History Film / GIJoeRetaliation

28th Jul '16 6:30:58 AM Adept
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* HiddenSupplies / WallOfWeapons: Coulton's house is almost hilariously well-stocked. Seemingly every surface in his house has a stockpile hidden in it, and he has a ''tank'' in the garage.

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* HiddenSupplies / WallOfWeapons: HiddenSupplies: Coulton's house is almost hilariously well-stocked. Seemingly every surface in his house has a stockpile hidden in it, and he has a ''tank'' in the garage.
25th May '16 10:56:34 AM NativeJovian
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Combined with ImplausibleFencingPowers, Storm Shadow slices a bullet in half.



* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Storm Shadow can cut a bullet in half.


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* ParryingBullets: Storm Shadow can cut a bullet in half.
16th May '16 1:25:27 PM Eagal
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* RaceLift: Flint is played by Hispanic actor D.J. Cotrona. Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson, a man of mixed heritage, plays an African American. Also, Elodie Yung plays a Japanese woman, although she is of mixed French and Cambodian heritage. And as a carryover from the first movie, the Japanese Storm Shadow is played by South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun.

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* RaceLift: Flint is played by Hispanic actor D.J. Cotrona. Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson, a man of mixed heritage, plays an Roadblock, who is African American. Also, American in the source material. Elodie Yung plays a Japanese woman, although she is of (of mixed French and Cambodian heritage. And as a carryover from the first movie, the Japanese Storm Shadow heritage) plays Jinx, who is played by South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun.Japanese.
25th Mar '16 3:01:00 PM Morgenthaler
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** The 'Nuclear Football' is not a high tech computer designed to let the president of the US essentially play {{Defcon}} with the nuclear arsenal. All that's in the briefcase are papers with nuclear deployment plans, classified launch sites, bunker locations, and authorization codes. The ''actual'' capability of launching a nuclear missile falls under the purview of the person directly in charge of the missiles themselves (ie submarine captains, base commanders, bomber captains) not the president. This probably works in a similar way for other countries. Which means nuclear strikes can't be ordered at the push of the button. Additionally, many countries, such as the United Kingdom, allow their nuclear submarine commanders independent command of their nuclear missiles, which means that in the event of a launch directed at their country, a captain would order a retaliatory launch and might not be in a position to receive a 'stand down' order.

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** The 'Nuclear Football' is not a high tech computer designed to let the president of the US essentially play {{Defcon}} VideoGame/{{Defcon}} with the nuclear arsenal. All that's in the briefcase are papers with nuclear deployment plans, classified launch sites, bunker locations, and authorization codes. The ''actual'' capability of launching a nuclear missile falls under the purview of the person directly in charge of the missiles themselves (ie submarine captains, base commanders, bomber captains) not the president. This probably works in a similar way for other countries. Which means nuclear strikes can't be ordered at the push of the button. Additionally, many countries, such as the United Kingdom, allow their nuclear submarine commanders independent command of their nuclear missiles, which means that in the event of a launch directed at their country, a captain would order a retaliatory launch and might not be in a position to receive a 'stand down' order.
19th Mar '16 1:03:36 PM ixfd64
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* ProductPlacecment

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* ProductPlacecmentProductPlacement
19th Mar '16 1:03:10 PM ixfd64
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** Roadblock and Duke are seen playing ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''.
** Zartan casually plays ''VideoGame/AngryBirds'' while everyone else panics at the nuclear summit.
20th Feb '16 8:38:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Master]]: [[spoiler:Storm Shadow finds out that Zartan, one of his fellow Cobra members, killed off his master, and framed him for it. He did it so that he could then mold and shape the former into a lethal killing machine for Cobra. Unfortunately, once Storm Shadow finds out the truth, he ends up killing Zartan for it, ending Cobra's plans for world domination.]]

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* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Master]]: YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:Storm Shadow finds out that Zartan, one of his fellow Cobra members, killed off his master, and framed him for it. He did it so that he could then mold and shape the former into a lethal killing machine for Cobra. Unfortunately, once Storm Shadow finds out the truth, he ends up killing Zartan for it, ending Cobra's plans for world domination.]]
20th Feb '16 8:36:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* XanatosGambit: The US President [[spoiler:well, Zartan disguised as him anyway]] does this with the other nuclear powers, casually launching the US nuclear arsenal and daring them to do the same. He then destroys the nukes mid-air to see if they'll do the same, or go down in history as the idiots who launched nuclear war. [[spoiler:It was all part of Cobra Commander's plans to have them get rid of their nukes, so he could then threaten to use his Zeus weapon system to destroy countries not willing to submit to him, without the fallout issue nukes have.]]
** Except in theory, if the U.S President launched the entire nuclear arsenal at the countries of the nuclear powers, there's no reason why they would ''all'' empty ''all'' their nuclear arsenal at the U.S. See PlotHole above for where all the nuclear powers [[spoiler:empty all their nuclear arsenals at the entire world instead]] for some completely unexplained reason.
** Too bad for Cobra Commander and Zartan, Storm Shadow betrays them to seek vengeance for the Hard Master and allow the Joes to end Cobra's threat to the world, allowing the world leaders time to rebuild their nuclear stockpiles.
20th Feb '16 8:34:45 AM Morgenthaler
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** To elaborate: The Joes have been retconned from a multinational team to simply an elite US Army division, many of the characters from the previous film like Ripcord, Scarlet, and Heavy Duty are gone with no explanation why, and overall the technology of the Joes and Cobra is far more grounded and realistic. The film does more or less accept the ending of the first film, at least in regards Zartan impersonating the POTUS and Cobra Commander being captured.



** Ironically, they are the first group to leave the table when the President/Zartan proposed the idea on disarming the nuke.



*** Oddly, enough this could ''almost'' make sense, in that the least competent ninjas would be killed off the earliest and the only ones who would survive longer would be those with greater skill.



* ContinuitySnarl: The opening narration has an image of Destro wearing a business suit and the signature metallic mask. This image of Destro was actually taken from the action figure card illustration and not from any scene in first film. [[spoiler: In the original film he didn't assume his metal head appearance until minutes before he was captured. For most of the movie, he was just plain old James Mc Cullen played by Christopher Ecclestion without a mask.]]
** They don't even ''try'' to explain how [[spoiler: Storm Shadow [[UnexplainedRecovery survives]].]]
*** The movie did show Storm Shadow being able to [[ArtisticLicenseBiology somehow]] lower his heart-rate and breathing to nothing and then spontaneously start them up again. If he can do that it is completely possible he could put himself in a state of near-death stasis until rescue. It is completely against all laws of human biology, but that hasn't been an issue before... [[MythologyGag In any case, this is a callback to the comics where Storm Shadow knew an ancient meditative technique to send his body into a near-death state.]]

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* ContinuitySnarl: ContinuitySnarl:
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The opening narration has an image of Destro wearing a business suit and the signature metallic mask. This image of Destro was actually taken from the action figure card illustration and not from any scene in first film. [[spoiler: In the original film he didn't assume his metal head appearance until minutes before he was captured. For most of the movie, he was just plain old James Mc Cullen played by Christopher Ecclestion without a mask.]]
** They don't even ''try'' to explain how [[spoiler: Storm Shadow [[UnexplainedRecovery survives]].]]
*** The movie did show Storm Shadow being able to [[ArtisticLicenseBiology somehow]] lower his heart-rate and breathing to nothing and then spontaneously start them up again. If he can do that it is completely possible he could put himself in a state of near-death stasis until rescue. It is completely against all laws of human biology, but that hasn't been an issue before... [[MythologyGag In any case, this is a callback to the comics where Storm Shadow knew an ancient meditative technique to send his body into a near-death state.
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Though his plan is foiled, Cobra Commander manages to escape justice, thus setting up a SequelHook.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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[[spoiler: Though his plan is foiled, Cobra Commander manages to escape justice, thus setting up a SequelHook.]]



** Also counts as ArtisticLicenseMilitary, as retired officers can certainly come out of retirement, it's rare, but it can happen during wartime. Legally the pay a retired officer receives isn't a "pension" as much as it is a retainer for the fact they are in the "retired reserve" part of the military and can be recalled to active service.



** Not to mention, he's the only one [[http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/attach/4/1/7/2/7/stormshadow-gijoe2-retaliation_1334856907.jpg half-naked]] on the ''Retaliation'' character movie posters.



* MythologyGag: GI Joe as LaResistance? [[GIJoeRenegades Also done.]]

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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GI Joe as LaResistance? [[GIJoeRenegades [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades Also done.]]



* NoHuggingNoKissing: In contrast to the first film, there's almost zero romance. The closest it gets is some slight ShipTease between Flint and Lady Jaye.
** And some much briefer but more explicit ShipTease between Snake Eyes and Jinx.

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* NoHuggingNoKissing: In contrast to the first film, there's almost zero romance. The closest it gets is some slight ShipTease between Flint and Lady Jaye.
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Jaye. And some much briefer but more explicit ShipTease between Snake Eyes and Jinx.



** Thankfully, this is averted when Storm Shadow kills Zartan while the Joes rescue the real President, allowing the Stars and Stripes to fly from the White House once more.



** Which perhaps not so coincidentally, sounds like [[Series/TheATeam something else]].



** This is helped by the fact that ''publicly'' GIJoe [[TheMenInBlack doesn't exist]], and the facts behind the terrorist attack in the previous film aren't public information. The Joes ''were'' blamed for that, and briefly arrested.
** Interestingly, despite being a maniacal world-conqueror, Cobra Commander is apparently well-liked by his subordinates. When he returns to his headquarters after being broken out of super-high-security prison, several workers say things like "It's good to have you back, Boss!"



* WouldNotShootAGoodGuy: Sidestepped. The film avoids the issue that loyal secret service and US military, not realizing that the president [[spoiler: has been replaced]], would continue to protect and serve as necessary and not all be Cobra infiltrators. Therefore during the final battle when the Joes are shown ruthlessly killing these men, the film avoids addressing whether this trope is actually being averted in some cases. The inclusion of the new "Cobra" military division and the Cobra Secret Service are presumably supposed to HandWave this fact.
** If you look closely, most of the Secret Service killed are wearing Cobra lapel pins, indicating that they were Cobra. Also all of the soldiers killed at the end had Cobra patches on their uniforms. It is unlikely that Cobra Commander would have had anyone but his people there since he was getting ready to possibly start a nuclear war. You wouldn't want confused soldiers who might question the direction of things in the midst of that plan.



** Except that he's a supervillain. Does anyone seriously believe Destro died while there's sequels to be made?
9th Feb '16 7:38:33 AM fallenleader123
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* ParanoiaFuel: Invoked by Jaye and Flint when they see just where Joe Colton keeps his weaponry...''hidden throughout the house.''
-->'''Flint''': ''Mer-ry Christmas.''
-->'''Jaye''': Makes you wonder about your neighbors.
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