Friday, November 28, 2014

Shorts: G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

I wrote two posts how over the top stupid first movie was. This tries to be more serious. It ends up being boring even though it has Bruce Willis and The Rock. Both seem to be in every other action movie. It looked like this was couple days of line reading for Bruce. The Rock gives his average performance. I never thought I will see boring scene with both Bruce Willis and The Rock.

Ray Stevenson was way above the rest. He is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood. He can really act and he has physique for action movies. He is only reason to watch this movie. Bruce Willis has one good one liner. Rest of the movie is quite boring. Stupid and boring.

Movie starts some time after events of first movie. Everything is as it was at the end of first movie. This time everything is more realistic. Over the top sets are gone. G.I. Joes and Cobras look like real solders. Movie tries to be realistic except few Snake Eyes scenes and ending. The Rock acts serious character as does Bruce Willis. Only one having fun character is Ray Stevenson.

Even though I wrote two ranting posts of first movie, it made right choice going over the top. This tries to be serious and fails. Something like Cobra and Cobra commander can't be taken seriously. This movie has stupidity like first one did, but it is not as entertaining stupidity.

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