There’s a certain satisfaction that comes from watching a movie with zero pretentions -- an unapologetic slice of sugary pop cinema that embraces the absurdities of its chosen genre in a shameless bid to entertain. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
may not be a “smart” action film (it may not even be a “good” one), but in terms of movies based on nearly 30-year-old cartoon series created to sell toys and directed by the guy who made the Justin Bieber documentary, it’s surprisingly watchable. Of course, if you’re going to start applying concepts like logic, plausibility, and classical filmmaking techniques to this explody distraction, you’ll probably end up laughing your w...