“G.I.: RETALIATION” may have gotten splattered by RottenTomatoes.com (with an abysmal “29 percent” score) and savaged via Metacritic.com (a woeful “41”), but the film is winning in two other notable arenas.
Now, though, “Retaliation” has also found favor with that esteemed “father” of G.I. Joe comics, Larry Hama — who launched Marvel’s “A Real American” series based on the Hasbro toy line.
“I went to see “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” expecting to hate it, and was pleasantly surprised,” Hama tells Comic Riffs.
“Retaliation,” Hama says, is “much more character-driven than the first one, and the focus is on the right characters with a minor quibble about the disappearance of Scarlett.
“There are less silly sci-fi gadgets, the action scenes are about people [and] not CGI vehicles — they also make sense — and Mr. Chu shows respect for the original characterizations,” Hama continues.
“Oh, and Snake-Eyes doesn’t speak, and there’s no sinking ice.”