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G.I. Joe: Retaliation

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language.
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: March 28, 2013 Released by: Paramount Pictures Corporation

Dwayne Johnson and the other G.I. Joe's are out to take down the fake president (Jonathan Pryce) who has a flexible face and has captured the true president also played by Pryce.  

Even with help from Bruce Willis the G.I. Joe's in a series of battles with overdone special effects along with an overabundance of Marshal Arts encounters bring us a rather drab uninteresting campaign to unmask the faker who has taken over the USA and become a dictator.  

Along with Channing Tatum and some crossover help from Byung-hun Lee and very effective seduction of the President by Adrianne Palicki in a red dress, the batch of soldiers redeem themselves and set the country back on track.  

The special effects are not new, and are on the screen far too often,  even worst the marshal arts become a boring series of events.

The G.I. Joe's may save the country,  but they can't save the limited script.

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