Someone has seen the first teaser trailer of 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' in a test screening, and shares what he saw through a written description of the footage:
I just came from a "test screening" of the first teaser trailer for "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra." What can I say about it? Well, it was horrible. No, actually it was worse than horrible.
The trailer begins with some jets zooming by and dropping some bombs. Then we see Dennis Quaid as Hawk talking to members of a new elite fighting force he says has been put together to fight terrorism. We see a couple of terrorist attacks, some G.I. Joe guys dressed like Snake Eyes jumping out of a plane, and the Eiffel tower being toppled by what looks like some green ooze. Next we see some quick shots of a number of characters like Scarlett, Channing Tatum's Duke on a motorcycle, Sienna Miller as the Baroness sliding down a staircase railing, and a quick shot of Snake Eyes and Stormshadow fighting. About the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow fight...it looks about as bad as a fight from the "Double Dragon" movie from the early 90's. Finally we get another quick editing job of some action sequences that go by really too quick to make anything out, and then finally there is this really lame sequence featuring some horrible CG work, as a couple of rockets are launched at some Joes dressed again to look like Snake Eyes. They do this dive / twirl through mid air where they some how avoid the rockets as they swirl by. The "G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra" title appears on screen followed by "Summer 2009." In all the trailer was about a minute long. I was told they are testing the trailer for debut as a possible Super Bowl commercial. There was no footage of Destro, Zartan, or Cobra Commander. More than likely because they look so bad, based on the above described footage. From the trailer, it looks like this is going to be a horrible movie. Way too cheesy for my taste anyways.
So I suspect that the Super Bowl is when we will be seeing this first teaser trailer.
Based on the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy franchise and scripted by Stuart Beattie and Skip Woods, "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" comes from "Van Helsing" helmer Stephen Sommers. Aside from Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid and Sienna Miller, it also features the likes of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ray Park, Marlon Wayans, Rachel Nichols and Christopher Eccleston. It will hit theaters across U.S. on August 7, 2009