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G.I Joe: Retaliation

G.I Joe: Retaliation (2013)

Directed by John M. Chu

Starring Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki and Bruce Willis



The president of the United States is not who he says he is and has tried to eliminate all Joes from action so that COBRA can take over the world. Unfortunately for them a few Joes made it out alive and are coming to return the world back to its rightful leaders.


This is a direct sequel to Rise of the Cobra although many of the actors or characters from the first film have not returned. This has not dampened the film though as they have replaced them with a couple of big names, notably Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis.

The film is exactly what you would expect with some big action scenes and lots of bullets being fired. Johnson always adds that bit of humour to film not to mention his cool, yet cheesy, presence on screen and this is no difference. Willis has little screen time but the scenes he does appear in gives us some classic Willis one liners and wit.



This was an enjoyable film that just flew passed when watching. I wouldn’t say it was anything special and you don’t need to see it in the cinema but when it is released to rent/buy I recommend a watch. (This really only applies to men, women probably won’t enjoy)


TheFriedGold rating 5/10The Rock lays the smackdown on COBRA


Film Fact

The film was originally supposed to be release in the summer of 2012 but was put back to add 3D effects. This however turned out to be only part of the truth; some reshoots were done to have Channing Tatum in more scenes as the studio felt it would draw in a larger audience since he became a big hit in the film world.


We had the teaser trailer not that long ago. Now we have a proper trailer with some added footage not to mention the first official poster.




A Good Day to Die Hard is out 14th February

Die Hard is back for its fifth installment and this teaser trailer gives you the feeling of the original Die Hard films which just brings back all those old feelings of seeing Willis running around with no shoes, a vest and shouting “yippee ki yay, motherfucker” not to mention the classic Die Hard music playing.

This latest Die Hard takes place in Russia. McClane’s son has got into trouble with some russian mafia types and its his job to save him, and probably kill them all. Enjoy.







Looper (2012)

Directed by Rian Johnson

Starring Gordon Joseph-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt



Face your Future. Fight your Past. A Looper, someone who is hired to kill people sent back in time. However Looper Joe, played by JGL, finds out that one day the man sent back will be his future self.

The first thing i would have to say about this is how amazing not only the camera work and scene shooting was but the visual effects of making JGL look like a young Bruce Willis. His eyes, nose and hair line mirrored that of Willis and he even had some of his mannerisms making the role being played very believable. Willis played the typical Willis role which is something that doesn’t bother me and when he and JGL were together in scenes, especially in the diner, they really played off of each other making the audience fully concentrate on what is happening. Emily Blunt was a great character dropping some f-words here and there and bring a bit of humanity to the film whereas her kid was incredibly scary at times but was definitely a scene stealer.





A film involving time travel will always interest me and this was no exception. Willis has always been a favourite of mine and JGL is becoming a favourite too. The film did have some slow moments but these were needed to help the story progress. The film was fun, exciting and added some twists that really made the film something special. I loved the look of it and am already looking forward to it coming out on bluray. See this film!


TheFriedGold rating – 4/5 


Film Fact

This is the third time Bruce Willis’ character time travels and encounters his younger self. The first was Twelve Monkeys and the second was The Kid.   

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Directed by Wes Anderson

Starring Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward with Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton and Jason Schwartzman

A troubled young boy and girl decide to meet up and run away together having had enough of the current state their lives are in. This leads to the islands other inhabitants, parents, scout leader, police captain, scouts, a dog, the mailman to start a search party to find them and bring them home.

Strange, awkward, funny, silly, kooky, big name actors, all of which describe the way a Wes Anderson film always comes across to the audience. The characters of the little boy and girl are the main focus point in the film but are wonderfully supported by the big name actors surrounding them. Edward Norton as Scout Master Ward is fantastic all the way through and his character seems to grow and grow as the film progresses. He was by far my favourite character in the film. Every character has their own little moment that brings them to life, mostly down to the excellent lines that have been written for them.


This is a Wes Anderson film. If you have seen his other stuff then you know the kind of film you will be getting. If you haven’t then this film will probably seem a bit arty and pretentious for you. It looks like that on purpose. The film looks fantastic, great script, witty one-liners and a whole bag of big name actors that don’t get in the way of the story. A fan of Wes Anderson’s other hits will love this film. Watch it.

Film Fact

This is Bill Murray’s sixth collaboration with Wes Anderson. Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizzou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox and now Moonrise Kingdom.