Release Date: March 29, 2013 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Jon Chu
Screenwriter: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Starring: D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson
PLOT:The film will feature the G.I. Joe Team coming into a conflict with Zartan, Storm Shadow and Firefly, all serving under the newly released Cobra Commander. Zartan (who is still impersonating the President of the United States) frames all G.I. Joe operatives as traitors to the United States, exterminating most of them and leaving a small group of survivors. Zartan and the Commander now have all the world leaders under Cobra’s control, with their advanced warheads aimed at innocent populaces around the world. Badly beaten, outnumbered and outgunned, the Joes make a desperate plan to overthrow Cobra Commander and take back the world, with their secret black operation called the “Second American Revolution”, which involves the return of the original G.I. Joe General Joseph Colton.
MY TAKE: I hope this is far different from the first one. As a huge GI JOE fan growing up, I was so disappointed with the first installment of this movie. It hurt me to my heart to say this joint was wack. They went too far over the top with what they were doing. I mean you can have futuristic type shit in your film, dont get me wrong. But it just came off corny. And the casting was wack too.
I was watching GI JOE RENEGADES on Netflix and I thought that the next movie should take notes from this. They did a great job with character building. And the premice of this series is that the Joe’s were being set up and were portrayed as Enemies of the state. The plot of the new flick seems to be along those same lines somewhat. As far as casting goes…When I first heard about a GI JOE movie being in production. I thought Ving Rhames wouldve made a good Road Block but, he’s being introduced in this one and the Rock is playing Road Block. I understand this move though. The Rock brings the Star Power needed to drive the film. The RZA is in this joint too. Wonder if he has anything to do with the score. I’ll tell you what…Im just glad that Marlon Wayans is not in this one.
All in all The New Joe has me excited. Hope Im not setting myself up for dissapointment again. I definitley will be there March 29th in front of the IMAX screen 3D’d down!