As subtle as a flying brick.

New ‘G.I. Joe’ Trailer Gives First Look at Cobra Commander.

Cobra Commander

Classic Cobra Commander

There’s a new Japanese trailer for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra making the rounds, and while it contains most of the same footage included in the previous trailer, this one does give us our first look at Cobra Commander (aka The Doctor), as played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in all his weird masked glory. In the screencap above, The Doctor is standing next to Destro (Christopher Eccleston) and the two are plotting to destroy the world and whatnot.

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Perhaps it’s because this Japanese trailer cuts around a lot and doesn’t remain too long on any one scene that I’m digging it more than I did the domestic version. I think Paramount should just cut together a trailer featuring only Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow since those are easily the two coolest-looking characters, and their sword fight will most likely become a highlight of the film. I dunno … maybe this one will surprise us in some ways and let us down in others … but isn’t that what we’ve come to accept from all of these based-on-an-80s-toy-line-or-comic-book movies? G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra hits theaters on August 7.

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One response

  1. Acneguy

    I used to watch GI Joe animated series wayback in my childhood days. the movie version of GI Joe is definitely the best.

    September 8, 2009 at 6:50 am

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