I am no fan of 2009’s GI Joe. The script was a jumbled mess, rushed to completion ahead of the Writer’s Strike, the acting was atrocious and the direction was nothing more than a frenzied attempt to cover up those two big failings. Still, the movie made enough for Parmount to go ahead with a sequel. Now trailer editing can be deceiving, but this follow up does look like a step or two up, appropriate since incoming director John M Chu is perhaps best known for his work on the Step Up dance films. But rather think that I’m just operating under the lowest of lowered expectations, take a look for yourself below. The plot they unveil may seem a bit familiar if you’ve seen The A-Team or The Losers or know the plot of this weekend’s new Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, so everyone involved have a tough job to make sure that it will still feel fresh when the film hits theaters on June 29, 2012.
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Seth MacFarlane’s TED moves up to GI JOE’s June 29th release date. [click for more]
Director John M Chu’s adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is just as big a hit on the silver screen. [click for more]