Opening Today: “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” (3/28/2013)

“Go Joe!!!!” It’s time to get back on track.

Poster - GI Joe Retaliation - 2013

In 2009 we found “G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra” giving fans a long anticipated live action film that featured many characters most commonly associated with the classic animated series “G.I.Joe”. It was a slam bang action film for sure but it left some of the fans a little for want based on some of the happenings and connections in the tale. I will not ruin it for you if you have not yet seen it for some reason. I was one of those fans who had a little concern after it was finished but I did enjoy most of the film and felt it had some solid action and effects. Now we are in 2013 and the Joes have returned to face the ever growing threat of Cobra Commander and his hostile armies. It sounds interesting to me especially if you go by the trailers that show the Joes are listed as public enemies number one by our own government. Don’t worry, our leaders have not snapped but they are not themselves at the moment.

There are a lot of characters in the film and among the big names we get The Rock and Bruce Willis and with each of them being action film stars already I think that we might be in good hands. For me part of the excitement is that we get a proper Cobra Commander in the film. We also find Ray Park returning as Snake Eyes and Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow. Those were two of my favorite characters from the comic book and television show but we do not seem to have The Baroness or Destro according to the listed “Starring” names below. Perhaps they will be cameos. Perhaps not. Well that is all I have for this one, GO JOE!!!

Starring:
Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock (Marvin F. Hinton)
Bruce Willis as General Joseph Colton
Channing Tatum as Duke (Conrad S. Hauser)
Jonathan Pryce as the President of the United States
Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow (Thomas Arashikage)
Ray Park as Snake Eyes
Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye (Jaye Burnett)
Elodie Yung as Jinx (Kim Arashikage)
Ray Stevenson as Firefly
D.J. Cotrona as Flint (Dashiell R. Faireborn)
Luke Bracey as Cobra Commander (Rexford “Rex” Lewis)
Robert Baker as the voice of Cobra Commander
Walton Goggins as Warden Nigel James
Arnold Vosloo as Zartan
Joseph Mazzello as Mouse
RZA as Blind Master
Matt Gerald as Zandar
Joe Chrest as the Chief of Staff
James Carville as Himself
Ryan Hansen as Grunt
DeRay Davis as Stoop
Ilia Volok as Russian President
Dikran Tulaine as U.K. Prime Minister
Robert Catrini as Israeli President
Marcelo Tubert as French President
James Lew as Chinese Leader
Ajay Mehta as Indian Prime Minister
Augustus Cho as North Korean Leader
Jim Palmer as Clutch

I’ve embedded some links below to some really cool G.I. Joe related films, animations, books and so on. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

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