It’s official! The Rock is the resurrector of sequels. We watched him find his power in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. In Fast Five we saw how impressive his force could be. And now, in G.I. Joe:Retaliation, we get to witness the potency of his command. For do not be mistaken, ladies and gentleman, this is the Rock’s show and he rules with a mighty fist.
In 1984, Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Lea Thompson and Jennifer Grey took up arms in guerrilla warfare to safe-guard their America from the the Soviet Union and its Cuban and Nicaraguan allies. In 2012, this premise was re-worked to suit the current political climate, making North Koreans the new big baddies. One was made at a time when the Cold War was still a heavy presence in U.S. culture. The other came about during a time of re-make madness.
The Rock and Bruce Willis. Fighting evil. Together. We’re so, so on board with this.