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With G.I. Joe action figures being a prevalent part of American childhoods for the past several generations, a live-action movie inspired by the all-American hero seems an obvious move. However, the 2009 attempt G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra was trashed by critics and required the boost of its international box office to get its $175 million budget in the black. Still, Paramount and MGM are giving the Joes a second shot with G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
Originally set to be a summer 2012 release, the feature was pulled from Paramount's schedule so that its spectacle could be beefed up with 3D--- and extra Channing Tatum. Gearing up once more for the action-packed pic's release, the studio has unveiled a new trailer over at Yahoo that shows off its brawny and badass cast along with plenty of boom!
Introduced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the trailer cuts to the chase revealing the Joes disowned by an imposter in the White House who brazenly riles America's enemies with threats of their utter anihilation. But there's also plenty of swagger to be seen here. From the introduction of Bruce Willis's "Call me Joe" Colton to Johnson's smack talking Channing Tatum's attempted catchphrase to I Saw The Devil's Byung-hun Lee swatting down bullets with his blade like it's nothing, this glimpse at G.I. Joe: Retaliation has got plenty to geek out about. To be perfectly frank, I found the last G.I. Joe movie to be laughably bad. But this trailer has me game to get give its sequel a shot.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation will open at last on March 29th, 2013. For lots more on the movie, including trailers, interviews and an extensive gallery of stills, click here.