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#BlowShitUp GI Joe: Retaliation

19 Dec

First of all, let’s talk about everything that is right with this trailer.

1. The Rock is in it. If you want a movie to look BAMFy, you need to make sure you have a greased up Dwayne Johnson holding a big ass gun (or a baseball bat, or any weapon really).

2. Although Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn’t anywhere in the trailer, they managed to replace Marlon Wayans with explosions. I’m a girl who loves to watch action movies where they blow shit up, and this looks like it will satisfy that need for me.

3. Wenworth Tatum is still in the movie, but he’s not all over the trailer. He’s familiar enough so that fans of the first movie (all one of me) understand that this is a sequel, but there’s still enough change in the movie that it may actually be good (don’t worry I’m not holding my breath on that one).

4. Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes is already an interesting and distorted sounding song, however in the trailer they distort the song even more to highlight the lovely explosions that are happening around the previous mentioned greased up Dwayne Johnson. Even if I had no desire to watch the movie, I’d watch the trailer again for the music (and The Rock) alone.

5. As much of an older gentleman as Bruce Willis is becoming, anytime you can get the man in a wife beater with a gun to say sarcastic-curmudgeonly-yet-witty lines will always be good times.


I don’t even need to mention the added bonus of ninjas sword fighting from ropes on the side of a mountain.