Monday, 6 July 2009
New and Improved G.I. Joe Trailer
I was never a fan of G.I. Joe growing up. Not sure why, but the character just never captured my imagination like other superheroes did (or even Fat Albert for that matter). So I haven't really cared to follow anything regarding the "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" feature film coming out this year...However, I have several friends who are big fans since their diaper days and when I heard how disappointed they were with what they were seeing and hearing about the film, I was curious to watch the full fledged trailer.
It looks terrible. I don't even know how it ties back to the G.I. Joe I remember (granted, I may be missing something here...).
While meeting with a bunch of local film bloggers and writers recently, there was a suggestion that perhaps there was a way to improve the trailer and make it a bit more honest. My friend Rob (of NorthernFrights and HardcoreNerdity) took it upon himself to get the job done.
So here's his version:
Unfortunately, I've already been subjected to the original and there's really no going back, but if the new and improved version was the only trailer out, I'd probably go see it.