Written April 27, 2015
Great special affects, Johnson tries really hard, but the story doesn't help him much. This is a great candidate for the Old Saturday Afternoon series that went out of style years ago. Again the special affects and Johnson really did great but the rest was SO-SO. The story idea was good, but it petered out rather early and was left to the special affects to carry the show.
Written January 26, 2015
As a die-hard action fan (pun intended), I'm very critical of films that don't deliver or do deliver, but only the highlights you've already seen in the trailers. G.I. Joe: Retaliation is a heart-pounding roller coaster of non-stop action that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to end.
Part of the story was disappointing to me, but I'm sure the writer had their reasons.
Like martial arts? Like suspense? Like military-ish films? Like movies about heros? If so, go see this film. You won't be disappointed.
Written November 20, 2014
Lots of action, opens nice, sad that not all last movie star were in this one too, but new cast very good. Great movie sounds were great crisp, and perfectly balanced for the surround effects and the 3D was great.
Written July 26, 2014
Good chance to kick back and watch a very entertaining movie!!! Not too crazy about not having Riptide, Scarlette and others but storyline was a little predictable. Bad guys want to rule the world, Joe's save the day!! Interesting twist that ties in Rise of Cobra with main characters here in this film creating unusual alliance. All the Bells and whistles for IMAX experience!! Action, comedy, drama, & big BOY toys.
Written November 29, 2014
The first GI Joe foreshadowed doom for the franchise but Retaliation i feel salvaged it. There was a better casting and actors in this one. Which for me ruined the first one.
The Action was a little farfetched...but its an action movie!!! Its supposed to be like that. The graphics were obvious at some points thought.
The 3D was used quite a lot throughout the movie which was good. Some of the battle scenes were a bit overwhelming...but i would imagine if you were actually in a battle thats how overwhelmed you would feel.