G.I. Joe: Retaliation looks like a much different movie than its predecessor. Where the original shot for the moon with goofy, over the top action, the sequel grounds itself with a grittier, The Rock blows things up style. Don’t get me wrong. There’s still tons of action and enough shots of ninjas dueling while rock climbing and Cobra literally taking over America that the source material is still winked at.
But gone are the throwaway characters
and annoying Marlon Wayans comic relief. Unless, of course, they’re doing their best
to keep tired jokes
out of the trailer. One does creep in at the end in the form of a surprise cameo that sort of brings the rest of the trailer down. It’s just sad
for a few reasons. This is the trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation
, not the final act of Terms of Endearment
. It shouldn’t leave me feeling cold inside.