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April 5, 2013

‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ improves, but still lacks substance

Movie Review


Pauls Valley, Oklahoma —

In the end, the one thing that seemed to make it average was a rather ho-hum performance by Cobra Commander and the way the story kind of treated what was supposed to inspire Roadblock to save the day. When you’re 10 years old and vegetating in front of the television you don’t need much substance other than an exploding city here and there or bad guys brushed aside like blades of grass for giggles, but death of one’s comrades needs a bit more sympathy when it’s supposed to be a blockbuster theater release.

I attribute much of this to trying to constantly wow the audience with special effects with no time to reflect and hope a third chapter (if made), moves a bit slower and gives time to let the story flow with a little less ADHD. Other than that, it was fine for an afternoon distraction, but gives little reason for multiple repeat viewings. Thus, the final Verdict for “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is two and a half out of five Dukes.

Movie viewing experience courtesy of the Royal Twin Theater of Pauls Valley.

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