OK. Lets get this out of the way at the start. GI Joe “Retaliation” is as good as any movie inspired by plastic dolls made for boys to play with can be. I saw the very first one and thought it was a great piece of lightweight throwaway fun. This one is a bit darker though. And they’ve thrown away the silly gadgets and added Bruce Willis. I think the director must have watched “The Expendables” a few times before making this film, and made a few changes to match. Unlike “Trance”, there is hardly any plot and things are mostly moved along by cartoon violence and blowing things up. Which is fine by me.