Well, goddamn if it doesn’t look like Stephen Sommers might have made his first really fun movie since Deep Rising. There has been barely a shred of material from his upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra that caught my eye, but the Superbowl teaser (which Coming Soon has now as an exclusive) looks just ridiculous enough to enjoy.
I’ll still be shocked to find satisfaction by way of script and character (things Deep Rising actually had) but that shot of Snake Eyes leaping onto and from a flipping car definitely implies spectacle. The disintegrating Eiffel Tower, which could have come straight from the old cartoon, is proof enough that this is a movie for 12-year old boys, which is fine. (And fully expected.) As long as it’s a really entertaining movie for 12-year olds, we’ll have a good time.
Besides, I can always enjoy a little Eccleston. And I’ll admit, I’m looking forward to seeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Cobra Commander.