Zach Kircher writes:
G.I. Joe: Retaliation is a stupid film, but at least it's a marked improvement over its predecessor.
I’m going to frank – I absolutely hated G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Even though that film had a little bit of entertaining action, it’s unarguable that it was a cinematic disaster. That is why I naturally had reservations when a sequel was announced… until the trailer was released. I still assumed that the film would be ridiculous based on the source material, but what brought up my hopes was the revamped style, a new director and the fact that the writers of Zombieland were attached to the project. With supposedly a reassembled team, is G.I. Joe: Retaliation proof that there is actual potential for this Hasbro franchise to survive on the big screen?