Film Review – G.I Joe Retaliation

Director: Jon M. Chu
Screenplay: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Cast: Dwayne ‘the rock’ Johnson, Channing Tatum, Byung-hun Lee, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, D.J Cotrona, Arnold Vosloo
Genre: Action
Rating: *** and a half
Venue: Ster Kinekor Maerua Mall Cine 2

The G.I Joes are back and this time they are bigger, badder and a little slow. In the latest installment of the much-loved soldiers, not only are they fighting their mortal enemy Cobra but also their government when Zartan played by Arnold Vosloo kidnaps the president of the United States of America and impersonates him.
At first I thought that this sequel would be a flop, ten minutes into the film and I was getting irritated and kept wondering if I was in the right cinema hall. I ran a mental checklist just to make sure that I was in the right venue: Dwayne Johnson,(check), the ever yummy looking Channing Tatum (check), so I was sure that I was watching the sequel to G.I Joe Rise of the Cobra. Five minutes later I started to get back the excitement I first felt when I found out that the film is coming out.