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New G.I. Joe Trailer Mixes Goofy with Way Cool

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I’m still all over the place when it comes to the upcoming big kid action movie G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra. Sure, it looks like it could be campy to the max, pounding away with silly action effects and even sillier bits of dialog that sound as if they’ve been written by a 12-year old. But every time I see a clip, all of that seems to be slapped together right next to some footage of something really cool happening. And as you will see in the trailer below this film has potential to be some good old fashioned fun for the 12-year old inside all of us. It certainly appears to be aimed at a younger audience (even younger than say, Transformers 2), so take that into consideration. At this point we are still on alert level “wait and see” with this one, but let it be known that I am personally still giving this flick the benefit of the doubt based on the cool factor I’m seeing in the first two trailers.

Directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy) and starring Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid, Marlon Wayans, Sienna Miller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rachel Nichols and Ray Park, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra hits theaters on August 7, 2009. See the trailer for yourself below.

Update: The trailer has now been released officially with HD versions available over on MySpace.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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