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G.I. Joe is a line of action figures produced by the toy company Hasbro. G.I. Joe is the code name of an elite covert special mission unit operating under the control of the United States Military in the fictional G.I. Joe universe.
G.I. Joe began in 1964 as a line of 12-inch articulated action figures produced by Hasbro. They represented four of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces with the Action Soldier (Army), Action Sailor (Navy), Action Pilot (Air Force) and Action Marine (USMC). The development of G.I. Joe led to the coining of the term "action figure."
G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation (2013)
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Elodie Yung, RZA, D.J. Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson, Joseph Mazzello, Walton Goggins, DeRay Davis
Zartan (Arnold Vosloo), who is impersonating the President of the United States (Jonathan Pryce) frames the Joes for stealing nuclear warheads from Pakistan, and orders a military air strike to kill the Joes, with Duke (Channing Tatum) among the casualties. The only survivors are Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Flint (D.J. Cotrona) and Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki). Roadblock, Flint, and Lady Jaye return to the United States, where they set up a base of operations in a rundown gym. After Zartan announces that Cobra will replace the Joes as America's main protective unit, Lady Jaye deduces that someone is impersonating the President, and Roadblock leads them to General Joseph Colton (Bruce Willis), who provides them with weapons, and helps them infiltrate a fundraising event that the President will be attending. The group learns that the President is actually Zartan in disguise. Zartan destroys central London to prove his superiority, and threatens to destroy other capitals if the countries don't submit to Cobra. Storm-Shadow (Byung-Hun Lee) betrays Cobra Commander (Luke Bracey) and kills Zartan in revenge for the death of the Hard Master, revealing Cobra's deception to the world leaders. While Snake Eyes (Ray Park), Jinx (Élodie Yung), and Flint fight Cobra's soldiers, Cobra Commander activates the remaining six weapons, and instructs Firefly (Ray Stevenson) to protect the launch device. Firefly is killed in combat by Roadblock, who deactivates and destroys the orbital weapons. Meanwhile, Colton and Lady Jaye rescue the President. Cobra Commander escapes during the battle and Storm Shadow disappears after avenging his uncle. The real President addresses the nation at a White House ceremony, where Roadblock, Lady Jaye, Flint, Jinx, and Snake Eyes are commemorated as heroes. Colton salutes each of them, and presents Roadblock with an M1911 pistol that belonged to General George S. Patton, to use when he finally finds Cobra Commander and to avenge Duke. Roadblock proudly raises the weapon and lets out a single shot in honor of his fallen comrades.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Director: Stephen Sommers
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Said Taghmaoui, Marlon Wayans, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Arnold Vosloo, Christopher Eccleston
American soldiers Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) are ambushed by the Baroness (Sienna Miller), whom Duke recognizes to be his ex-fiancee Ana Lewis. Duke and Ripcord are rescued by Scarlett (Rachel Nichols), Snake Eyes (Ray Park), Breaker (Saïd Taghmaoui) and Heavy Duty (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). Using a tracking device, James McCullen (Christopher Eccleston) locates the G.I. Joe base and sends Storm Shadow (Byung-Hun Lee) and the Baroness to retrieve the warheads, with assistance from Zartan (Arnold Vosloo). After the attack, Storm Shadow and Zartan retrieve the warheads, while the Joes locate the secret base. After the Joes find out the missiles are aimed for Beijing, Moscow, and Washington, D.C., they stop the missiles from destroying the cities. Duke learns that Rex Lewis, Ana's brother, believed to have been killed by a mistimed airstrike during a mission led by Duke, has become Cobra Commander (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). The Commander and McCullen are captured by G.I. Joe soon after. On the supercarrier USS Flagg, the Baroness is placed in protective custody until they can remove the nanomites from her body. Meanwhile, Zartan, having had his physical appearance altered by nanomites, infiltrates the White House during the missile crisis, and assumes the identity of the President of the United States of America (Jonathan Pryce), thus completing a part of McCullen's plan to rule the world.
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