“G.I. Joe Retaliation”

April 7th, 2013 at 10:30 am by under A Look at the Movies

Two_StarRated PG-13
1 hour 40 minutes

Dwayne Johnson, Jonathan Pryce, Bruce Willis

Have you noticed that Dwayne Johnson has become the Arnold Schwarzenegger  of this generation? Johnson’s got the bulging Biceps and the limited acting ability to measure up.
Johnson’s in command of the G.I. Joe’s, America’s most elite special forces combat crew.
But an evil presidential impersonator has just stabbed Johnson in the back by maligning the fabled warriors.
For those who don’t take this nonsense too seriously, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is to be enjoyed for just what it is, sheer, empty-headed nonsense.
Johnson and his crack team of “G.I. Joes” seem to have overdosed on Steroids as they blast their way back into their country’s good graces.
The G.I Joe saga isn’t without its moments of inspired silliness. Here I was worried they’d have trouble working martial arts ninja’s into the plot.
And If you thought there was no way of working in a  Bruce Willis cameo. With the aging action hero worrying about his physical condition, think again.
But It’ll take more than a Bruce Willis cameo to save “G.I Joe: Retaliation”  from being drummed out of the theaters with 2 stars.
Would it have made a difference If Arnold Schwarzenegger also had a cameo. I guess, We’ll never know.

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