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3.0 out of 5 stars Read before you buy - for your enjoyments sake!, 17 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: G.I. Joe: Retaliation [DVD] (DVD)
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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Initial post: 4 Sep 2013 16:23:06 BDT
Surely this is an action flick for those who don't follow plot or dialogue. It is so awful that buying the BluRay simply means wasting even more money.

Posted on 21 Jan 2014 02:47:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Jan 2014 02:53:31 GMT
D.B. says:
I mistakenly bought the US multi format thinking it was the extended cut - now I own the crap version x3!
It's not the greatest film off all time but in the cinema it did feel hacked to pieces so I think there may be a better experience in teh extended cut rather then just grace notes. It gets bad reviews but the absolute worst part of the movie for me was that Wu Tang Clan guy in such a miscast role just because he likes Kung Fu flicks - he just has no place there, the rest I liked. Snake Eyes mask is fixed but Ray Parks - great martial artist as he is - is still too short with stubby arms to take seriously in any stunt role (You spot him even in full head to toe obscurity just like in X-Men & Wolverine origins - its' just Darth Maul in a different costume!). Ray Stevens is great in this film as he usually is. I honestly love the first G.I. Joe movie bar a handful of FX shots which seem skimped on to pay for the last acts much better fx. Sadly no such climax really exists in this film - it just all feels rushed and truncated - likely due to making it child friendly on the standard theatrical cut at least.

Posted on 13 Feb 2016 12:18:15 GMT
Metalmonster says:
Thank you for the warning! I have just bought the extended version instead and it's cheaper than the normal length version 😀👍
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