G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Chu, 2013)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Jon Chu, 2013)

So when I made my prediction that Jon Chu was the next Terrence Malick, I guess I was wrong. But at least this is a step up in quality! But seriously, this is just another uninspired action flick with some awkward bromance, forced guest appearances from famous actors, and annoyingly convenient plot contrivances throughout. The movie’s only strength is that it did seem to mostly know its limitations and didn’t try to be smarter than it was. I can usually get behind something that’s entertaining and stupid when it knows it’s entertaining and stupid (and as long as it doesn’t break the 2-hour mark, which this did not). So, not the worst thing I’ve ever seen, but still not good. (Yeah, this review has about as much depth as the movie itself, sorry!)  4.75/10

g.i. joe


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