New Release Date, New Trailer For GI JOE: RETALIATION

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Hey, everybody remember GI Joe: Retaliation? Pulled from the schedule shortly before it was supposed to be released earlier this year for reasons that have never been particularly clear, the film has been pushed to a late March release and the powers that be are now restarting their aborted PR campaign with a new trailer.

Framed for a crime they did not commit, the G.I. Joes must not only fight Cobra but also vindicate themselves to a government that condemned them.
The odd thing about the aborted release the first time around was that all of the trailers so far - this new one included - have actually been very good, promising exactly the sort of big, stupid fun that would have played like gangbusters through the summer months. Will people still come out in the spring? Let's see if this latest effort can convince them ...

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  • adhip

    The "Baldy Joe" seems more appropriate title for this trailer...

  • tman418

    According to the Wikipedia article on this film:

    "The delay 'gobsmacked' the film industry, according to Deadline.com, because Paramount had begun a substantial advertising campaign after the Super Bowl commercial, because 'warehouses full of' toys were waiting for the film's launch, and it was one of only three Paramount-produced films scheduled for Summer 2012 release along with The Dictator and Katy Perry: Part of Me. Deadline stated that the real reason for the delay was to reshoot scenes to strengthen Tatum's character's relationship with Johnson's, reportedly the most popular aspect in test screenings, and—more importantly—change the plot to avoid Tatum's character's death early in the film, as Tatum has become a star with the successful The Vow and 21 Jump Street. The studio also wanted to avoid competing with Tatum's Magic Mike, also scheduled for June 29, Deadline reported."

  • Guest

    Rumor has it that the real reason why they postponed the release date was because test audiences didn't like it, so the only they could do was re-edit it, as well as convert it to 3D.

    But it looks good. However, I hope they have a decent explanation for why Storm Shadow is returning. In first movie, it looked very clear that he died.

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