Truth be told, I wasn’t a huge fan of the first “G.I. Joe” film. Director Stephen Sommers took one of my favorite childhood toys and turned them into a two-hour throbbing headache. If the so-called “performances” from Channing Tatum and Marlon Wayans weren’t bad enough, the movie completely wasted such incredible talent as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Eccleston, and Jonathan Pryce. And this is coming from someone who thoroughly watches insanely bad movies on a regular basis. If I told you how many times I’ve seen “Troll 2” and Steven Seagal’s “Out for a Kill”, your first reaction would be to point and laugh endlessly.
A short and sweet plot synopsis:
When Cobra spy Zartan has most of the Joes assassinated, the remaining Joes band together to strike back.
That having been said, I honestly think that “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” looks fairly amazing. Then again, I thought the same thing when I saw the promotional material for the first entry in the franchise, so I apparently know nothing. Google+Reader”>Slashfilm managed to get an exclusive look at the Cobra Commander character poster, which looks incredibly slick.
Twitter nerds have been pretty pumped about the flick’s upcoming release, and the latest poster has only added fuel to that fire. You can find a few of their reactions below.
Less Channing Tatum, No Marlon Wayans, Cobra Commander looks sick and………THE ROCK. Yes, G.I. Joe 2 looks awesome