Gi Joe Movie Trailer for Superbowl 2009

In early December Jason from Nuke The Fridge wen to a test screening of the movie trailer of GI Joe Rise of Cobra. Here his description of the GI Joe trailer he saw:

Update: the superbowl trailer of GI Joe Rise of Cobra is now available:

[…] What can I say about it? Well, it was horrible. No, actually it was worse than horrible.

The trailer begins with some jets zooming by and dropping some bombs. Then we see Dennis Quaid as Hawk talking to members of a new elite fighting force he says has been put together to fight terrorism.

We see a couple of terrorist attacks, some G.I. Joe guys dressed like Snake Eyes jumping out of a plane and the Eiffel tower being topped by what looks like some green ooze.

Next we see some quick shots of a number of characters like Scarlett, Channing Tatum’s Duke on a motorcycle, Sienna Miller as the Baroness sliding down a staircase railing, and a quick shot of Snake Eyes and Stormshadow fighting. About the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow fight…it looks about as bad as a fight from the “Double Dragon” movie from the early 90’s.

Finally we get another quick editing job of some action sequences that go by really too quick to make anything out, and then finally there is this really lame sequence featuring some horrible CG work, as a couple of rockets are launched at some Joes dressed again to look like Snake Eyes. They do this dive / twirl through mid air where they some how avoid the rockets as they swirl by.

The “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra” title appears on screen followed by “Summer 2009.” In all the trailer was about a minute long. I was told they are testing the trailer for debut as a possible Super Bowl commercial.

There was no footage of Destro, Zartan, or Cobra Commander. More than likely because they look so bad, based on the above described footage. From the trailer, it looks like this is going to be a horrible movie. Way too cheesy for my taste anyways.

So I suspect that the Super Bowl is when we will be seeing this first teaser trailer. […]

Jason Nicholl from Nuke The Fridge (here)

NB: the pictures have been added by Teaser Trailer and are not screen caps of the official trailer of GI Joe Rise of Cobra

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The movie being scheduled for August 2009 then a trailer during the 2009 Super Bowl in February would be a good timing I agree. I’m impatient to see this GI Joe movie trailer myself: the description above isn’t appealing, but I have hope that the production team is taking into account the results of the test screenings and that the final version of the Superbowl trailer of GI Joe Rise of Cobra will be better.

11 Responses - “Gi Joe Movie Trailer for Superbowl 2009”

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  2. Tom

    Don’t let a bad teaser fool you, this is going to be a Summer Blockbuster!

  3. draco

    is there a teaser trailer?

  4. superhunk

    so where’s the teaser trailer?! you guys need to step it up! the official GI joe site doesn’t have the trailer of GI Joe?

  5. Iszaham

    that was amazing!

  6. bob

    those things that take down the eiffel tower are called the nanomites… trust me.. i know… ;)

  7. Prax

    Hollywood has nothing new to offer anymore. Nothing! GI Joe started off as a toy, cartoon series, cartoon movie and overall GI Joe is another way to boost and make the US army look cool. You know it’s all propaganda when it is all said and done. Remember there is strong and then there is army strong… Go Joe…
    And knowing is half the battle… GI JOE!

  8. Kevin

    Wait… Did you really say “Way too cheesy for my taste anyways”?? This is a GI JOE movie.. GI JOE! Isn’t that the definition of cheesy? at any rate, the sfx looked great.. i dunno what you were looking at.

  9. Solja4hire

    I was hoping and praying that they would make this into a more realistic and serious series of movies. However considering where it originated from where everyone shot blue or red laser beams that never hit anyone it looks to be a difficult balance of animation and reality. Truth is its going to make more than predicted and at least it will make wave for someone else to take a different approach to it to keep producing more sequels. Yo Joe!

  10. chris

    people this is G.I. joe i grew up on transformers g.i. joe, thundercats, voltron i mean if they make a real movie of them is great as long they stick to the story line or real close is good i’m still wishing for a thundercats movie that would be awesome!