There are few things in life that say ‘Do-Over’ more than killing off almost all of your main cast in the opening moments of your movie. It’s an apology with a thousand rounds of ammo and tactical missiles.

The new G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer wastes no time in wiping the slate clean so that Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis can add some more muscle to the franchise. Of course, it also helps that Jon M. Chu has subbed in for Stephen Sommers and the pair behind Zombieland, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, tagged in as screenwriters.

So, yes. The slate is clean. Now it’s time to blow it up. Simply put, this trailer is explosive.

With Cobra running the country, the stakes are pretty damned high, and the path to setting things right looks arduous as hell.

Would you and 3 of your closest friends be able to crab-walk your way up a well wall? No? Didn’t think so.

Great pacing here in the trailer to give a little action, a little dry humor, and a little bit of exposition before blowing something up again. Hopefully the movie finds as good a rhythm.

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