This just makes me laugh. I have very low expectations for director Jon M. Chu’s upcoming G.I. Joe Retaliation. They already have my money, though; any movie with ninjas running on the side of a mountain fighting other ninjas will receive my money. A character flaw.
Marketing a crappy movie can’t be much fun. It reminds me of the classic cup and ball trick you see performed by street vendors: an illusion designed to trick people into parting with their money.
I hope I can find a reasonable explanation somewhere for how a director whose last three feature directing credits are Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never got handed a $185-million action film franchise. I am sure he has talent, but G.I. Joe seems like a completely different animal from low-budget dance films.
Ok, my expectations are sitting at an all-time low. Jon M. Chu, prove me wrong.
A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with HASBRO and di Bonaventura Pictures, commences production on G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.