G.I. JOE: RETALIATION REVIEW

With G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra making some money, but clearly not inspiring much enthusiasm, Paramount has gone for a pretty notable overhaul of the series with G.I. Joe: Retaliation. An unusual mixture of sequel and reboot, the new film does continue storylines and (a few) characters from the first movie, but also has some huge differences, both in terms of cast and crew and in the overall approach. The early scenes establish the close bond between Duke (the returning Channing Tatum) and Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), two members of the Joe team who head up a squad whose members include Snake-Eyes (Ray Park), Flint (D.J. Cotrona) and Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki). But when the Joes are framed and ambushed, only Roadblock and a few others are left to try to find those behind it and clear their name. READ MORE...

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