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The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
Action - This is a sequel to the 2009 live action film based on the popular
action cartoon television series, toy line, and comic book of the
1980s, but most of the cast of the first film does not return, and
the very few actors who do, including Channing Tatum, have fairly
limited screen time, with the exception of Ray Park. Otherwise, this
is mostly a big showcase for new series stars Dwayne Johnson,
Adrianne Palicki, and D.J. Cotrona. Bruce Willis has a smaller
supporting role. Language is fairly minimal, and while there isn't a
lot of bloodshed, the film is a bit violent and sometimes intense for
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 91 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:All the children loved "G.I. Joe."
TEENS:Ten of the eleven males loved it as did six of the seven females. It doesn't get much better than that.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:All but one of the males loved "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," and that one rated it above average. The female reviews are not all that great. A little over a quarter loved it and another half enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately, a full quarter only rated it as an average movie, which isn't bad, but it is a bit on the low side.
ADULTS:Great Reviews! Male and female reviews are very similar. Approximately half indicated that they loved "G.I. Joe: Retaliation." Another quarter rated it above average. About 20% only rated it "Good/Average," which is a bit disappointing.