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Recall that yesterday I predicted that all Hasbro movies would be Michael Bay movies? Well, here’s another one. How embarrassing for the world that its “elite fighting force” is actually called “the G.I. Joes.” Whose idea was that? Was there not a single focus group or anything? And look: I love Bruce Willis, but he has become so much a parody of himself lately that I honestly could not remember whether he appeared in the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and so his reappearance here was a reflection of that -- not that reflection is a word that should appear anywhere in the vicinity of these movies -- or if it’s just a matter of Hey, lookit! We got Bruce Willis! It’s the latter, of course. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
"Yo Joe!"The general consensus of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is that it sucked big time and was a box-office failure. A new director in Jon M. Chu (Step Up 3-D), a more formidable cast of Joes, The Rock and Bruce Willis, plus giving Channing Tatum fewer lines seems to have paid off for the G.I. Joe sequel Retaliation. A script written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland, Deadpool) also shows immediate potential for a better sequel ahead in the films first trailer. »
- Get The Big Picture
Yesterday, Paramount Pictures unleashed the first trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the surprisingly fun-looking follow-up to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Whether it was the mixed reviews, the less-than-expected worldwide box office results, or the corrupting influence of Transformers, Paramount nearly cleaned house for the G.I. Joe sequel.
For starters, the studio placed the franchise in the hands of Jon Chu, who made them boatloads of cash by directing Step Up 3D and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. His choreography background may explain why new recruit Bruce Willis is spinning into view, or returning ninja Snake Eyes (Ray Park) is doing a deadly rope dance off the side of a cliff.
Channing Tatum, who headlined the original, is barely shown, making way for Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. The Rock) to deliver a few choice one-liners as machine gunner Roadblock. His lines come from new screenwriters »
- Jeff Leins
Last night Paramount Pictures released the first trailer G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the upcoming sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which sees John M. Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) taking over directing duties from Stephen Sommers (boo hiss) for the second installment of the live-action movie series.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation features the return of Channing Tatum as Duke, Ray Park as Snake Eyes, Arnold Vosloo as Zartan and Lee Byung-hun as Strom Shadow, although Chu has overseen near wholesale changes to the cast, with the likes of Sienna Miller, Christopher Eccleston, Rachel Nichols, Marlon Wayans, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Dennis Quaid all given their marching orders. Instead, newcomers to the franchise include Dwayne Johnson (Fast Five) as Roadblock, D.J. Cotrona (Dear John) as Flint, RZA (American Gangster) as Blind Master, Elodie Yung (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Jinx, »
G.I. Joe Retaliation Trailer Now Online!
I have been dreading this sequel since I first heard about it but the trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation reveals some considerable distance from the first dismal movie in the franchise and we might have a serious box office contender here.
Imagine a G.I. Joe movie done right and you come up with Retaliation because it looks like all the mistakes from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra were noticed and corrected. Sure, we still have Channing Tatum on the screen but he seems to be holding his own this time around, which might have something to do with him not having to share screen time with any type of stupid power-suit. Snake Eyes is back for more martial arts action and, thankfully, those freaky rubber lips from the first film have been left behind. Poor Snake Eyes looked like a »
- Marty Shaw
Surprise! An early Christmas present just arrived from your old pals at Paramount and Hasbro.
Though they didn't make it just for you, they hope you enjoy their trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. As you know, movie trailers are the perfect gift because they're always the right size — just long enough to hold all the good parts and just short enough to sit through without falling asleep.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation has a whole new crop of Joes and Janes, as well as a new director in Jon Chu. Apparently, everyone involved with G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was smart enough to sign contracts that didn't commit them to more than one of these flicks.
I make no secret of my affection for the big-time goofball matinee flick called G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. As a matter of fact, here's a direct quote from my review! "Credit to director Stephen Sommers, who (after befouling my brain with Van Helsing and The Mummy Returns) finds an amicable tone for The Rise of Cobra, and maintains his spirited approach throughout. The flick is jam-packed with bloodless PG-13 violence, but it also shows off a dry sense of humor and a playful visual spark that indicates a director who's actively trying to turn out a popcorn flick with a little style." So that's that. Plus the sequel (aka G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation) has all sorts of amusing things in its corner: A) Bruce Willis. B) The Rock. C) director John Chu. D)...
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Big explosions. Ninja battles on cliff wall faces. Bruce Willis. What more could a person want from the upcoming "G.I. Joe: Retaliation"? Our answer: nothing.
Ever since casting for the sequel to 2009's "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" started, it was clear this film was going to take a marked turn from its predecessor. There were few returning players, a new action star (Dwayne Johnson) who seemed to be taking front and center, and of course the involvement of Willis. We were a bit curious at what direction "Retaliation" was going to go in and how it was going to juggle all of these new elements, and the trailer answered that question for us pretty resoundingly. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" just kills off the majority of its previous cast members.
- Terri Schwartz
Last night, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson introduced the first trailer and footage from Jon Chu's sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation, then proceeded to become the new face of the franchise by the trailer's conclusion.
Chu, along with screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, have been promising a sequel more true to the previously established G.I. Joe brand. Unlike G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra which took many creative liberties, especially in the depiction of terrorist organization Cobra's leader, Cobra Commander (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt).
G.I. Joe: Retaliation looks to take the G.I. Joe: Renegades narrative path in which the Joes are framed and hunted by the Cobra-controlled government. Most of the Joes from the original film are apparently killed off in a nighttime aerial strike (goodbye Marlon Wayans, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Dennis Quaid, Said Taghmaoui, and unfortunately Rachel Nichols), while the remaining Joes - and new castmembers - »
The first trailer has finally arrived for Paramount's G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, and while the movie is a sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, it could just as well be a reboot since the trailer makes it clear that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is taking over the franchise.
The opening moments of the trailer shows why most of the Rise of Cobra cast weren't brought back for Retaliation, and, after that, focuses on the attack exacted on G.I. Joe by the President of the United States (Jonathan Pryce), who, for those who remember the end of The Rise of Cobra, is actually Zartan (Arnold Vosloo). This leaves the new collection of Joes — Roadblock (Johnson), Flint (D.J. Cotrona), Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki), Snake Eyes (Ray Park), and Bruce Willis as General Joe Colton — to, um, retaliate. Johnson is clearly the Joe-in-charge, and Willis has a more memorable »
- Ryan Gowland
When it comes to the "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" trailer, I just wish the makers of the film would have been more honest upfront.
They tell us that they're going to make a follow-up to the "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," the Stephen Sommers-ification of the beloved action figures and TV show. They say Sommers is out and Dwayne Johnson is in. Plus, there will be Bruce Willis. That's all well and good, but nothing worth punching a wall in celebration.
But then the "Retaliation" trailer hits. Not once did anyone mention Cobra flags flying over the White House. Nobody cared to inform us that it looks like Channing Tatum will bite the dust in the first fifteen minutes. And I know for a fact that no one told us there would be a ninja fight on the side of a mountain, because if they had, we all »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation Trailer, Photos. Jon M. Chu‘s G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation (2012) movie trailer, movie photos star Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, and Ray Stevenson. G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation‘s plot synopsis: “The G.I. Joe team faces off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence.”
On G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation release date:
G.I. Joe Retaliation will have its work cut out for it come June as it opens a week after another action-thriller, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, and a mere four days before The Amazing Spider-Man is released.
G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation photos:
I know that a lot of people enjoyed G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra for what it was: a fun little time waster that didn't take itself too seriously. I was not one of those people. I thought the movie was pretty horrible from start to finish, and yes, worse than any of Michael Bay's Transformers films. I had absolutely no interest in a sequel, right up until Paramount made a strange and unexpected choice. They decided not to bring back director Stephen Sommers (okay, it might have been his choice not to return) and overhauled almost the entire cast. The bad news is that Channing Tatum is still involved, but the good news is that we now have Dwayne Johnson, Ray Stevenson and Bruce Willis on board as well. The first trailer does indeed look more promising than its predecessor, although there are only a few brief snippets »
Channing Tatum is back as Duke, Ray Park is in as Snake Eyes, and Lee Byung-hung is reprising his role as Storm Shadow, but that’s about all the true connective tissue you’ll find between G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Plus, from the looks of the trailer, its Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock that will really be leading the team. Behind the scenes, Joe is being led by a new director in Jon Chu and new screenwriters in Zombieland scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. It’s truly a brand new team. But the trailer speaks for itself with pyrotechnics. Check it out for yourself: Kaboom. The first was incredibly cartoonish, so it’ll be interesting to see whether they keep that tone or if the flick will live up to this trailer’s promise of pure muscle, Adrianne Palicki outside of a Wonder Woman outfit, and »
- Cole Abaius
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You probably didn't think much of 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' despite its $300 million worldwide gross. After all, the film -- from noted hack director Stephen Sommers -- was savaged by critics, and audiences didn't seem too pleased either -- at least judging by 'G.I. Joe's' heinous IMDb user rating. Fortunately, 'The Rise of Cobra' came out at a time when ticket buyers were spending money like the 1%; put out 'The Rise of Cobra' now, and it would be lucky to hit $200 million worldwide -- even in 3D. So! How did Paramount change 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' in an effort to prevent the sequel from paying for the sins of the original? By casting Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Bruce Willis and Tyra from 'Friday Night Lights,' of course!
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- Christopher Rosen
The first trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation appears, with The Rock and Bruce Willis both in fine form. It's a film that might just turn out better than many were expecting...
Paramount is pinning its blockbuster hopes for summer 2012 on a sequel to a film that, if we’re being straight, didn’t impress too many people on its way to its box office success. But if G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra got the movie franchise off to a slow start, then hopes are significantly higher for G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
There are a few reasons. Firstly, the choice of Jon M Chu to direct is an interesting one. Secondly, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who penned Zombieland, are on scripting duties. Then there’s The Rock. And the small matter of Mr Bruce Willis, too.
Willis is teased at the end of this maiden trailer for the film, »
The new film, a sequel to 2009's "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra", will feature the 'G.I. Joe Team' coming into a conflict with 'Zartan', 'Storm Shadow' and 'Firefly'.
Set for release June 29th, 2012, the sequel continues the Hasbro Toys inspired universe with a primarily new cast, except for returning Channing Tatum as 'Duke', Ray Park as 'Snake Eyes' and Byung Hun-lee as 'Stormshadow'.
New cast members include Dwayne Johnson as 'Roadblock', Elodie Yung as 'Jinx', DJ Cotrona as 'Flint', Adrianne Palicki as 'Lady Jaye', RZA as 'The Blind Master', Ray Stevenson as 'Firefly', Joseph Mazzello as 'Mouse', Arnold Vosloo as 'Zartan' and Jonathan Pryce as 'The President of the United States of America'.
The Paramount Pictures release from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Skydance Productions opens in North America, June 29, 2012.
- Michael Stevens
I make no secret of my affection for the big-time goofball matinee flick called G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. As a matter of fact, here's a direct quote from my review! "Credit to director Stephen Sommers, who (after befouling my brain with Van Helsing and The Mummy Returns) finds an amicable tone for The Rise of Cobra, and maintains his spirited approach throughout. The flick is jam-packed with bloodless PG-13 violence, but it also shows off a dry sense of humor and a playful visual spark that indicates a director who's actively trying to turn out a popcorn flick with a little style." So that's that. Plus the sequel (aka G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation) has all sorts of amusing things in its corner: A) Bruce Willis. B) The Rock. C...
- Scott Weinberg
I make no secret of my affection for the big-time goofball matinee flick called G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. As a matter of fact, here's a direct quote from my review! Credit to director Stephen Sommers, who (after befouling my brain with Van Helsing and The Mummy Returns) finds an amicable tone for The Rise of Cobra, and maintains his spirited approach throughout. The flick is jam-packed with bloodless PG-13 violence, but it also shows off a dry sense of humor and a playful visual spark that indicates a director who's actively trying to turn out a popcorn flick with a little style. So that's that. Plus the sequel (aka G.I. Joe: Retaliation) has all sorts of amusing things in its corner: A) Bruce Willis. B) The Rock. C) director John Chu...
- Scott Weinberg
Our friends over at Machinima.com were gracious enough to give us folks at BuzzFocus.com a head’s up regarding their exclusive trailer for the upcoming summer blockbuster G.I. Joe: Retaliation. And holy crap does it look awesome (on a purely primal level)! The sequel to 2009′s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra trades out Marlon Wayans and Dennis Quaid for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Bruce “Yippee Kai Yay, Motherf***er!” Willis (yeah, Channing Tatum is still around). There’s some hokum involving Cobra putting a sleeper in The White House, taking over The World, and making The Joes Public Enemies Number One but what the trailer has is guns and explosions and other awesomeness that clicks with the brains of thirteen-year-old boys worldwide. Anyway, check the explosive trailer out below and make sure to check out the rest of the content on the Machinima YouTube channel. »
- Mo Fathelbab
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