Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Remember Me?

"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" was supposed to have already come and gone from theaters, but was very publically delayed at the last minute - officially to be re-fitted into 3D, unofficially to exempt Channing Tatum from the "kill everyone from the first one except Snake Eyes so The Rock can be the star" mandate after he surprisingly jumped from beefcake B-lister to bro-comedy icon ("21 Jump Street") and cougar-crowd sex symbol ("Magic Mike") mid-production.

Now, with the film getting (slightly) closer to a release, there's a new trailer (yes, in shitty Yahoo format - sorry) more-or-less dedicated to "Yes, Duke is back."

I'll say this much: If this is really the plot - the good guys have to protect the rest of the world from a gone-rogue U.S. government - that's pretty ballsy for a jokey, merch-driven nostalgia property.