When news first surfaced that there was going to be a sequel to G.I Joe: Rise of Cobra, it’s safe to say people were more than up in arms, and who can blame them? Then Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Bruce Willis were added to the cast, getting people curious, but no matter what, it was a still a G.I Joe movie.
However once that first trailer hit, a forgetful summer movie that no one cared about rapidly turned into one of the most anticipated in a matter of minutes.
Well if you weren’t convinced now, we’ve got the new French trailer, which, despite having a similar structure to the U.S trailer, reveals a bit more of the plot and motives of both the heroic Joes and the villainous Cobra. Plus, there’s some new action-packed battles being showcased, different angles of previous ones, and a lot of great close ups of the new vehicles. Oh, and we even get treated to Cobra Commander’s new look, which looks a heck of a lot better than he did in the previous movie. But don’t just take my word for it, check it out for yourself!
When Cobra spy Zartan has most of the Joes assassinated, the remaining Joes band together to strike back.
Now some may say that an overwhelming focus on the same set pieces that all of the current trailers showcase is a bit redundant, but it’s better to know as little as possible, on Paramount’s part anyway, rather than just bombarding the audience with a whole bunch of new concepts that would make even the modest movie fan scoff at (like the first one did).
But there’s no doubting that even with the limited amount of footage we’ve seen, it’s still a huge improvement and a viable addition to the rough-and-tough action genre that the summer movie season is known for. So what do you guys think? Does the footage we’ve seen before make you actually excited for a G.I Joe movie or are you still skeptical? Let me know in the comments!