Two things that you need to know about GI Joe 2: Retaliation. First thing, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is in the movie. Second thing, Bruce "Diehard" Willis is in the movie. Those two things alone mean that GI Joe 2: Retaliation will be a much better movie than the first GI Joe movie. Paramount Pictures get this and that's why they heavily feature Johnson and Willis in their Super Bowl commercial for the movie. The GI Joe 2: Retaliation trailer kicks off with Dwayne Johnson saying, "In the immortal words of Jay-Z, whatever deity may guide my life, dear lord don't let me die tonight." Jay-Z's song "Don't Let Me Die" also plays in the background on the trailer, which meshes well with all the action sequences involving guns, ninjas, and explosions.
While Johnson and Willis are the focus, the rest of the movie looks pretty good as well. There are Cobra flags being unrolled at the White House, soldiers falling from buildings with guns a blazing, and ninjas fighting on the side of a mountain. All by itself the trailer for GI Joe 2 was more enjoyable than the entire first movie. But saying GI Joe 2 is going to be better than the first movie isn't saying much. I'll take it a step further and say that GI Joe 2 looks to be one heck of a good action movie, period. It's definitely on my must-see summer movie list. The GI Joe 2: Retaliation trailer ends with Johnson asking Willis, "Anything I missed, General?" To which, Willis replies, "Call me Joe." I have to admit to getting some chill bumps during that scene. GI Joe 2: Retaliation is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 29, 2012.