Right in the middle of
We're in the Himalayas, where the fancy ninjas such as Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) and Snake Eyes (
Then we're dragged back to the other movie, the one in keeping with the concerns, the body count and the general "eh" quality level of the first "G.I. Joe" film released four years ago.
The stars of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," which is not to be confused with "G.I. Joe: Appeasement" or "G.I. Joe: Let's Talk Through Our Differences," are Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock;
Now and then the screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, whose
The directive behind this sequel, clearly, was non-stop action. Let's think about that phrase a second. Do we really want our action movies to deliver action that does not stop? Ever? I get a little tired of action sequences that won't stop. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" has some trouble with tone: One minute it's wisecracks between Johnson and Tatum as they're sitting on the couch with their little
I submit that playing with G.I. Joe action figures when you're that age, as I did, and apparently everyone in the cast of this movie did, according to the film's press materials, is not the same experience as a preteen soaking up this amount of