Damn you Jon M. Chu and damn you too Paramount Pictures. Back in 2009 I had an extremely high amount of fun making fun of the laughably bad G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. It was a fine example of how NOT to turn a beloved 80’s action figure line into a megablockbuster Hollywood crapfest. Flash forward to 2012 and every time I see a still or a teaser or anything really from G.I. Joe: Retaliation I get the sneaking suspicion they might not mess this one up. Take the above picture for example, now THAT is Cobra Commander. Wait, is that Fire Fly behind him? Are you ‘effing me? Come on, give me something to work with here. This can’t actually be a decent movie.
The action is over the top but not stupid looking. Yes it’s cheesey and ham handed, but it looks like a run watch. Sure, Channing Tatum is back, but they added The Rock and Bruce Willis which totally forgives that. Yes, it will be cheap and mindless, but it looks like it’s also doing the property justice this time around.
Hit the jump and check out the new international trailer.
Retaliation also has Ray Park, Lee Byung-hun, Arnold Vosloo and Jonathan Pryce back, and adds Adrianne Palicki, and Ray Stevenson. Wait, no Wayans brother? You could have at least left me that to make fun of. It opens June 29th.