g. i. joe: retaliation

While recently talking to that paragon of good taste and restraint, Entertainment Tonight, Dwayne Johnson gave the audience a chance to get a new look at G.I. Joe: Retaliation with a sample from the new trailer that is scheduled to drop sometime later today.

Now you have to plod through some typical ET fawning in order to get to the stuff you want to see, but when we do get to the footage one thing’s apparent: a beefed up appearance by beef cake (and sexiest man alive) Channing Tatum. Let’s role the clip:

I think that’s more Tatum that in all the other G.I. Joe trailers combined. I guess we’ll see for certain when the new trailer drops and we’ll have it for you here when it does.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Yes folks, G.I. Joe: Retaliation is still coming soon to a theater near you, albeit not as soon as it was supposed to.  There have been delays in the film (but apparently not in the release of the toys made from the film) and the final body count has moved the flick from a summer of this year release to March of 2013.  Why did it take so bloody long?  Increased 3D effects is the answer to that question.

So, without further delay, here is the new trailer for the movie, no doubt put together so that people don’t forget about the film entirely:

I especially enjoyed how they used “coming soon” as opposed to putting forth any definite release date.  A sign of confidence in more delays, perhaps?

Barring further 3D problems, you should be able to watch G.I. Joe: Retaliation come March 29 of next year.


Thanks to Hollywood Reporter for the news.

Paramount has released an official Japanese trailer for G. I. Joe: Retaliation, which features bits from both Byung-hun Lee and Bruce Willis.  This time around, the government is also being a pain in the ass on top of Cobra.  Basically, we’re watching the G. I.s get DPed from behind.

Yes, that just about sums up my thoughts about the quality of the film.

John Chu‘s next film will hit theaters on June 29.  How many of y’all are gonna tap dat?  Channing Tatum and Adrianne Palicki are good to ogle at least.  And The Rock.  Whatever.

Check out the Japanese trailer below.

Source: Coming Soon

In the tepid environment of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, comes the second release in this new franchise, G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  With the new installment, director Jon Chu has taken over for Stephen Sommers, so we might be seeing something more solid than last time.  Although, with the trailers released so far, it looks like we might be in for more of the same.

The geeks over at slashfilm got the chance to interview Churecently about the new film.  In addition to chatting about how much he loved to play with his G.I. Joe action figures as a kid, he had a few things to say about G.I. Joe: Retaliation and why people should spend their ten bucks rather than wait for video.

When asked about the mediocre response to the first film:

It’s crazy, because as polarizing as that first movie was, people still went and saw it and people still went and saw it over and over and the DVD sold like crazy, so…

I mean it seems like more people like it than people will admit, which is crazy. And we are not trying to compete with that movie, we are trying to make a different movie.

About building the G.I. Joe universe:

…we really tried to bridge all of those mythologies with everything you know about Joe and put it into one.

If you loved GI JOE or if you know nothing about GI JOE and you just like a story that has ninjas and lots of things blowing up, you should give our movie a shot.

About how his movie is better than the last one:

…we wanted you to feel the power of the punch, something I was missing in the last movie, I wanted to know that these guys were really fighting. I wanted to see the scratches and patterns on patterns.

So all of those things, to me, is what we tried to build into the movie, that you actually felt the world and the action; each action piece was different from the next with different textures, different fighting style, different shooting style, and so it never felt like a repeat of an action scene and that you actually revealed stuff about each character. So the way someone retreats or the way someone steps up to plate at that moment all reveals stuff about characters…

About how he got involved in the project:

Well I mean I have a relationship with Paramount from when we did the Bieber movie.

To me the pitch was sort of the everyman’s story, the hero’s story of a boy finding technology and having his destiny sort of fulfilled.

I think my relationship withParamount, when they saw that and we would talk about other movies and we started talking about JOE and I told them how much I loved JOE and what I thought that the JOE franchise could be… What a perfect moment to redefine a brand that is along those same lines, that can help us find our way of what it means to be a hero and what it means to be a leader.

About the new-and-improved Cobra Commander:

We tell that story in the movie, so you’re going to have to see the movie to fully know how that transformation is and it was difficult to find how.

…we don’t start there. We actually see how it all sort of unfolds, but it definitely is fun. That was one of the most fun challenges to figure out. I want Cobra… I freaking follow Cobra Commander on Twitter and I love all of those things and that’s iconic. There are very few villains that are as iconic as Cobra Commander, so I wanted him to be a presence in this movie.

And about what he has next on his plate:

You know, I don’t know.

I love action now. I’m stuck in this action adventure world, which was really fun. I love designing a world. I love creating the red ninjas and Snake Eyes and designing the vehicles and all of that. To work with a team like that was just one of the best experiences of my life, so I hope I can build another world.

So, if what Chu said sold you on G.I. Joe: Retaliation, then go see it on June 21st.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think, so we Nerdbastards know whether we should save our money or not.


And feel free to visit slashfilm to check out the entire interview.

The new G.I. Joe: Retaliation flick is almost upon us and with the anticipation comes the hype.  The plot consists of the classic baddies, such as Zartan, Storm Shadow, Firefly and, of course, Cobra Commander, giving the G.I. Joe team a hard time and blowing up lots of stuff in the process.

This time around, the team gets framed as traitors and must battle their way back from infamy to take down Cobra and break their stranglehold on the world’s nuclear arsenal.  Featuring such big names and Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis, G.I. Joe 2 promises to knock the back out of your skull with action.

The film, set to release on June 29, 2012, has a new trailer circulating inJapan, so check it out:


Thanks to the kids at bleedingcool for the heads up.

Editors note: I got a little ranty with this post. Feel free to skip my “oh those were the days” grumblings and jump straight to images of Prometheus, G.I. Joe, Riddick, The Hobbit and more!

Back in the 80’s and early 90’s, I remember when movie studios would release trading card sets featuring an early look at their films. Short of a movie trailer, these assorted packs of still frames from anticipated movies were the only thing to wet the appetite of eager movie viewers. Plus, the lone stick of gum in each pack offered sugary nourishment (Yummo).Oh those were days, but now with the rise of the Internet the collectible value of these cards have been ruined. Movie images are now plastered all over the internet. Instant and constant gratification.  My precious cards have been reduced to mere bicycle noise makers. Curses! But, the internet gives me a job, porn and easy ways to order cupcakes. So, I really can’t complain.

There’s a bunch of movies coming out this summer. You know this. While we count down the days to each respective release, studios our teasing us with image after image. Today we’ve got a whole bunch to ogle over. We’ve gathered images from this summer’s action sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Ridley Scott’s Alien-verse flick Prometheus, Peter Jackson’s LOTR precursor The Hobbit, along with a few alien creatures for Will Smith’s Men In Black 3.

WARNING: Instead of putting all these images into a easy to navigate gallery (which actually isn’t easy to categorize), we dumped them all in-line, one after another. So, be prepared for lots of scrolling.


There’s a new photo of Snake Eyes floating around the Internet today. It’s a great look at the new costume changes for Snake Eyes in Paramount Pictures’ G.I.Joe: Retaliation, coming to theaters on June 29. Ray Park reprises his role as Snake Eyes in the sequel. Who else could do those moves?

!!!No LIPS!!!

It looks like the franchise is back in the hands of some people that understand G.I.Joe and what makes it tick. This is gonna be a summer blockbuster.

What do you think about what you’ve seen so far?

Directed by Jon Chu, the action adventure also stars Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Elodie Yung, RZA, DJ Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson, Joseph Mazzello, Walton Goggins and DeRay Davis.


The new International teaser trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel “Prometheus” has hit the Internet. Like most of it’s movie blockbuster trailer counterparts it’s got just enough changes and additions to the domestic trailer that fans will want to check it out.

Prometheus” stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron,Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Guy Pearce, and Patrick Wilson.

Film synopsis:
Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Maybe in space, no one will hear you scream on June 8th, 2012, but if your sitting next to this NerdBastard in the theater and scream . . . your getting a lap full of popcorn, hot buttery popcorn.

If you haven’t seen the International poster yet, you can see it here.


G.I.Joe: Retaliation

After the first G.I.Joe movie with wisecracking Marlon Wayans, worst casting ever, this NeredBastard wasn’t hopeful about a sequel that takes off after the last movie ended. Then the first trailer came out and with the casting of The Rock and Bruce Willis, this just might be the G.I.Joe movie fans have been waiting for.

The new international trailer builds off a solid tradition of badassery that follows generally the same pattern as the first theatrical trailer. The Joes are set up by President Zartan, Channing Tatum probably dies, and the survivors seek revenge.

What fans didn’t get until now is a preview of the Snake Eyes-Storm Shadow fight and President Zartan complimenting Cobra Commander on his new “cool mask.” (Thank the Lords of Kobal for Cobra Commander’s proper mask!) Throw in scenes where Jinx has more opportunity to shine in all her ninja glory and this NerdBastard had to go spend some time in his bunk.
Video: G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation – Trailer 2

Amazing Spiderman:

If you were a fan of the latest Amazing Spider-Man trailer, then you are going to straight-up love the international trailer. Mostly because it’s the exact same thing…with about four additional shots. Still, we’re talking about Marc Webb‘s July 3 reboot of the Spider-Man franchise with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and Denis Leary, so anything new is worth pointing out. Check out the trailer below.

And the sneak peeks keep rolling in. Now, I know these have all been basically trailers for other trailers, but you’ll still watch them. Why? Because we’re desperate, desperate nerds and we absorb any and everything about the things we love.

First up, a teaser for G.I. Joe: Retaliation‘s Super Bowl spot,

Okay, I lied. I didn’t watch this sneak peek. Why? It’s for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Even when paid I won’t watch this, I was burned too bad the first time. But I’m sure some of you loved it and good for you.

UPDATE! Here’s the full Super Bowl teaser for G.I. Joe: Retaliation,

Okay, this full teaser I watched and I have to say I’m slightly, just ever so slightly, intrigued. Bring in The Rock, a full on look at Cobra Commander, and a lot more Snake Eyes and I might reconsider my current ban on any and all G.I. Joe movies.

Next, a teaser for a trailer that’s not even advertising a movie! What is this world coming to? Here’s a sneak peek at Transformers: The Ride-3D,

Even Optimus Prime can’t convince me to spend more money on anything relating to Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise. Maybe the full trailer will during the Super Bowl, but only if it airs late in the game and I’m already sufficiently hammered.

What do you think about either of these teasers? Do you want to see either G.I. Joe: Retaliation or Transformers: The Ride 3D?

Sources: Coming Soon (2), /Film

The first full trailer for G.I.Joe: Retaliation has hit the net and it looks . . .


All the bells and whistles that belong in a good G.I.Joe story are there:

Snake Eyes – Check!

RoadBlock – Check!

Scarlet – Check!

Jinx – Check!

Duke – Check!

Explosions, Guns, Ninjas – Check!

Cobra doing the nasty stuff – Check!

That is the WHITE HOUSE flying COBRA flags up there. The Rock playing Roadblock is genius. He knows how to deliver the action one liners that we’ll all howl with laughter at. Not to mention that Bruce Willis, the high king of the snarky action hero is the man G.I.Joe turns to when the going gets tough. When I saw the 20 second cut of this trailer the other day I was not impressed. This trailer will put my ass in the theater seat June 29th, 2012.

Let your fellow NerdBastards know what you think about this trailer and the G.I. Joe movie franchise as it stands now.