G.I. Joe - Retaliation 2012

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Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson star in this action thriller sequel based on the range of Hasbro action figures. This time around, the G.I. Joe Team must fight to wrestle back control of the world from the Commander (Faran Tahir) and Cobra spy Zartan (Arnold Vosloo), last seen disguised as the President of the United States. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Joes must pull together a plan to expose the truth and stop Cobra from taking over the world before it is too late.

Starring:
Bruce Willis, Ray Stevenson
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Starring Bruce Willis, Ray Stevenson, Jonathan Pryce, Dwayne Johnson, Arnold Vosloo, Adrianne Palicki, Elodie Yung, Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Joseph Mazzello, Byung-hun Lee, RZA, Walton Goggins
Director Jon M. Chu
Genres Thriller
Studio PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 22 July 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Starring Bruce Willis, Ray Stevenson, Jonathan Pryce, Dwayne Johnson, Arnold Vosloo, Adrianne Palicki, Elodie Yung, Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Joseph Mazzello, Byung-hun Lee, RZA, Walton Goggins
Director Jon M. Chu
Genres Thriller
Studio PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 22 July 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Starring Bruce Willis, Ray Stevenson, Jonathan Pryce, Dwayne Johnson, Arnold Vosloo, Adrianne Palicki, Elodie Yung, Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Joseph Mazzello, Byung-hun Lee, RZA, Walton Goggins
Director Jon M. Chu
Genres Thriller
Studio PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 22 July 2013
Main languages English

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Bodenham on 17 Aug 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If your reading this then you might just have made a lucky escape, why the drama you ask it's just this don't buy this version of the movie. In all honesty you need to get the Blue-ray extended addition, "Why?" because this version is a chopped up or chopped out hatchet job. I was lucky enough to see the Extended version first at my friends house not knowing that what it was, when I bought this one I was like "WTF! Where's all the rest of the movie and the good bits!?!"

Trust me when I say it's well worth the few extra shekels. Directors cuts are usually always better.

This version is only worth 3 stars, the extended version gives it the full 5 stars in my opinion.
A shame they don't have a extended version on regular DvD but meh you can't have everything.

As for the movie itself, if you liked GI Joe as a kid you'll love this movie, if you love action movies then you'll love this, it takes the mistakes made by the first one and fixes them all very nicely.
I'm now looking forward to the next one, if they keep it in the same vein and style.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Robinson on 6 Sep 2013
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Love this film; great special effects and fight scenes a bit of humour and buckets of ninjas!
I've been into G.I. Joe since I was a kid and it was called "Action Force" in the UK and the films really build on the nostalgia with a healthy dose of action movie goodness.
Definitely succeeds on its own terms though don't expect much in the way of deep insight or character development; that said it's a quality cast who really commit to the film and is beautifully put together.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RSProds TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 24 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
Four ACTION-PACKED Stars! The 2nd edition of the G.I. Joe series of movies, following "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" is full of action, adventure, and GREAT special effects starring the G.I. Joe Elite Team of "Duke", "Road Block", "Lady Jaye", "Flint", "Snake Eyes", "Mouse", "Ship Wreck", and others, taking place after the Nanomite War. Terrorist leader "Cobra Commander" and "Destro" are already in captivity; "Storm Shadow" and "Zartan" are still at large. The story begins with the "Joe's" involved in a rescue at the North-South Korea DMZ and later during another mission they are ambushed, which sets the stage for an international conspiracy. The rest of the story is pure enjoyable, entertaining Sci-Fi fun, improbable scenarios, plot holes, lots of fights and explosions, while keeping the audience guessing who is on which side.

But it also features one of the most marvelous swashbuckling ninja fight sequences at the 55 minute point at a mountain stronghold, away from the main `Joe' group, featuring amazing CGI, `wire' fu, great fight and stunt coordination, and breathtaking matte landscapes that rival the likes of the Matrix Reloaded and is definitely worth the price of admission for this 7 minute sequence alone. I have watched that sequence alone a dozen times.

Great action, adventure fun in an expensive-looking movie. Starring Duane "The Rock" Johnson, Channing Tatum, Jonathan Pryce, Byung-Hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Elodie Yung, Luke Bracey, and Arnold Vesloo, with an extended cameo from Bruce Willis, it brought in $375 Million at the box office: with the preceding film bringing in $300M. Directed by Jon M. Chu. Four ENJOYABLE SCI-FI Stars! (Amazon Prime Video; Time-1:50)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. J. Woodall on 18 Oct 2013
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Pure escapism... we've waited so long for this to come out after the last move.
Loved it!
Now waiting for the next one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By oxfordten on 19 Nov 2013
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Once again well worth the money
Amazon are doing what it does to keep it on top
it's the best
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Howard Watson on 24 July 2013
Format: DVD
This is a stunning,visual feast of wall to wall action.Vastly superior to the first film and highly engaging.
I saw this in 3D and it was easily one of the best 3D films I had seen.
If you like action movies with great set-pieces,then this is for you.Easily one of Dwayne Johnsons best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By daniel jones. on 23 July 2013
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i got this yesterday and have just watched this one was fantastic it has finally gone back to being a proper movie unlike the first one which was awful but after seeing this one i was very impressed this is for anyone who enjoys action films
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Format: Blu-ray
First things: - if you hated the previous GI Joe movie and don't like daft excessive action with flimsy plots, you're going to hate this one too. Simply move along - it'll be 2 hours of your life you won't get back and you'll wish you'd known better. Secondly: - knowledge of the previous movie may not be strictly required, but certainly helps a LOT. The two films could almost dovetail together, with one crucial plot point from the last one having a huge effect on this movie.
Third: - (and if you've read ANY press reviews or seen any of the trailers, this isn't a spoiler) one of the biggest cast members of the first film bows out pretty swiftly, which may really annoy fans. This is essentially 'new gang' but 'same style'.
Does Retaliation work as a sequel? Yes. It's a lot of very silly fun, with slightly harsher violence than before, ditching some of the cartoonish tone for moments that feel a tiny bit more adult-orientated. The action set-pieces are still elaborate and contain a lot of acrobatic stunts and impressive gunfire. There's a very silly evil scheme that threatens the world once again - and our heroes are up against even greater odds.
Does it work as an Action movie? Yes. It's guilt-free unplug brain fun and will happily amuse fans of the first film.
The casting is patchy. Johnson ("The Rock") is good as a lead, and his banter with Channing Tatum is pure comedy gold. Tatum is probably his most likeable in ages, which makes his limited screen time a shame, and Ray Park gets an expanded role as Snake Eyes, delivering a few more shades to a character that will always be hard to flesh out by its very nature.
The role of Cobra Commander is played by Luke Bracey - almost permanently behind a shiny visor.
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