Stephen Sommers first GI Joe film was a spectacular miss. It had a lot of the right elements in place, but they just failed to come together in any meaningful way. Thankfully some one still sees the potential in what direction Sommers was taking the franchise.
The sequel GI Joe: Retaliation is on the way and it looks like it excised many of the original movie’s problems, as well as many of the original movie’s characters. Here is the official synopsis:
In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
Notice how that synopsis is not very long? This film looks to not be burdened by over complicated plots, and as the new trailer suggests it instead relies on some potentially awesome action. GI Joe works best as a franchise when the action is first and foremost.
In addition to better action the film also boasts a much improved cast, anchored by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who typically excels in these types of roles, and Bruce Willis who is Brice Willis.
Check out the full new trailer after the jump.
Thankfully the cast is seemingly devoid of anyone related to the Waynes Bros.