GeneralsJoes visitor alvarobm sent me a link yesterday (I believe) about a Brazilian website that had posted a report on the early footage screening for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He seemed to indicate there was some information there that hadn’t been discussed in other reports.
The only problem…the site is in Portuguese. I did the whole Google translate business, but it wasn’t really giving me what I was looking for. But then alvarobm stepped in and offered to translate it for me! I can’t thank him enough for the offer, and sure it’s not a perfect word-for-word translation, but I think it works well enough.
For any potential spoiler information I am putting the report after the jump, and if you want to check out the original site, click here.
Again a huge thanks to alvarobm for the translation!
So we’ve seen a number of International trailers flying around over the past few days, so I figured I’d take some time to grab some screenshots from those to add to the ongoing library. I know I’ve noticed some very cool elements from this footage that I didn’t necessarily see over the first viewing.
To me, International Trailer “G” especially was eye opening. I believe it’s been marketed as a Korean trailer, and features a heavy element of martial arts action, focusing on Storm Shadow specifically. The sequence near the end where it appears as if Joe Colton is talking to Storm Shadow in a friendly way is especially interesting, leading to some speculation that Arashikage may be joining the good guys this time around.
We also get a very nice look at the Cobra helicopter and a front view of the HISS Tank. Check out the screen grabs below.
International Trailer G (Korean Trailer?)
There have also been assorted other International trailers, and I’ve tried to grab some new screen shots from those as well, which you can see below
Oh no, I’m not done yet! If I’m going to be up this damn early watching a trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, I’m doing it whole hog. I went through the entire trailer and pulled out as many new screen grabs as I could find.
I didn’t bother re-capturing most of the stuff we’ve already seen, I wanted to focus on the captures that were new in this particular trailer. There were plenty! See Firefly in his awesome balaclava…see the HISS Tanks rolling down the streets of Washington. See Jinx in a red ninja mask for the first time!
More and more good stuff. Check out the gallery below, but most importantly, check out the trailer!!
With thanks to Machinima, we have a brand spanking new G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer! Boo YA!
We knew it was coming, we were ready for it…but could we really be totally prepared for the awesomeness it would bestow upon us? HISS Tanks rolling upon Washington, DC? Firefly, Cobra Commander, Roadblock, and Snake Eyes oozing awesomeness from every pore?
June 29th, I’m ready and waiting for you! Let’s do this.
IGN.com had the first blast, showcasing Bruce Willis as Joe Colton, and promising many more posters across various websites throughout the day. According to IGN, this is the schedule of poster releases:
We’ve seen plenty of press for G.I. Joe: Retaliation over the past several months, but Bruce Willis has been somewhat absent from the interviews, junkets, and what have you. Well, apparently he could not escape MTV’s clutches and they were able to get him to sit down and talk a little bit about G.I. Joe: Retaliation and being Joe Colton.
Granted, they spoke a VERY little bit, but us starving Joe fans will take whatever we can get. You can see the interview here or embedded below.
In a move that is sure to cause fandom outrage, Paramount has released an official image from G.I. Joe: Retaliation where Joe Colton is not wearing green, does not have flocked hair, and is not sporting king fu grip! Blasphemers!
In all seriousness, Bruce Willis as Joe Colton is looking pretty snazzy in this image, wearing a nice suit and getting ready to pop some caps in some Cobra ass. In the background you see Adrianne Pallicki following his lead. Good stuff…ready for more trailers and TV spots now!
It’s a tradition unlike any other! No, not the Daytona 500 itself, the dissection of the latest G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer or TV spot via screencap gallery!
Like all the other trailers and TV spots, I ran this one through the ole software and pulled apart lots of great screen grabs, so big thanks to HissTank.com for uploading in HD! Not a whole lot of new stuff. Some clearer images (compared to yesterday’s TV spot) and a few new details. Love the shot of the Ripsaw jumping into the air. Also love the little touch like what appears to be a Cobra logo lapel pin on the Secret Service Agent who Colton is whipping the ass of. Little attentions to detail like that are very cool.
Also a scene with Zartan as The President possibly talking to…the REAL president? Tough to tell, but almost seems like it. Good stuff. Check out the images below, and as always, these will be mirrored on the G.I. Joe: Retaliation SuperPage.
My fellow podcast host Gary first reported this afternoon that a new G.I. Joe: Retaliation TV Spot had aired during the Daytona 500 via his Twitter feed. I don’t traditionally watch racing, but thankfully the guys at HissTank.com jumped on the TV and captured the TV spot in glorious HD.
You can see it on YouTube and embedded below. Lots of recycled footage, but also some cool new snippets as well, specifically of the Ripsaw taking a flying leap and Joe Colton kicking some Secret Service ass. Excellent.
With the whirlwind day that yesterday was, I didn’t have time to properly process all of the things that were shown during the presentation or down in the show room. But I woke up very early this morning to dive back into the images from last night and try to wade through and choose my favorite pieces of this initial burst of G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys. I’m going to include stuff we’ve already seen, just based on some new information or new details that were revealed through pictures I’ve taken over the past 18 hours or so.
This will be a basic Top Ten list, and I’ll try to write some snippets from each figure, some of which might be stuff you guys haven’t heard yet that was revealed during Toy Fair. No promises, this is by the seat of my pants!
Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the details.