My initial thought was, "Wow, this looks terrible." The first film, G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra, was really bad and I feel by saying "really bad", I was being kind. Larry Hama, the genius behind G.I. Joe comics, had to be brought on to salvage the script of G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra from being the next Spawn. The great Mr. Hama could only do so much for the first movie, which irritated many old-school fans like myself for not staying true to the comic book or even the cartoon. The end result was nothing more than a plot-less waste of time that followed the nonsensical mind-numbing formula equal to the Mission Impossible franchise.
The trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation shows us that Zartan is still playing the role of the President of the United States and has decided to take out the Joes once and for all. Somehow, a handful of Joes survive an attack, including newcomers Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) and Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki). I wonder if this was needed since a majority of the cast of the first movie is not in this film. Salary issues? Filming issues? Don't want to be tied to another stinker? However, the missing bunch of actors has been replaced by one Bruce Willis. Interesting. Was this the plan from the beginning or an act of desperation?
G.I. Joe fans, please share your thoughts.
TonyDoug Wright is the owner and editor of Champion City Comics