New G.I. Joe: Retaliation Trailer

The first movie in the live-action G.I. Joe series, 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, was a piece of shite that made little to no sense; even the explosions were silly, and the visual effects, weak. It was easily one of the worst films of the year. However, as this trailer suggests, the sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, looks much improved. Only Channing Tatum returns from the cast of the first movie, and all the other characters are killed offscreen in the opening sequence that sets up the premise of this movie: The Joes want revenge. This movie wasn’t even on my radar until I saw a couple of short clips of Bruce Willis… being Bruce Willis, and then I was intrigued. Now, after seeing this trailer, the movie has creeped onto my “will see” list. This clip sets it up pretty well. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson takes over as the lead hero, and Willis plays… well, a guy named Joe. His laugh line in this clip seems to be worth the price of admission itself. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie, which opens June 29:

In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu

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