There were many fans upset by Stephen Sommers' first live-action entry in the "G.I. Joe" series. Some complained about the fact that the "Real American Hero" tagline was removed. Others felt the actors chosen for the parts were miscast. A few felt the movie relied on gadgets and CGI too much. Whatever the reasons were, director John M. Chu felt the need to make it up to the disappointed masses with "G.I. Joe: Retaliation."