G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) – Encore Review (MovieRob CoronaCamp #6 of ????)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

In these uncertain times, obviously all of our lives and schedules have been interrupted in ways we never could have imagined.  In order to take advantage of the precious time that this world wide crisis has given me with my 4 kids, I decided to choose some movies to watch with them in order to help expand their movie knowledge while also generating quality time with them which will hopefully give them some great memories during this very challenging time…  Thus I decided to create a CoronaCamp featuring some fun films to watch with them.

“In the immortal words of Jay-Z: “Whatever deity may guide my life, dear lord don’t let me die tonight. But if I shall before I wake, I’d accept my fate.”” – Roadbock

Number of Times Seen – Twice (9 Jul 2013 and 7 May 2020)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – An elite American fighting force must deal with a terrorist organization while also handling political problems that go all the up to the very top, to the President.

Bottom Line – Fun, yet pretty silly action film. The way that they depict the cartoonish action and characters of G.I. Joe doesn’t work well enough here to make things feel more realistic at all. The cast is fine with Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum doing adequate jobs with their characters. There is an obviously a reason that they stopped making films in this franchise after this one came out.  The action scenes are done quite well and it’s fun to watch them unfold in bombastic ways, but there is a reason that this kind of film isn’t known for it’s deep story line.  Best to turn off your brain for two hours and enjoy the action of it all. The first film in the series was much more realistic in its depiction of this elite fighting squad and it’s a bit of a shame that they weren’t able to find a way to duplicate the feeling with this movie. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During the President’s press conference, one of the news vans has the logo for Extensive Enterprises, a COBRA-owned company. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10) (slight downgrade from original review)

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One thought on “G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) – Encore Review (MovieRob CoronaCamp #6 of ????)

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