Review: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Read my 2009 review of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra here

Now that's more like it.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the Joe movie I've been hoping to see since I was a little kid, and it's exactly the kind of movie that its predecessor, 2009's exercise in cotton candy excess G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, isn't. First, some helpful context: I'm someone who grew up pretty much right smack in the middle of the demo that toymaker Hasbro targeted when they laid out their "G.I. Joe vs. Cobra" multimedia assault in the early '80s. Toys, action figures, comic books, I was immersed in all of them, with the Marvel comic books especially serving as one of those beacons that stayed with me through a wide swath of my childhood. Read More...


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