Written October 28, 2014
I loved the movie, I feel it was full of action as expected and I was NOT disappointed. I'm a huge fan of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis so I was happy to see them all in the same movie. I was entertained throughout and would see it again...I'm hoping for a sequel!
Written February 01, 2015
This move was way more hyped than developed. The plot is pretty straight forward, if you believe in over the top villians trying to take over the world. But played out on screen is a jumble of action scenes that are supposed to be enteratining. However, the shakey camera work and too-fast movements just don't lend itself well to the 3D format; things just become a blur. And you would think that Channing Tatum could redeem the picture, but he's on screen for 10 mins tops! Totally not worth the ticket price. I say at least wait for Redbox.
Written May 26, 2015
I needed to change my mind and thought let's go and see a stupid movie, turn my brain off and enjoy some special effects. Well, this movie was so stupid (weak lines, actors do not even seem to be into it) that even with my low expectations I was really disappointed.
If you're very young like 14 years old, you might find this fun.
Written January 30, 2015
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 February 27, 2015
The best thing about this movie: Every scene with Bruce Willis in it. The sword fighting scenes are also pretty good, particularly the one on the side of the cliff.
Everything else was kind of meh. Seeing futuristic helicopters and stuff was neat but not exceptional. Maybe I've seen too many action movies, but there wasn't as much "omg that was awesome!" as I was hoping for.
All the good guy characters are new and weren't in the first movie, which I didn't like either, the exception being the guy that you never see his face and he doesn't talk (Snake Eyes). I'm all for new characters, but what about the old? Sheesh. That said, the new characters did very well and were fun to watch interact.
There was one thing I really didn't like, though. In 3D, they kept throwing things directly at you instead of just slightly past you, very annoying.
If you liked the first movie you'll probably like this one, but don't expect miracles. It's not bad, but it's not great either.