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‘GI Joe Retaliation’ gets a trailer makeover

- December 12th, 2012

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In case you don’t remember, G.I. Joe: Retaliation was supposed to be one of the big movie releases for summer 2012.

There were posters of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (who plays Roadblock) and Channing Tatum (Duke) on the sides of malls, and Bruce Willis was on the cover of Esquire. But then Paramount yanked the film from its release schedule saying it wanted to convert the film to 3D and add more scenes with Tatum.

Did filmmakers get cold feet following such high-profile bombs as John Carter and Battleship? Maybe. But director Jon M. Chu had the $125-million movie pretty much in the can, so, all Paramount could do was increase their bet.

Now, with the film firmly committed to a March 29, 2013, release date, we’re getting a new trailer which mixes some old scenes with new ones. The plot seems the same though: The Joes get attacked and there’s a presidential imposter planning Armageddon.

Tatum’s Duke character gets more screen time in the new trailer, Willis has some additional quips and London (as in England) gets blown up real good.

The action sequences seem like they’re going to be well choreographed, so if that’s your bag, this should do the trick. At least until Iron Man 3 comes along the following month.

Take a look at the trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation and let us know what you think in the comments.

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2 comments

  1. Actingshouldrequiretalent | December 13, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Tatum is getting way too much hype for a guy that isn’t really that good of an actor. It’s going to end up having him cast in big movies and having them bomb because directors want to take advantage of his hype right now. He’s a supporting actor at best, not a lead.

  2. James | December 13, 2012 at 8:42 am

    i’m not sure how i got through the first movie. it definitely didn’t warrant a sequel. even though i like the rock, my interest is low after seeing this trailer..

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