Another new trailer for the Paramount Pictures release G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra has hit the ole interwebs today, courtesy of someone who wanted us to see it before it is available in HD from one of the usual sources. Either way, the trailer is here and ready to be seen, should you decide to click below and activate our video player.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra follows a team of elite soldiers under the command of General Hawk (Dennis Quaid) who face off against a new, mysterious enemy in the MARS corporation, led by a mysterious arms dealer. The movie has gotten a mixed reaction from around the web — with a lot of folks landing on the the side of negative — but I am still holding out a bit of hope. Because here’s the way I look at it: this is a 12-year old boy’s dream movie. And it appears as if director Stephen Sommers and team have decided to acknowledge that fact and make it a potentially kid-friendly property. I see no reason to make this The Dark Knight of toy franchise movies. It’s almost as if they’ve realized the limits of the material and they’re playing right to the kids who should be the target audience. And you can’t blame them for that, can you? Ok, maybe you can try… But the quality of this movie remains to be seen.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra hits theaters on August 7, 2009. It also stars Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Marlon Wayans, Ray Park, Christopher Eccleston and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.