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The Rock takes charge in this new GI Joe 2 trailer!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Wasn't a huge fan of the first GI Joe to be honest, but now that I'm a recent Channing Tatum convert thanks to 21 Jump Street I was looking forward to seeing him play around with his newfound sense of screen presence only to watch the trailer for GI Joe 2 and see that The Rock seems to have taken over the Joes.

Well, I like The Rock, so that's not a huge disappointment, but still. Hope they're using him to hook in the Fast and Furious audience because the idea of Tatum and Dwayne throwing good-hearted barbs at each other the whole movie isn't a bad one.

Still, I watch the trailer and I wonder if ladies look at this kind of this the exact same way I do every Nicholas Sparks adaptation. "This looks just like every other Nicholas Sparks movie! He just scribbled a slightly different scenario and changed nothing else!"

Are guys hardwired to like watching cities crumble, ninjas fight and The Rock be all alpha male? Because as much as I want to make fun of this trailer a part of me really wants to watch it. I suppose that makes me no worse than the Twilight crowd.

Anyway, here's the trailer. Feast your eyeballs on evil president Sam Lowry, Bruce Willis as the ringer and the sequence I've already come to think of as "fuck you, London."



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  • April 24, 2012, 5:12 a.m. CST

    I'm first. Deal with it.

    by drompter

  • April 24, 2012, 5:15 a.m. CST

    The Rundown

    by alan_poon

    is still The Rock's best fillum.

  • April 24, 2012, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Can you smell what the Rock has been cooking?

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    Another bad movie.

  • April 24, 2012, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Can't wait to avoid it.

    by No Respectable Gentleman

    Seriously, Hollywood is getting just sad.

  • April 24, 2012, 5:33 a.m. CST

    Willis should hold a gun in every movie.

    by JP

    It just looks right. I miss the hair though. Is it weird to miss a guys hair?

  • April 24, 2012, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Something else is going on here...

    by tonagan

    Sounds like there might be some Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy level complexity in this one!

  • April 24, 2012, 6:08 a.m. CST

    I love G.I. Joe and can't wait for this,

    by adeceasedfan

    but I've got start avoiding trailers, each new one shows a bit too much for me. All you had to show me is Cobra Commander's mask to get my ass back in the theater.

  • April 24, 2012, 6:28 a.m. CST

    CC's helmet looks more like a Viper's.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • April 24, 2012, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Roadblock Rhyming

    by HyphenatedWords

    I don't mind the Rock playing Roadblock, but I thing they should have dubbed his voice with the cartoon's, rhyming included. <br> <br> Heh. <br> <br> Who wants a body massage? BODY MASSAGE!

  • April 24, 2012, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Opening day cant come soon enough

    by j2talk

  • April 24, 2012, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Channing Tatum...

    by Sean1701

    does he bite the dust or is he and some of the other Joes in hiding? It's a shame they ditched Scarlett and Hawk...

  • April 24, 2012, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Seriously, though...

    by HyphenatedWords

    This script is another example of Hollywood not trusting the source material that made the franchise popular in the first place. It reminds me of the X-men films. "We can't possible tell the stories without Wolverine! What other X-Men are popular? Put them in here, too." <br> <br> G.I. Joe is supposed to be a team. Killing off a bunch of faceless "Joes" has no emotional impact if we have no idea who they are, and we're left with a ragtag little group instead of a special military army. <br> <br> I am looking forward to it. The first trailer excited me, and I like watching Park in action as Snake Eyes. It's a G.I. Joe movie. I'll be there, grumbles aside. :-)

  • April 24, 2012, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Ah finally my beloved London gets it.

    by MotherPussBucket

    It's about time we went all explody (in an apocalyptic Emmerich way).

  • April 24, 2012, 6:59 a.m. CST


    by Manos

    Yes, its weird.

  • April 24, 2012, 7:09 a.m. CST


    by Rebel Scumb

    I can't speak for everyone, but most if not all the women I know like action movies as much as the guys do. I think that idea that women only like rom-coms, and men only like action movies is kind of a tired and outdated idea, people have changed a lot. It's the same reason I roll my eyes every time some comedian perpetuates the notion that men only want sex and women only want committment. If anything I think women are more obsessed with sex then men are.

  • April 24, 2012, 7:10 a.m. CST

    higgledyhiggles - Hasbro has very specific division of labor.

    by ShadowVoyd

    Transformers handle the domestic carnage with the wiping out U.S. cities, while G.I.Joe does damage abroad. <P> We'd have to nuke 'em both from orbit. <P> Only way to be sure.

  • April 24, 2012, 7:10 a.m. CST

    This movie keeps looking better and better.

    by Rebel Scumb

    It looks like a REAL GI Joe movie. It's a shame about no Scarlett, Baroness or Destro, but if Retaliation is a hit, I'm sure there'll be another sequel, likely with a bigger budget so they can probably bring back baroness and destro, and (hopefully because she's hot) find some way to explain that Scarlett didn't die. It would also be cool to throw the evil twin brothers and the crimson guards into the mix.

  • April 24, 2012, 7:11 a.m. CST

    is JGL in this?

    by alan_poon

    seeing as how he doesn't need this gig.

  • there's a novel approach.

  • April 24, 2012, 7:15 a.m. CST


    by Rebel Scumb

    JGL is not back, however they have not announced yet who is voicing Cobra Commander (the guy in the suit is the bald arab badguy from Ironman1) but the director has said they will be adding in a new voice, and they would make an announcement once the deal is signed, so I presume it will be someone at least somewhat famous. I suppose they could still bring back JGL just for voice work. I don't care who they get, as long as they at least try to make him sound like Chris 'starscream' Lata this time.

  • April 24, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Wow... Jonathan Pryce.

    by Aquatarkusman

    Remember when you were in Brazil and Glengarry Glen Ross?

  • April 24, 2012, 7:32 a.m. CST


    by Aquatarkusman

  • April 24, 2012, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Jonathan Pryce's mum shops where I work.

    by alan_poon

    I spoke to her about him one day not long after Leatherheads. Nice lady.

  • April 24, 2012, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Rebel Scum

    by Hipshot

    I don't know anyone who says "men only want sex" or "women only want commitment." What is said is that sex is MORE important to men, in general, commitment MORE important to women, in general. Individual cases vary, of course. But I've spoken to many relationship therapists, as well as people who do workshops for couples, and when they ask relationship values, men usually rank sex 1,2, or 3. Women usually rank it 3,4, or 5. Grasp this, and you'll start getting laid a lot more often. Seriously.

  • April 24, 2012, 7:55 a.m. CST


    by judge dredds fresh undies

  • April 24, 2012, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Something Wicked This Way Comes-1983

    by butterbean

    Jonathan Pryce's Bad Ass Moment.

  • April 24, 2012, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Quint, teach 'The Kidd' a thing or two about writing...

    by crashcow

    First lesson: If you didn't like a movie, say "I didn't like this movie..." instead of "We didn't like this movie..." He'd be surprised how many people he doesn't speak for. Then just punch him in the nuts. It's the right thing to do.

  • April 24, 2012, 8:03 a.m. CST


    by Rebel Scumb

    Actually I find ever since I started looking at it the opposite way (the way I described above) that my sex life has flourished considerably. A lot of my female friends complain often that their boyfriends don't initiate sex often enough, and only want to eat the girl out, or just lie on their back while the girl rides them, and generally be submissive in bed The thing is, I think men (I'm using a broad generalization) care more about having sex, as in acquiring it. But women care more about the quality. Women, in my expirence have way kinkier fantasies then most men could ever dream up. Look no further to all the smutty novels they read, or shows like True Blood, who are primarily watched by women. In my expirence, just acknowledging that women desire an exciting sexual expirence usually gets them interested, especially if you can do something kinky or rough, or taboo that there previous partners were unwilling to try. Obviously this doesn't apply to all men or all women, but I've known plenty of hot, smart professionally successful women who just want to fuck, but aren't looking to marry or have kids or even have one steady boyfriend. And I say more power to them. It certainly makes things easier for me!

  • that would be awesome if they did, especially if it was bad advice from the 1980s like a lot of the cartoon PSAs were. If your nose is bleeding kid, just tilt your head back.

  • April 24, 2012, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Enjoyed The First One


    Which is blasphemy to some, I know. It was, for me, fast paced goofy fun, and I think it helped that the story sort of followed the villains around, and that they were (for comic book villains) actually very competent, a match for the heroes (the attack on JOE HQ, the Paris fight). Going to miss the Baroness this time around!

  • April 24, 2012, 8:17 a.m. CST


    by KiwiMetal

    Snake Eyes features in 80-90% of this film - best film ever!!!!!! Old School fan from way back. Let Hama write the scripts....

  • April 24, 2012, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Jonathan Pryce = jumping jack flash

    by rakesh patel

    long time no see. yeah Jumping jack flash was the movie i remember him the most in. pre internet! and Whoopi Goldberg best turn I'll be honest and say i cant remember watching the 1st one, or what the plot was. i have watched it, obviously wasn't repeat worthy. Nice to have Willis and the rock on this. To be honest with you i've totally missed the marketing on this one. Its just a pity that this isnt the same old fare for the rock @alan_poon yeah the rundown was his best movie that was years ago. Why does Hollywood and his agents have no idea what do with him?

  • April 24, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    The Wolverine tank is in the movie. Sweet.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • April 24, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

    FInally, a real G.I. Joe movie

    by Matt deMille

    Trademark vehicles and costumes. Proper characters. Duke DIES!!! This is going to be a REAL Joe movie!! Can't wait. For the uninitiated, Duke SUCKS!!! Always has. He was made the hero in the cartoon for the same PC reasons every 'toon is so sugar-coated (or taken off the air entirely, a-la Robotech and Star Blazers). In the comics (the real story), Duke was a second-stringer. Hawk was in charge, and Snake-Eyes loved Scarlet. No Scarlett here, but if they do indeed kill Duke early on, I will see this movie twenty times!!! The hovercraft, cycle, choppers, Cobra sigil -- it all looks right. If only they'd just scrapped the plot from the original and started fresh. Watch: This will be like Star Trek. Most people will forget the first film and consider the franchise to really start at this "sequel". It has that potential (although the first Trek was o-kay, unlike Joe, which was an abysmal POS).

  • April 24, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Feel like I saw a different 21 Jump Street

    by Bass Ackwards

    The writers here seem to have come away from that movie with a revelation on Tatum. He was fine and amusing in that movie, doesn't change how terrible he's been in other movies for me, and it wasn't like he gave some tour de force performance that shattered those last perceptions. 21 Jump Street showed that, for probably obvious reasons, he's passable at playing dumb jock roles. Movies like this, that require some charisma and charm from the guy, are still out of his league (the first film is testament to that). Replacing him with The Rock is the first smart move this sequel made, given that The Rock has a pretty good record of being a great, charismatic screen presence, and Tatum has one film where his terrible acting wasn't completely distracting, I'm not sure how you could even consider feeling The Rock isn't a huge upgrade.

  • April 24, 2012, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Hated the first G.I. Joe but due to the Rock I might watch.

    by Wcwlkr

    I am disappointed if they kill of Duke. Like Quint thanks to 21 Jump Street I have a new found respect for Tatum. I also thought he was hilarious in The Dilema. So it sucks a bit if they're not giving us more of the classic Joes. But it already looks better than the first.

  • April 24, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST


    by Matt deMille

    No disrespect to CT as an actor. I just hate the character of Duke ... blonde, blue eyes, 6'2", ramrod, crewcut, etc. He's "American Nazi" all the way. Now, I'm a white boy, but even as a republican-brainwashed kill-commies kid, I STILL detested Duke because he was so shoved down our throats. Ironically, much like "The Rock" himself when he first showed up in 1996 ("Rocky Sucks" chants) because of the same thing -- forced good guy. Telling us who to cheer for. Duke . . . when, by rank (filecards and Hama's comic books), Duke was like 4th or 5th in command. Hawk, Beach-Head, Flint, Stalker, Scarlett, even Snake-Eyes had rank and MOS that would make Duke their subordinate on more than half their missions (rank isn't royalty -- Duke, in reality, would NOT be in charge -- and remember, Sommers preached "reality", hence is justification for trashing the iconic characters and costumes and vehicles and plot and everything else -- even the laws of physics -- sinking icebergs, anyone?) In the cartoons . . . Let's examine: Nobody ever dies. They all use lasers. "Cobraaaa!!" "Yo-Joe!" "Cobra La-la-la-la-la-la-la!" Duke dies, wait, no, he didn't -- he survived a cobra through the heart because of a cheap PR voiceover. All this silly shit is the same universe that made "Duke the hero" . . . this is why most fans hate him. I submit this: If you can find the data, how many Duke action figures sold, compared to, say, Roadblock? Gun-Ho? Snake-Eyes? Scarlett? Beach-Head? Plus, Duke is a wasted character spot. A movie can only have a few characters right (although LOTR proved that wrong), but why waste a slot on Duke? How about Recondo? Spirit? Shipwreck? Tripwire? Airborne? Stalker? Etc. In a movie, there are SOOOO many more interesting CHARACTERS in the G.I. Joe universe. Duke, as "cookie-cutter-hero", is so cinematically boring . . . I'll be glad he's gone. For those who like Duke. Hey, you got him in the first movie. Let the sequel make room for new blood. Something different. Duke must die.

  • April 24, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Jonathan Pryce is doing King Lear in London

    by R.S

    That's what I love about Brit actors, they do all this stupid shit on screen then go on a theater stage and their acting is sublime.

  • Now it seems like he's improved- too late! Dead.

  • April 24, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Like the first one a lot and laughed at the burning bad guys.

    by UltraTron

  • April 24, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Willis + G.I Joe = Win

    by marineboy

    Yeah, this will be Army fun - in contrast to Battleship which was a Navy bore

  • April 24, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Army fun

    by Matt deMille

    Well said marineboy. "Army fun". Toys (vehicles), costumes (characters), and exciting action. An '80s movie with updated production values. Most "military movies" lately -- Battleship included -- are just so damn wrong, in so many ways. Usually boring and over CGI'd.

  • April 24, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Ring ding goat cheese pizza?

    by Loosejerk

    The Fridge better be in this.

  • April 24, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Ninjas can make anything look good.

    by Christian Sylvain

    Anything except twink porn.

  • April 24, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Whaa, no Serpentor?

    by john

  • April 24, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    RE: "CC's helmet looks more like a Viper's. "

    by Stalkeye

    yeah, and the Viper's Helmet (especially, the face shield) looks just like... COBRA COMMANDER'S!

  • April 24, 2012, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Looks both awful & fun. Exactly like a GI Joe cartoon...

    by Jay

    Basically a catch 22. The TV show was pretty crappy when you remove the nostalgia. There's only so much they can do with a show made to sell toys and promote the American military. And while the first movie was completely awful, I think I'll give this a rent on Blu-ray when it shows up. Hopefully it turns out to be fun.

  • But after the huge outcry of Optimus' death in TF: The Movie, as a result Hasbro changed their minds and chickened out thus having Duke awaken from his "Coma'. Atleast in the Japanese version of GIJoe the Movie, his ass stayed dead. To be honest, I kinda liked Duke and the idea that there was a First Shirt (Master Sergeant) within the Joe Team. I always thought he was a bit underplayed in the Marvel Comic execpt for the part in which he pursued CC via Skyhawk. (that was a James Bond moment IMO.) He got too much play in the cartoon series and Hawk was just some old fart General, wheras in Hama's run, he looked like Steve Rogers in uniform. Not aware of Duke's sale compared to the other Joes, however the 12' Hall of Fame Duke was a very hot ticket item back in 1991(As was Snake Eyes and Cobra Commander.)

  • April 24, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    I usually can't stand Tatum as an actor, but he was OK in Haywire.

    by Stalkeye

  • Cobra's Crimson guard! Toys Toys Toys!

  • April 24, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Where the hell is Big Lob?

    by AnakinsDiapers

    This thread is screaming for some Big Lob.<p> Oh, and my butt is definately in the seat for this. Maybe it'll finally get the bad taste out of my mouth. A taste which hasn't left my mouth since The Rise of Cobra fucked it.

  • April 24, 2012, 1:18 p.m. CST

    This looks.....good.

    by Omis

    I'm so conflicted. I want to hate on this movie but I can't. From what I can tell, it's everything a GI JOE movie should be. Good job Hollywood.

  • April 24, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Is Rock playing Roadblock?

    by Wickham Jones

  • April 24, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    If you aren't excited for this, you have no soul!

    by HB_Dad

    I cannot wait for this movie now! This looks fun as hell!

  • April 24, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    No "Knowing is half the battle" GIJOE

    by Darth Macchio

    Seriously. The best part was the CHiPs-like endings where the good guys are cavorting around with each other, give some good advice where "knowing is half the battle" and then all smile and laugh and do hi-fives. If you can get a cute little pooch barking and being cute, so much the better. Corny yes but utterly without cynicism - something that can hardly be said about anyone or anything these days. Even for a 23 minute animated toy commercial. Adults are assholes.

  • April 24, 2012, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Having a hard time ...

    by Todaysfate

    ... with the lack of Baroness and Scarlett. ... If the actors lost faith they should have recast them. How can major plots take place involving COBRA at all without Baroness or Destor? Where are they? On vacation with no cell phones? If Scarlett, Hawk, etc. are presumed dead then i'll be done with thios series until the reboot. 150 plus issues of Lary Hama penned source material not to menion the newer stuff? And to kill off players like Scarlett, Hawk, etc after one substandard movie is worse than what Bay did to Transformers. Despite the obvious imporvement and quality and care given here .... there is no good way to explain the lack of such major players. This whole movie will play like a filler episode between major story arcs without Scarlett, Hawk, Baroness, Destro.... etc.

  • April 24, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST

    It blew my mind in the comic (spoilers, herp derp)

    by Fawst

    when Zartan assassinated Serpentor with an arrow to the fucking eye. Seriously, little kid, fan of the toys and cartoon, mind blown. It was the only issue I ever had or read. Good stuff.

  • April 24, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Call me shran

    by shran

    And get me some robot bugs. And a motor sickle that has rocket equipped parts that can separate and burn my nards.

  • April 24, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Waaahhh... Bwowmmmm... Sigh...

    by DadTimesTwo

  • April 24, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Looks like fun, though

    by DadTimesTwo

  • making a snarky comment, THAN I would be convinced.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Channing Tatum

    by smackmybishop

    I am suspecting Channing does not last very long in this movie. A noticable absence of scenes without him after the attack on the base (about 10 seconds into the trail) and then The Rock saying he isn't going to bury any more Joes. Yep, I'd say he bites the big one. Either that or he will wind up on the other side.

  • April 24, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST


    by Cletus Van Damme

  • April 24, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Bring back Baroness!!

    by MrLongbaugh

  • April 24, 2012, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Fawst (more Zartan spoilers)

    by Loosejerk

    Heck, before Serpentor was even created Zartan took out the Hard Master (Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes trainer). He's a chameleonic, killing fool!

  • April 24, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    There is no way I'm not seeing this...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Looks like a GI Joe movie where the first one... I'm not sure what the fuck that movie was actually. Cobra Commander looks bad ass here.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Holy shit.

    by phifty2

    That looks good.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    And if this does turn out to be a good movie.

    by phifty2

    Go see it in the theatre. If it's good I want it to do huge B.O. so we can have more of these.

  • April 24, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    When's the Action Man movie out?

    by Judge Anderson's kinky boots


  • April 24, 2012, 5:19 p.m. CST

    where's destro?? was he supposed to be the president in disguise?

    by la te ral us

    and where's xamot and tomax??

  • April 24, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Okay, I know this sounds like nitpicking...

    by Harlock999

    ...but I'd really like to see the Flint character wear a beret.

  • April 24, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    la te ral us

    by phifty2

    That's Zartan.

  • April 24, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST


    by Josh

    Thats what I wanted GI:JOE to be like when LONDON gets nuked or w/e that shit was nuts.

  • April 24, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    I'm hoping that Duke is only presumed dead, but

    by adeceasedfan

    really captured by Cobra to be found the end. I also hope Scarlett is on Special Missions therefore not dead. I also hope Jinx plays cut the rope on Snake Eyes and he is trapped in that avalanche. Then he wanders and finds Timber and the Blind Master. I also hope this movie kicks ass.

  • The rest of the cast was every known action star in existence and Kevin Bacon as Footloose of course. It would've cost 10 billion dollars.

  • April 24, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST


    by biggev77

    So duke dies? That sucks... Wtf is this. He was my favorite joe next too roadblock and snake eyes

  • April 24, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    They've got a Howe & Howe Ripsaw!

    by Particularly Hard Vato


  • April 24, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Never liked the cartoon.....

    by archer1949

    But I LOVED the original Marvel Comics from back in the day. I liked the beginning of the first movie until they got to Paris and it turned into the dumbest James Bond movie ever. Dumber than Die Another Day, if that's possible. THis looks promising, though. I'll watch it for The Rock and M'man Bruce Willis, if nothing else.

  • April 24, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST


    by Slippy

    Duke dies at the beginning to shock the audience. Destro and Baroness die at the beginning to shock the audience. Even with the Rock and Bruce Willis, I can't see John Cho pulling this off. The previews were the highlights. Again, just a gut feeling.

  • April 24, 2012, 11:17 p.m. CST


    by Matt deMille

    Should a sequel be made (and I hope it does -- this looks good), Gung-Ho should be Steve Austin. It's a no-brainer. A Rock/Austin Roadblock/Gung-Ho buddy movie. Like in Issue #24 (aforementioned Duke Skyhawk chase). Awesome stuff.

  • April 25, 2012, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Once again, this movie blows ass.

    by Zarles

    Saw the whole thing at a preview screening a few weeks ago (minus some unfinished effects shots), and it's a turd. There are like 3 cool scenes in the first 30 minutes, and beyond that it's dead as a doornail.

  • April 25, 2012, 6:32 a.m. CST


    by TheDesolateOne

    <p>Anybody got a saveable 1080p link to this thing?<p> <p>I'll even take a 480p for the time being.<p>

  • April 25, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Duke dies? What the ... Oh, wait, we knew this months ago ...

    by Vince Ricardo

    ... I mean, really, if you've even only been paying HALF attention to GI JOE:Retaliation, you knew this. The REAL shame is that Scarlett isn't gonna be around. Rawrr! That chick just has some bad luck. Blown up in Star Trek, blown up in GI Joe ... oh, well. GI JOE: The Rise of Cobra was a mindless, action-filled popcorn flick. It was a decent rental. The worst part, however, was when the GI JOE team, an established Special Forces elite unit, not only took on Duke and Ripcord (two guys who just lost their entire unit to bad guys) and brought them into their group, but put them right up there with their best people as the spearhead of their forces. Right. Anyway, this new GI JOE film looks to be no more or less what it's supposed to be: action-packed fun. I imagine it will also make a decent rental.