G.I. Joe: Retaliation
G.I. Joe: Retaliation is a 2013 American science fiction action film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe toy, comic and media franchises. It is a sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. The film was written by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. G.I. Joe: Retaliation features an ensemble cast, starring Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson, with Channing Tatum, Arnold Vosloo, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, and Byung-hun Lee reprising their roles from the first film. The film was released in North America on March 28, 2013.
Movie2k Watch Movies – G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Plot
The G.I. Joes are framed for stealing nuclear warheads from Pakistan by Zartan (Arnold Vosloo) who is impersonating the President of the United States (Jonathan Pryce). The entire team is eliminated in a military strike with Duke (Channing Tatum) as one of the casualties. Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Flint (D.J. Cotrona) and Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki) are the only survivors.
Meanwhile, Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) and ex-Joe Firefly (Ray Stevenson) rescue Cobra Commander (Luke Bracey) from a penitentiary in Germany. Storm Shadow is injured during the escape and retreats to a temple in the Himalayas to recover. Upon learning that he is alive, the Blind Master (RZA), leader of the Arashikage Clan, sends Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and his apprentice Jinx (Elodie Yung), Storm Shadow’s cousin, to capture Storm Shadow so he can answer for the murder of his uncle, the Hard Master.
Roadblock, Flint, and Lady Jaye return to the United States where they set up a base of operations in a rundown gym. After Zartan announces that Cobra will replace the Joes as America’s main protective unit, Lady Jaye deduces that someone is impersonating the President, and Roadblock leads them to General Joseph Colton (Bruce Willis) who provides them with weapons and helps them infiltrate a fundraising event that the President will be attending, where Lady Jaye steals a sample of his DNA and confirms that he is Zartan. They escape after a brief confrontation with Firefly and Zandar (Matt Gerald), the head of the Presidential Detail and a member of Cobra.
Snake Eyes and Jinx locate and capture Storm Shadow after a battle with ninjas and take him back to Japan where Storm Shadow reveals that Zartan murdered the Hard Master and he joined Cobra to avenge his uncle, embittered that the clan didn’t believe in his innocence. Storm Shadow then accompanies Snake Eyes and Jinx as they join the Joes’ efforts to stop Cobra.
Zartan invites the world leaders to a summit, where he blackmails them into disabling their nuclear arsenals, and reveals that he has created Project Zeus: Seven orbital kinetic bombardment weapons of mass destruction at his command. He destroys central London to prove his superiority and threatens to destroy other capitals if the countries don’t submit to Cobra. However, Storm Shadow betrays Cobra Commander and kills Zartan, revealing Cobra’s deception to the world leaders. While Snake Eyes, Jinx, and Flint fight Cobra’s soldiers, Cobra Commander activates the remaining six weapons and instructs Firefly to protect the launch device. Firefly is killed in combat with Roadblock, who deactivates and destroys the orbital weapons. Meanwhile, Colton, and Lady Jaye rescue the President.
Cobra Commander escapes during the battle and Storm Shadow disappears after avenging his uncle. The President initiates a global massive manhunt on Cobra Commander, who is now considered to be a terrorist, and reinstates the Joes with Roadblock leading Flint, Lady Jaye, Snake Eyes, and Jinx, and recruiting more soldiers to join them. Roadblock swears to avenge Duke by capturing Cobra Commander.
Movie2k Watch Movies – G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Cast
Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock (Marvin F. Hinton)
Jonathan Pryce as the President of the United States
Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow (Thomas Arashikage)
Ray Park as Snake Eyes
Elodie Yung as Jinx
Ray Stevenson as Firefly
D.J. Cotrona as Flint (Dashiell R. Faireborn)
Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye (Alison R. Hart-Burnett)
Channing Tatum as Duke (Conrad S. Hauser)
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 (Morris L. Sanderson)
RZA as Blind Master
Matt Gerald as Zandar
Joe Chrest as the Chief of Staff
Bruce Willis as General Joseph Colton
James Carville as Himself
Ryan Hansen as Grunt (Robert W. Graves)
DeRay Davis as Stoop
Ilia Volok as Russian Leader
Dikran Tulaine as U.K. Leader
Robert Catrini as Israeli President
Marcelo Tubert as French Leader
James Lew as Chinese Leader
Ajay Mehta as Indian Leader
Augustus Cho as North Korean Leader
Jim Palmer as Clutch
Movie2k Watch Movies – G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Production
G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Development
After the successful release of The Rise of Cobra, Rob Moore, the studio vice chairman of Paramount Pictures, stated in 2009 that a sequel would be developed. In January 2011, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers of Zombieland, were hired to write the script for the sequel. The movie was originally thought to be titled G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes, which was later denied by Reese. Stephen Sommers was originally going to return as director of the sequel, but Paramount Pictures announced in February 2011 that Jon Chu would direct the sequel. In July 2011, the sequel’s name was revealed to be G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Filming
Principal photography began in August 2011 in Louisiana. On November 22, 2011, a crew member died in an accident at a New Orleans warehouse that was serving as a soundstage for the production. The incident happened while crew members were changing out a set.
- Adrianne Palicki
- American Science Fiction
- Arnold Vosloo
- Blind Master
- Byung Hun Lee
- Channing Tatum
- Cobra Commander
- D J Cotrona
- Dwayne Johnson
- G I Joe
- Jonathan Pryce
- Lady Jaye
- Military Strike
- Nuclear Warheads
- Ray Park
- Ray Stevenson
- Snake Eyes
- Storm Shadow