After being framed for crimes which they didn't commit by their own country, the G.I Joe fighting unit is terminated by direct orders from the president. In an aftermath with few survivors, three "Joes" much seek out the truth behind their ordered termination. Jon M. Chu's G.I. Joe Retaliation is pretty much what you expect, being big, loud, and extremely dumb. The opening few minutes give the viewer a good idea what they are in for, with an action set piece followed by an absolutely absurd amount of exposition explaining all the potential bad guys as well as any back-story it deems necessary. One thing that struck me right off the bat about this film is just has fast paced it all is. The film really does fly by at a breakneck speed, going from action scene to exposition in a way that keeps the film highly entertaining if you dig this type of absurdity. One particular scene taking place at a nuclear summit had me laughing so hard that I couldn't determine if the film was self aware or just that stupid. The action scenes are plentiful and while most of them are nothing special, there are a few cgi-porn scenes that are fun. If you go into G.I Joe expecting a somewhat intelligent action film you are sure to be let down but for those who want to turn their brain off, I can't say this isnt fun.
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