‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ fires for effect and is on-target

Dwayne Johnson is 'Roadblock' in 'G.I. Joe Retaliation'
Dwayne Johnson is ‘Roadblock’ in ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’

[rating=3]Starring:  Dwayne Johnson, D J Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Elodie Yung, Jonathan Pryce, Byung-hun Lee, Bruce Willis, Ray Stevenson, RZA, Luke Bracey and Arnold Vosloo
Director(s):  Jon M. Chu
Writer(s):  Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick

You don’t need to have seen the first G.I. Joe film to see G.I. Joe:  Retaliation, but it might help to understand what’s going on.

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Pour yourself a cup from ‘The Brass Teapot’, it will taste wonderful

Juno Temple and Michael Angaro sleeping with 'The Brass Teapot'
Juno Temple and Michael Angaro sleeping with ‘The Brass Teapot’

At first glance The Brass Teapot may look like the latest in a long line of films that are examining the classic moral question of good versus evil and whether or not good can be tempted to become evil.  But director Ramaa Mosley and writer Tim Macy have actually crafted a movie that examines much more relevant and timely questions.  Why is it that people think that “stuff” equals happiness?  Why is it when they get the stuff they want, they still aren’t happy?

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