Sunday, April 7, 2013

How G.I. Joe: Retaliation retaliated itself

            Goodbye Channing and Hello Dwayne Johnson! That is how the new installment of the G.I. Joe series greeted the viewers…little did we know that this greeting hardly makes a good first impression. There are two main reasons why The Rock’s “magic” did not quite work this time: First, because it’s not Channing. Second, because it simply did not.

            But kidding aside, I found the film commonplace and somewhat mediocre especially when compared to its prequel, G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra, since I became a fan of it. One can pinpoint which areas had the movie retaliating itself.

            A good film should found itself in a plot that would basically serve as the backbone of its entirety. The film, unfortunately, did not establish itself in a good one rather in a cliche. It revolves on the G.I. Joe operation being closed given the circumstances and the characters trying to settle loose ends.

            Men love G.I. Joe for its action stunts and the chaos happening in front of them while women love the actors sweating with their bulging muscles. To make the long story short, everyone loves action but where did the film go wrong? It had guns, explosions, and every possible tool but it lacked suspense. The film was not able to heighten the thrill because it wanted to show everything at once leaving the audience wanting more, but not in a good way.

            Even if the movie did not pass my expectations in many levels, I would still recommend others to watch it if they’re into another action-packed film.

            Although Channing Tatum’s appearance is short-lived other actors made up for his absence. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was subtle and made a good lead for the film. But the most-anticipated part was Bruce Willis’.

            As I stated earlier, the film focused in giving a greater cinematic film with all the effects used although not as startling. The motion picture unquestionably put effort in the visuals which created few breathtaking scenes.

            In a nutshell, the film was not THAT bad but it wasn’t impressive enough either. It gives you that feeling that something is missing or lacking and you want to watch it again just to make sure you feel right. Anyway, you could check it out yourself in cinemas and tell me what you think. J

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