New G.I. Joe Trailer = Transformers Minus Giant Robots

Published 6 years ago by , Updated June 20th, 2009 at 7:06 am,

gi joe trailer New G.I. Joe Trailer = Transformers Minus Giant Robots


The latest trailer for G.I. Joe has hit and it reveals a bit more of the tone of the film. It seems to take the Transformers approach to an action movie based on a children’s toy – and again, it’s just not working for me. What exactly am I referring to? The combination of dead serious line delivery by one actor followed by dumb-assed goofy humor in the very next scene.

Check out the latest trailer to see what I mean.


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So here you have Dennis Quaid playing it dead straight as some fictional high ranking officer in charge of the most elite combat team on the planet – followed by a “ha ha” goofy pratfall in a multi-million dollar accelerator suit.

“If this team did exist…it would be comprised of the best operatives in the world, and when all else fails – they don’t”

“Delta 6 accelerator suits. Careful, they’re worth millions of dollars.”

“Got it! [falls out of the van] Oh, my bad! Won’t happen again.”

HA! Hee hee!… oh, wait, wait… I’m dyin’ over here.


Yes, it’s based on a toy line – i just hope that at least if they’re really targeting it at kids, they at least keep the humor kid friendly and don’t do some bizarre mix of under 10 jokes with teen jokes opposite the “serious” action.

I say either you bring down the entire “danger level” in a movie like this so the humor fits, or you make the humor more sophisticated so it fits within the context of the more serious aspects of the movie. But hey, that’s just me.

G.I. Joe opens on August 7th.

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  1. I’m still going to see it, if it’s cheesy then I’ll laugh at them for being retarded, and if it has good action I’ll dig it, it’s just a movie, one bad one among a dozens good ones is no big deal.

  2. I must be entertained … that is all.

  3. I don’t know, this doesn’t look all that bad to me. Was the trailer suppose to stop at Wayans falling out of the van? I just thought it seemed to end abruptly. Anyway, I’m going to see Transformers and I know it will have idiotic humor, so I’m seeing this thinking it will have some idiotic humor but less than Transformers.

  4. MONUMENTAL DISASTER…I just cant believe that Dennis Quaid agreed to do this…the movie looks liek a joke, they even casted Marlon Wayans, this is going to flpo as only nerds and very few children will go see it

  5. This looks stupid. I can’t believe people make this kind of crap and expect it to be good. Who where they making this for anyway? Definitely not the fans that grew up with G.I. Joe. Load of garbage.

  6. I was a fan of gi joe when i younger, When i heard about this, i was so excited, but to me it just doesnt look like gi joe, im still going to see it, and hopefully im wrong