The trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation surprised a lot of people with its more grounded and gritty take on the G.I. Joe universe. Director Jon M. Chu is also stacking the cast with some celebrated action stars like Bruce Willis and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, in order to help lure the average moviegoer back toward this franchise – which admittedly had something of a rocky start.

Today we have a new French  trailer for G.I. Joe 2.  It’s pretty much an echo of the U.S. trailer, except with a few more shots of vehicles, heroes and villains doing battle, and a nice little shoutout to Cobra Commander’s revamped costume.

Check out the trailer below:

Suffice to say: In the opinion of many, this is a much more exciting take on the G.I. Joe lore, and a seemingly vast improvement on the first film. Fan-favorite characters like Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow are still intact, Cobra Commander finally looks like his good old maniacal self, and the bland of assortment of Joes from the first film have been replaced by the likes of Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis. Kind of hard to complain.

All 3 trailers for G.I. Joe: Retaliation have pretty much focused on the same set pieces and action sequences, and while those have left a good impression, a more in-depth look at the characters and story wouldn’t be a bad thing… Or would it?

G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be in theaters on June 29, 2012.

Source: Paramount France