Mark Cheng’s Operation: Red Retrieval is a G.I. Joe fan film that is a million times better than the awful G.I. Joe movie that came out a few years ago — you know the one that wasted Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Cobra Commander.
Cheng says, “in a way, this is not the GI Joe movie I saw in my head 25 years ago. The film started that way, grew up like I did, got dirty like the world around us, but finds itself once again like the inner kid we all have within us.”