Written May 01, 2016
Great movie, nail-biting cliff scenes, Dwayne Johnson really steals the show! I thought there would be a teaser after the credits, no such luck! Go see it and hope they make another!
Written May 03, 2016
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.
Written April 30, 2016
So enjoyed the movie. Saw it in 3D and a number of times almost jumped out of my seat. Some humor and lots and lots of action. Feel it is a movie that kids 10 and up can see.
Written June 25, 2016
The 3D is a little off and some of the action sequences were unexplained or perhaps unexplainable. Very poor job at letting the viewer in on locations and the only character you actually develop a connection with, is not very relevant to the story, if you can call it that.
My assumption is that the editors screwed the pooch on this one. A lot of action sequences, but the story was either not very well created or not shared with the viewer at all.
However, in the end, the action sequences were really good, especially when it involved the ninjas.
For my money, it was a decent movie, but definitely not the best we've seen, or come to expect, from The Rock or Bruce Willis.
Written February 13, 2016
My 14 year old grandson and I saw this last night. I was somewhat entertained, there were several spots in it that I wasn't too crazy about....not content per se. It was timely, but still a 'formula' movie and I expected that. The cinematography was not the best. The 3D was 'off'. as it wasn't very pleasing to the eye. Before one particular (video playing scene) there was at least 10 seconds of dead screen. Other than that, Bruce Willis was, as always, entertaining in his too small role. The hidden weaponry was 'cliche' to say the least....I agree with the critics about the so-so rating. However, my grandson didn't move a muscle nor did he speak a word...a sign that he was thoroughly enjoying it! He said it was really good and he'd love to go see it again! And to see him happy....that was my only thrill!