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New G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer

GIJoeRetaliation.jpgYou have to wonder how some films get made. The fact that G.I. Joe was made as big as it was and that it managed to make so much money, although it may not have even broken even, is a surprise in itself but the fact that there's a sequel with an equally big named cast and that it's getting the same treatment is even more surprising.

It's especially surprising when you consider how many story rich films are turned down because studios are scared of budgets, story led action films with huge existing audiences, oh you know which ones I'm talking about.

So here's a new trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation to try and convince you that you should go and see the sequel and help it try and break even, perhaps even make a profit and one that makes up for the previous film too.

It has some persuasive factors in there and they are all about the names in front of the camera - Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson, Ray Stevenson, Walton Goggins, Jonathan Pryce, Arnold Vosloo, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki and Byung-hun Lee.

That's not as strong as the previous film but the list is still rather big, particularly the arrival of Willis and Johnson. Still, I'm not convinced and watching the trailer hasn't sold me on it either, but those two names are drawing me to it and that excellent one liner from Willis.

Still, it's a G.I. Joe sequel, and that holds no interest for me. We never had the action figures, the cartoons or the comic books and I could see this money being put to good use on other films that aren't getting made because they don't have big explosions, action stars and technologically advanced equipment. Mind you, some of them do, and a worldwide fan base.

Here's the blurb for G.I. Joe: Retaliation:

Framed for crimes against the country, the G.I. Joe team is terminated by the President's order, and the surviving team members face off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence.

Now get your fill of the trailer through TrailerAddict and see if it interests you any.

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