It was one of the few 80s movies left that hadn't been remade but now it looks like the inevitable will happen: the John Hughes classic 'Weird Science' will be rebooted at Universal with a R-rated take on the comedy. But you know what? We've actually got faith and we'll tell you why.
'Jupiter Ascending,' the Wachowski's follow-up to 'Cloud Atlas,' has begun filming with Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum in the lead roles. While we've been keeping track of the project through casting reports, we still had no official word on what it was actually about. Now Warner Bros. has released its first plot synopsis for us, along with the confirmed casting roster.
I stand before you, humbled, and tasked with explaining, in comprehensible terms, just what the heck 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' is all about. Attaining comprehensibility, however, is a chore the filmmakers didn't wrestle with, doubling-down on pure adrenaline and big movie star charisma. It's a risky move and sometimes it works. Sadly, this is not one of those cases.
While there are chuckles to be had (I mean, that Cobra Commander helmet is just too incredible to dismiss) there isn't enough whiz-bang in this film to fully deflect the utter lack of a story or absence of intriguing characters. It is, surprisingly, the lesser of the two 'G.I. Joe' films, with Stephen Sommers' 2009 'The Rise of Cobra' featuring much more team spirit, pep and fun.
Although the first ‘White House Down’ trailer hit tonight, we already got a look at the footage … well, us and two small movie theater-filled audiences. Director Roland Emmerich brought along Jamie Foxx to the Union Square AMC theater in NYC for the big reveal of the trailer, while Channing Tatum wa
'White House Down' may look a little familiar -- it is the second "'Die Hard' in the White House" movie of 2013 -- but it's also the bigger budget summer blockbuster version. Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx star in this Roland Emmerich summer extravaganza, and they waited until just after 'Olympus has Fallen' was released to debut their trailer.
Sure, 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' may feature tons of big, explosive action, but a newly spot has us more interested in the dynamic between Dwayne Johnson and Channing Tatum, who come off like a well-honed comedy team instead of American super soldiers. Can this movie be as funny as it is exciting? We certainly hope so. See for yourself below.
The big selling point in all of the trailers for 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' so far has been the action. Ninja action. Tanks action. Motorcycle-turning-into-a-missile action. However, this new clip takes a step away from all of the explosions and carnage and offers a look at stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Channing Tatum, who get a chance to engage in some surprisingly funny banter.
Two new 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' TV spots have found their way to the internet, giving us further evidence that this long-delayed film actually exists and isn't something that we just dreamed up. Like the other trailers, these spots showcase a film that looks like everything a big, dumb blockbuster action film should be. Watch them below!