Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. Written by
G.I. Joe 2. I liked it better than the first one just because of the presence of action masters like Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis. This time stakes are much higher but you will never feel the urgency. Actions scenes are done quite well especially the ninja battle in the mountains. Like any run of the mill action movie, there are few delicious one liners and team members loving or hating each other for different reasons. Like the first one production values are high enough to keep you glued to the screen but you never take the movie too seriously even if its characters are serious about their mission. Acting wise, no one stands out and not having a very cunning strong villain hurts. I am going with not bad 6 out of 10 for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. You might not remember it after finishing but you won't complain during its run time.
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