Saturday, January 4, 2014

G.I.Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The Joes are sent on a mission that turns out to be a set up meant to eliminate the team, and destroy their reputation by casting them as traitors to their country. Only three of the Joe's survive an attack on their camp, and somehow make it back to the US where they begin investigating who set them up.  The stupidest Joe wants to let someone in charge know they're alive, but luckily the other surviving Joes let him know the error of his tiny brain.

Meanwhile Storm Shadow rescues the Cobra Commander from his watery prison, but an injury while escaping causes Storm to go into hiding at a retreat on the side of a sheer mountain face.

Back in the US, The President announces that since the Joe's are disgraced and incredibly dead, they are unable to fulfill their duties. So he is appointing a new security team, and that team is Cobra. Um, did everyone forget about the destruction Cobra has previously done? You'd think that would be a sign that there was something wrong with the President, even though no one would  guess it was a double who was in league with Cobra.... except the Joes. Dun dun dah!

Well, there's a whole bunch of plot holes here, plus people getting injured whenever it's convenient to the plot.  There's dialogue that makes no sense, and cringe worthy puns. But I did enjoy the ninja scenes. In fact, it would have been better if it had been focused on the ninjas.  Also it would be better if Hollywood stopped making movies based on toys and board games.

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