The first trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the sequel to 2009’s The Rise of Cobra, was released way back in July 2011. But following the half-minute Superb Owl spot from the weekend, which can be costly ($4 1/2 million per 30 second advert), a longer, international, more French version has been uploaded. See below for the “nouveau style”…
The film stars Channing Tatum, Ray Park and RZA. It also has a cameo from Bruce “My Cholesterol is a Little High” Willis. The set pieces do look rather endearing, specifically the mountain-face-samurai-sword battle near the trailer’s end (yes, that was actually a sentence).
But this is simply an excuse to post a quote from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, from an interview with Movieline. He was asked about having insider info on the death of Osama Bin Laden – and how he knew about it a little before the general public:
“Right now the best way that I can impact the world is through entertainment. One day, and that day will come, I can impact the world through politics. The great news is that I am American, therefore I can become President.”
American politics has a history of movie actors occupying significant roles; Ronald Reagan… Arnold Schwarzenegger… can you smell what I’m cooking?