The next installment of the G.I. Joe series. YO JOE!!!
The movie picks up a year or two after the nanobot wars (I think). There is a destabilization in a country that is a potential nuclear threat. The Joes show up and round up the nukes before an enemy threat can get them and that is where they are double crossed. The rest of the story is pretty straight forward.
This is your typical action movie. Straight forward plot. Flashy explosions. Good looking woman running around kicking ass. LOTS of guns. Nothing to extra ordinary.
(TAMN here… I would like to add a couple things before Mr. Scuzz’s final judgment. This movie was leaps and bounds better than the first G.I. Joe abomination. ‘GIJ: Retaliation’ pulls from the really well done animated series ‘G.I. Joe: Renegades’. The storyline for ‘GIJ: Renegades’ is what drove the plot for this movie. The dialog was, for the most part, clever and funny. Granted there were a few cringe worthy lines, but overall it was a well done script. Also, Rock did a dang good job as Roadblock.)
If you are in the mood for an action movie this is worth a rent. Just don’t rent this looking for anything other than an action movie. (TAMN again… For the fans of the original G.I. Joe, this is closer to what we wanted to see in a live action feature the first time around.)