Written August 23, 2014
Great popcorn movie with plenty of eye candy for everyone with great visuals. Never a dull moment, and look out for number three, cause its a comin'. I think "The Rock" is in every film this year. He's turning into the Michael Cain of action films. Good for him. Go see it. Great for all ages.
Written August 01, 2014
Good film. Lots of action. Stayed to end of credits, hoping to see something more to set up sequel, hoping there was another scene with a Joe character. Some things left unexplained. Unlike previous film which had International members, this one focused on US team. Some character moments from previous film are expanded/explained.
Written September 16, 2014
I took my two youngest grandchildren to see GI Joe: Retaliation 3D. My 10 year-old granddaughter and I liked it. My 13 year-old grandson said it was so-so. Not what I expected.
The movie did show a lot of battle violence. I liked the action. I wasn't bored during the movie.
The actors were good. No deep characterization, though. That's okay.
Typical plot for this kind of movie. Nothing special. That's okay, too.
Guess I just like action movies.
Written April 02, 2013
Great action movie! Really good visual effects and fight scenes. Definitely better than the first one. My 11 year old son loved it. Not sure seeing it in 3D is a must.
Written July 31, 2014
On one side, it's very much a video game-like plot with lots of things blowing up, the Rock's Roadblock being large and in charge, and Lee Byung-hun's Stormshadow being a hot asian male with swords. On the other, I enjoyed it a lot more than "The Rise of Cobra" since Retaliation wasn't trying to be a romantic drama within a military action film. The lack of a cheesy Pop song as a send off also helped.
The movie is not exactly high art or memorable, but it's worth a viewing if you're looking for a distraction, though I felt that 3D was wasted on it.