Film Censor board bans GI Joe 2 in Pakistan

The movie censored for showing invasion of Pakistan's nuclear installations and depicting it as a failed state.

Web Desk March 29, 2013
Pakistan censor board bans GI Joe: Retaliation. PHOTO: FILE

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.

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bash gul | 8 years ago | Reply

do you remember the film AMERIKA, where the russians take over America. They had to ban it, coz in Pakistan you cannot make a movie about corruption and the corrupt politicians. In most hollywood movies the Pakistanis are portraid as nuclear scientists

Sunnyq | 8 years ago | Reply

@Super Star: no only bollywood/indian movies and seriously u guys make some worst movies in the words of the sane , they are so unintelligent

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