KARACHI: The sequel of the popular GI Joe movie, GI Joe 2: Retaliation has been banned by the Central Board of Film Censors in Islamabad.
Karachi based Atrium Cinema posted on it's facebook page on Friday said that the film, due for release on April 5, 2013, will not be screened due to restrictions by the censor board.
Responding to queries, the cinema explained that the film had been censored due to initial scenes depicting Pakistan as a failed state and fictionally portraying foreign invasion of Pakistan’s nuclear installations.
The movie starts with the protagonist framed for stealing nuclear warheads from Pakistan, a sequence which has brought the ire of Pakistani authorities.
It is a sequel to 2009's GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra. The movie has non-stop action which got a little over whelming for many critics.