A movie starring Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson? I definitely wouldn’t miss! In addition, I have a huge crush on the Korean guy in the film and that made me wanna watch it more!
G.I. Joe: Retaliation is actually a sequel to the 2009 film: G.I. Joe – The Rise of Cobra. Five of the stars [Channing Tatum (Duke), Arnold Vosloo (Zartan), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), Jonathan Pryce (U.S. President), and Lee Byung-hun (Storm Shadow)] including my Korean crush reprised their roles. I would have wished for Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Cobra Commander still but I guess the producers want a fresh take on G.I. Joe considering the bad reviews they got during the first instalment.
In this movie, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting with the Cobras but they are forced to hide their existence while trying to save the world. Why and how? You have to watch the movie 🙂
My friend Kristel and I watched the movie in 3D. I liked it though it didn’t have that much effects in 3D but I what I appreciated was the surround sound. It made the whole viewing experience a better one.
Some observations I had while watching G.I. Joe: Retaliation are the ff.:
- It felt like the producers wanna make us remember that G.I. Joes were made by Hasbro. They pushed this information on us considering they flashed it not once, not twice but thrice! I just wanna say I get it! I really get it! The G.I. Joes were made by Hasbro! They were originally toys which we played when we were kids.
- Spoiler alert: Channing Tatum won’t last a quarter of the movie. I wished to see him more but that’s how the story went. He had to die. It was just too bad because his chemistry with Dwayne Johnson was superb (you’ll notice it through their bromance scenes at the start of the movie).
- Lady Jaye was sexy! You have to watch her show her beautiful body in the film. The actress is Adrianne Palicki. If you watch the TV series – Friday Night Lights, you would remember her.
- Storm Shadow (played by my crush – Lee Byung-hun) was such an eye candy. Honestly, when he was in the scenes, all I did was stare at him. The actor is already 42 years old but boy, he’s HOT!
- I wish to have lots of firearms like what Bruce Willis’ character has in the movie. Hard core to the finest! I know it isn’t possible but it doesn’t hurt to dream 😛
- I was expecting for Bruce Willis’ character to be badass like his Die Hard character. However, I was disappointed. While his role was a former general, all the good fight scenes went to the ninjas.
- Snake eyes will never ever let his face show. I was hoping that he would at least reveal his face in the ending but that didn’t happen 🙁
- The best scene ever and I’m pretty sure everyone who saw G.I. Joe: Retaliation would agree with me is the Flying Ninja fight at the mountains. I was watching with awe… sooooooo awesome!!
Overall, an entertaining movie to watch and it’s mainly because of the big stars like Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum & Bruce Willis. G.I. Joe: Retaliation is a light movie to watch perfect if you wanna relax after a long day of work.
My Rating for G.I. Joe: Retaliation: 4 out of 5 stars