‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ International Trailers: More Gadgets, Story & Action

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The early award for “most improved franchise” of the summer blockbuster season goes to G.I. Joe: Retaliation, a sequel/reboot of the G.I. Joe film franchise, which suffered something of blow with the disappointing first installment, The Rise of Cobra. Things only look better in the two new Retaliation international trailers we have for you today.

G.I. Joe 2 - which has traded Mummy director Stephen Sommers for… er, Step Up 2 director Jon M. Chu – has already gotten right what the first film got wrong, including a more badass Joe team (headlined by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bruce Willis and Ray Park returning as Snake Eyes), a darker storyline (G.I. Joe facing extinction), grittier action, and even improved costumes for iconic characters like Cobra Commander and Snake Eyes.

The first second international trailer (labeled as “D”) focuses on the new action set pieces that the film will offer – including many, many, gun battles, signature Joe vehicles, that old rivalry between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) – and then, a crazy ninja showdown on the side of a cliff between Snake Eyes, his protege Jinx (Elodie Young) and several dozen Cobra ninjas.

Dwayne Johnson Bruce Willis Adrianne Palicki and Elodie Young in G.I. Joe Retaliation  570x371 G.I. Joe: Retaliation International Trailers: More Gadgets, Story & Action

Last of the G.I. Joe Team

International trailer “G,” (up top) on the other hand, actually takes its time to detail what the story is about in a way that previous G.I. Joe 2 trailers have not. It basically boils down to Cobra’s master of disguise, Zartan, using his stolen identity as the U.S. President (seen in the first film) to eliminate the Joe team, before taking control of a weapon system that essentially makes the governments of the world hostages of Cobra. The surviving Joe members must use a combination of subterfuge and fearlessness to rise up and stop the worldly threat.

As stated, the impression at this point is that Retaliation is a much improved G.I. Joe film; but whether those improvements will make it a good film in general remains to be seen. Along with some cool action and better characters, the inclusion of hit-or-miss one-liners (see: Bruce Willis’ girl scouts joke) and questionable direction (see: some lackluster CGI during that cliff sequence) hint that this film is still far from perfect.

We’ll find out if G.I. Joe: Retaliation is indeed a good time at the movies on June 29, 2012.

Source: Paramount

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  1. With all these new trailers. Has no one found out yet if channing tatum character Duke dies or are the trailers not showing Duke cause they want to focus on the new characters. Or is it that the new director really didn’t want anyone from the first movie and had to use channing tatum because of some contract issues that states he has to be in it so their we’re like ok. Let’s just kill him off so we can move on

  2. I am asking myslef the same question

  3. As far as the CGI goes. they have two months to polish it up so im not worried.

  4. I really liked the first one, and this one looks like it could be even better!!

  5. Ok I’m sold. As unforgivably bad as the first one was, this could make me forget at least. It looks pretty BA.

    • i think the cgi looks amazing and i think that duke and the black guy are dead

  6. meh, looks like more transformers stuff