G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
|G.I. Joe: Retaliation|
|Directed by||Jon M. Chu|
|Based on||G.I. Joe Film Series|
|Music by||Henry Jackman|
|Cinematography||Stephen F. Windon|
|Box office||$375.7 million|
G.I. Joe: Retaliation is a 2013 American military science fiction ac-tion film directed by Jon M. Chu and based on Hasbro‘s toy, comic, and media franchise of the same name. It was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and is a sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, while also serving as a soft reboot of the franchise. Retaliation features an ensemble cast with Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Arnold Vosloo, and Channing Tatum reprising their roles from the first film. Luke Bracey and Robert Baker take over the role of Cobra Commander, replacing Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Dwayne Johnson, D. J. Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson, and Bruce Willis round out the principal cast.
In the film, with Cobra operative Zartan still impersonating the President of the United States, the terrorist organization is able to frame the Joes as traitors, and have them nearly annihilated in an airstrike. Cobra Commander places the world leaders under Cobra’s control, and gains access to their advanced warheads. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving Joes form a plan with the original G.I. Joe, General Joseph Colton, to overthrow the Cobra Commander and his allies.