Written March 31, 2015
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 05, 2015
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 July 06, 2015
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 July 01, 2015
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 July 02, 2015
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.