The G.I. Joes are back and trying to be at their best. “G.I. Joe Retaliation” in 3D stars Channing Tatum as Duke the officer in control. Duke leads the other Joes into North Korea to remove all nuclear threats. The mission is flawless, until they are ambushed. Quick thinking saves three Joes who will be out for revenge. Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Jaye (Adrianne Palicki) and Flint (D.J. Cotrona) use their survival skills to escape and return to the United States in search of who ambushed them and why.
Roadblock assumes the hit had to come from the highest power, being the President (Jonathan Pryce). The President in a press conference informs citizens that the Joes are no longer active and have abandoned their mission. The Joes immediately become suspicious of the President’s remarks. With the help of some old friends Roadblock and the other surviving Joes will set up and use their advanced technology to fight the enemy and clear their name.
The Joe’s will reunite with Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and enlist the help of enemy Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) and new Joe Jinx (Elodie Yung). The team learns the President is being held captive and has been replaced by an imposter. The destructive plan being led by Cobra Commander (Luke Bracey). The Joes turn to General Joe Colton (Bruce Willis) for advice and assistance in the war against the Cobras. It will be a race against time to see who will win and save society.
“G.I. Joe Retaliation” was filled with action and stunts that were enjoyable to watch, but lacked dialogue and content to keep audiences intrigued. The performances were average, with the best scenes coming from the ones with Bruce Willis in them. This film had no use of the 3D. I can remember only one scene where it seemed to be used and even that was hard to see. It was more of a distraction. Just an average action film to kick off Spring.