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Reviews: G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

gi_joe_retaliationReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 12/26/13] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
  • Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com
    • Excerpt: The easiest way to enjoy G.I. Joe: Retaliation is by entering with low expectations and proceeding to think of comparable films worse than it. For instance, while this sequel doesn’t really excel in acting, story, logic, or excitement, at least it’s coherent and watchable, not a Transformers-style sensory assault.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
    • Excerpt: Where the first film is a rancid violation of everything that makes cinema even a little bit tolerable in any regard, the sequel is merely empty and mediocre.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: With the exception of one or two action set pieces, these scenes seems more purposeful to shake things up and distract the viewer from the overly convoluted, disjointed and nonsensical plot.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Director Jon M. Chu keeps the action moving and his stars charismatic but “Zombieland” writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick have cobbled their plot together from everything from “Star Wars”…to “RED”…to the “Lethal Weapon” series…and more.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [The] action sequences are assaults not only on aesthetics but also on basic logistics.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Fight-filled and blasting but forgettable – and toally lackin the essential element of cartoonish fun.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: You get the G.I. Joes for Christmas. Hooray!
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: If the silly, bombastic film adaptation of the 1980s Hasbro toy property, 2009’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” proved to be forgettably junky hardware, there’s a good chance the next installment probably wasn’t going to turn things around.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Piers Marchant @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: God help us, you can’t even insult the film by saying the characters are really plastic.
  • Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
    • Excerpt: Exactly what you expect, and exactly what trailers make it look like, “GI Joe: Retaliation” is a lot like running around outside, throwing your favorite toys, pretending to be an army man.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Average Joes…
  • Frank Ochieng @ SFcrowsnest
    • Excerpt: For the moronic muscleheads in ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’, a dishonorable discharge cannot be far behind should another sequel be conceived on a frivolous whim celebrating a nostalgic toy soldier in the name of movie-making manhood.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: G.I. Joe: Retaliation is big, dumb, and loud, but you wouldn’t want it any other way. For a film based on a line of action figures, this is likely as good as it gets; with a stronger lead storyline and some more consistency with the action scenes (the finale, in particular, is a letdown), it might have even been legitimately good.
  • Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: It was at least 100 times better than the first G.I. Joe film, which raises it barely to the level of mediocrity.
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Just another bombastically brainless summer behemoth that’s arrived a few months early.
  • Phil Villarreal @ COEDMagaazine.com
    • Excerpt: The plot is a ludicrous mash-up of half-thought-out ideas.
Updated: July 13, 2015 — 3:32 pm

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