Posted on Saturday, January 31st, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Paramount Pictures has premiered the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Super Bowl television spot on ComingSoon. I have to admit, the 30-second teaser kicked my ass, maybe because I was expecting so little. I think I’m most impressed by over-the-top action in the car chase sequence. And I’m surprised that the special effects look levels above the fx in Stephen Sommer’s earlier films like Van Helsing and The Mummy Returns. And sure, we all knew the dialogue would be super corny – that was to be expected.
This looks like it could be as much fun as Michael Bay’s Transformers. But I still need to see more than a slickly cut 30-second tv spot. I’ve heard a lot of bad things about the movie from people who have actually seen more. But for now, Paramount has got my full attention. Head on over to ComingSoon to watch the trailer in High Definition, or watch it embedded in much lower resolution after the jump.