I make no secret of my affection for the big-time goofball matinee flick called G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. As a matter of fact, here's a direct quote from my review!
"Credit to director Stephen Sommers, who (after befouling my brain with Van Helsing and The Mummy Returns) finds an amicable tone for The Rise of Cobra, and maintains his spirited approach throughout. The flick is jam-packed with bloodless PG-13 violence, but it also shows off a dry sense of humor and a playful visual spark that indicates a director who's actively trying to turn out a popcorn flick with a little style."
So that's that. Plus the sequel (aka G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation) has all sorts of amusing things in its corner: A) Bruce Willis. B) The Rock. C) director John Chu. D) Zombieland screenwriters Ryan Wernick and Rhett Reese. E) No Marlon Wayans.
The flick will explode testosterone all over the multiplexes on June 29. Until then, here's trailer number one:
Update: If you'd like to hear the full version of the trailer tune, which is the Glitch Mob remix of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army," click right here.