First Trailer for G.I. JOE: RETALIATION

     December 12, 2011

The first trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation has gone online. While I was underwhelmed by the Entertainment Tonight sneak peek, this full trailer is actually kind of fantastic (actual trailer editors > ET editors). It’s got some stellar action, a cool story, and a chill-inducing shot featuring the White House. The story finds the Joes in deep, as the entirety of the G.I. Joe team has been killed save for a few remaining survivors. Director Jon Chu has staged some nice action sequences here, and the trailer is elevated by a nifty cut of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.”

Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Cotrona, and Bruce Willis. G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens June 29th, 2012.

Here’s the trailer courtesy of Machinima:



    So the reason Channing Tatum only shot for 2 weeks was because Duke bites it in the First Act? That’s kinda lame.

    • berg

      Killing off Channing Tatum is the best thing this film could have done. I’ll probably see the movie just for the sake of his inevitable terribly acted death scene.

      • Enigmatic

        Channing Tatium was one of the main reasons why I didn’t want to see this movie but if he dies off then I might give it a chance.

      • Sugreev2001

        Channing Taturm was the sole reason why I couldn’t enjoy the movie at all,otherwise I don’t mind cheesy fx heavy action movies.This dude could win a staring contest with a tree.

  • Elitist Prick

    Sure, it’s cheesy and cheap and isn’t anything Willis hasn’t said twenty times before, but that one-liner he gives at the end still got a genuine laugh from me. Damn this movie, now I kind of want to see it.

  • Reaperxxiv

    I hate myself for thinking that this might be kind of cool and worth seeing … Damn you Snake Eyes for being such a bada$$

  • Daniel

    The remix of Seven Nation Army is by The Glitch Mob. Just lettin people know.

  • Liam_H

    The money looked well spent this time when it was just shit in the last one. Snake Eyes is fixed.

  • Carson Dyle

    Is it just me, or does this look marginally less shit than the original?

    Don’t get me wrong, it still looks shit, but nevertheless…

  • Rukia

    Holy shit. This looks good. I never expected that. An hour and a half of Storm Shadow vs Snake Eyes. This actually has potential.

  • Leo

    I wish darth Maul fought like that in the phantom menace

  • sense 11

    Looks a loooot better than the last one, very smart to kill the last movie in the beginning of the new one.

  • J.R.

    Wow as empty as black hole, feel sorry watching this with Bruce Willis in the mix………………

  • zillabeast

    I loved the first one. The moment Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow threw down it was set.

    Shocked to see that Channing Tatum signed up just to die in the trailer, lol. Oh well. The Rock and Bruce Willis are going to kick ass.

  • lovetron

    If there’s no Cobra Commander and no Destro, who’s the villain? Without either of the aforementioned, you just don’t have a movie in my opinion. Of course, there’s always Golobulus and Serpentor but I think it’s safe to say those aren’t happening.

    • Oct

      Cobra commander is in the trailer. He’s standing next to Ray Stevenson and the President imposter.

  • Brettman

    Who’s the ninja chick in yellow on the cliff??

    • Reaperxxiv

      Thats Bumblebee , they are attempting copying Marvel by creating a Hasbro Brand multiverse !

    • Chris


  • Sam S.

    Looks way better than the first was. Thank God Tatum isn’t in it for too long either. The mountain climbing, sword fight scene definitely used the Top Chef sound effect to at one point.

  • terry

    What did I just see?OMFG! Talk about predictable plot.
    *GI Joe is suppose to get killed
    *GI Joe lives
    *The bad guys take over America
    *GI Joe saves the effing day.
    I stopped the video half way! Looks cheap and stupid.
    I bet there’ll be a GIJ 3 with a totally unknown cast with the exception of maybe Nick Cannon(lol!!!!!!) that will go strait to effing video.

    • mitch

      Its a movie based off of toys/cartoon/comic books, what are you expecting? A movie that will be right up there with Casablanca?

  • Max

    So the one man they can trust is John McClane?

    • Benjamin

      Best crossover ever!!! I’d even buy the 3 3/4 inch figure. Now add in Bourne and I’m set.

      And I agree…killing off Duke (i.e. Tatum “Acts worse than Sam Worthington” Channing) is great. I hope Scarlett is saved since she’s so hot and important to the Joe mythos. Either way this looks better than the 1st one, but that isn’t really too difficult.

    • Mr.Rich316

      Yippee Kai Yea Muther F’er!!

  • Ytsejamer1

    Fair enough…I’ll bite. looks like a generic, fun, action movie. Why not? If it can entertain me for a couple hours, I’m in. :)

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  • ozzie

    this looks so awefull … JGL was the only thing that made the first movie watchable.

    they must have paid willis some crazy money to do this.

  • Michael

    This doesn’t look that bad. I agree with most of the comments above me, Tatum was one of the reasons the movie tanked. Willis and The Rock make me want to see this movie even more! The rock climbing/sword battle scene will be epic.

  • Rockslide

    I’m just glad it looks a lot better than the first. I don’t know that they have to kill everyone off, maybe just have a new roster, but regardless, it looks better. Its fun to see Jinx, I’d love to see Tunnel Rat too.

    It looks like they removed the stupid mouth sculpt on Snake Eyes, that alone is enough for me. I would love to see Storm Shadow in the white and gray camo gi. I’d also love to see Timber but I know that’s reaching.

  • sense 11

    That’s the Snake Eyes i want to see, good job

  • Jay

    That loooks actually pretty good. They actually showed some good footage unlike that awful first one, where they didnt even want to screen it for crtics

  • Jim

    While I’m happy Tatum gets killed, I’m not happy christopher eccleston or Joseph Gordon-Levitt aren’t returning.

    The first one was mindless, but fun, but JGL made it kinda awesome, and I wanted to see more silver headed Christopher Eccleston.

    • Jason

      You must have some sort of crush on JGL to say that he made the first movie “kinda awesome” considering he didn’t do anything in it.

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  • John

    Can’t believe that they killed off Duke, the leader of the Joes. Introuduce someone else, but just lame. Going to be good none the less.

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