No movie so far this year has made a more convincing case that it is unequivocally, unabashedly awesome than “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.” It may be goofy as all hell, but dammit if it doesn’t look fun.
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 we 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.” (We officially and strongly agree. Sorry, JGL.) Plus, Jinx has more of an opportunity to shine in all her ninja glory.
The spot closes out, as they tend to, with Bruce Willis appearing in the bed of an El Camino firing a machine gun. His cholesterol is still high.
Our over-the-top love for everything leading up to “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” may seem unwarranted, given the series’ history, but for our money, there hasn’t been a trailer or footage from a film coming out this year that looks like it will have as much fun with the action genre. With so many films getting bogged down in gravitas and serious implications, a maniacal master of disguise parading as the president of the United States feels refreshing.
You’ll have to head over to Paramount France’s YouTube channel to check out the trailer. (Only the subtitles are French.)
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