Films from the summer of 2009 were filled with excessive explosions, horrible plots, bad acting, and that’s just the tip of the ice berg. When it comes to those qualities G.I. Joe had them all but unlike Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, it was still interesting to watch. The film ended up making a decent amount of money at the box office, earning a green light for a sequel. According to The Wrap, director Stephen Sommers will return to helm the follow up regardless of rumors that he’s on the outs with Paramount.
If anyone can handle cheesy special effects and bad dialogue it’s Stephen Sommers. He might not be David Fincher or Christopher Nolan but you have to admit he’s good at his “type of directing.” On the actor’s front, Channing Tatum is expected to reprise his role as Duke the leader of the G.I. Joe team, which means we’ve got another showstopping performance ahead of us (rolls eyes).
G.I. Joe 2 is currently in development but no real details have been released regarding the plot. The first movie was definitely pointless, popcorn fun but unless they come up with something really interesting, I might have to sit the sequel out. It’s more of a wait until it hits DVD type of film. No offense.
What do you think of Sommer’s returning to direct G.I. Joe 2? Is it a good idea?