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Here’s a possible sign of (non) box office clout for Stephen Sommers’ “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra”: I saw “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” with my nephews, and when the “G.I. Joe” trailer played, they barely batted an eye. In comparison, they were incredibly excited for Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender”. A sign of future box office muscle for the Night one, but not so much for the Joes? Probably not, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Well, at least to me, and isn’t that what matters? In any case, the main draw of the “Joes” seems to be grown ups who grew up with the show, because kids nowadays don’t even know what it’s about. The impetus for the movie is, without a doubt, the wild success of the “Transformers” franchise, but perhaps Paramount is over-estimating the popularity of the Joes in comparison to giant effin’ robots. Time will tell. Until then, two new pics from the movie below.
G.I. Joe is a highly trained, classified Special Operations Unit composed of men and woman from around the globe. Officially, these warriors don’t even exist. Few know the truth – that G.I. Joe fights a secret war, as the first and last line of defence against forces that seek to plunge our world into chaos. Wherever there’s trouble, G.I. Joe is there!
Starring Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid, Dwayne Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brendan Fraser, Rachel Nichols, Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Christopher Eccleston, Arnold Vosloo, Marlon Wayans, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Saïd Taghmaoui, Byung-hun Lee, and directed by Stephen Sommers.
The Joes do their Jobs August 7.