Saturday, July 18, 2009

NEWS FLASH: New Review, Interview, & Two New TV Spots for Channing Tatum's 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra'

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Leaving Paramount Studios in Sydney, Australia (July 19, 2009)

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan (aka the new Mr. and Mrs. Tatum) just arrived in Sydney, Australia a few hours ago so Chan can get started on his highly anticipated around-the-world-in-21-days 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' press tour which kicks off Aussie-style July 20th. You can check out new pics of Chan and Jenna at Sydney's Paramount Studios in the slideshow below...

After Sydney it's London, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo (July 27th), Seoul (July 28th), New York (August 1st and 2nd), and finally, the 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' red carpet premiere in Los Angeles on August 6th. I'll post photos and appearance information from the events as soon as I get them, so stay tuned to CTU!!!

Channing Tatum on the 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' Website

The official website (GIJOEMovie.com) has been updated with all new videos, a photo gallery, downloads, cast and crew info and much, much more, so make sure you check it out. The studio has also released a couple more tv spots called "American Badass" and "Never Back Down" that show some new footage of Chan in the film and Teen.com also sent me a new interview. You can check out all of them below...

Finally, 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' was screened in Kansas City this past week. Below you can read an awesome new review of the film courtesy of a screener via LatinoReview.com...

Channing Tatum in 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' (Wallpaper)"Just got out of a screening for GI JOE in my hometown of Kansas City. It was at the AMC Mainstreet. They said we were one of the first audiences to ever see it so here’s my review:

I definitely loved GI JOE growing up and I remember playing with the toys and reading the comic. And of course I watched the cartoon show whenever I could. I was excited when I first heard they were making a GI JOE movie. It’s something I would have died to see when I was growing up. However, I was also nervous when I saw some of the images and heard about some of the casting choices. So I went into the screening excited and a bit worried but really had no idea what to expect.

But after seeing the movie tonight all I can say is HOLY S**T! – this movie blew away my expectations. It's a really good movie. It’s a ton of fun and a great ride. And much closer to the GI JOE I remember than I was expecting. The audience was really into it throughout and they applauded at the end. As we walked out of the theater you could hear how excited people were about having seen the movie. I can honestly say that it’s one of the most entertaining and fun summer movies I have seen.

For one, it has amazing action in it. There are 5 huge action sequences which are as good as anything I’ve ever seen. In particular there is a scene in Paris in the middle of the film that is just mind-blowing. This scene alone would be worth the price of admission. There is also a great ambush scene in the woods, a great training sequence, an attack on the The Pit and a huge underwater sequence at the end. Also we get to see Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow have some great sword fights, which I loved.

Also the characters are great in the film and it has all the main ones I remember like Duke, Scarlett, Hawk, Baroness, Zartan, Destro and Cobra Commander at the end. And of course Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, who were my two favorite characters growing up. We also learn a lot about these characters in flashbacks, which was great to see. And one of the biggest surprises for me was Marlon Wayans as Ripcord. I was expecting him to be too over-the-top but instead he is great in the movie and adds just the right amount of humor, which the audience loved. He’s not goofy. Instead he’s a good soldier and is incredibly heroic in the film.

I think the biggest surprise for me is how much I loved the story in the movie. It was a great action-adventure story with characters and relationships that I really cared about. There are also several story surprises in the film that I wasn’t expecting. Especially the last scene in the movie, which has a great twist.

I would really place this movie right up there with STAR TREK and UP as the movies I have liked most this summer. And I can’t wait until I can see it again. It’s that much fun."

'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' premieres in Chile, Peru, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Korea, Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina on August 6th and the US, Brazil, Columbia, Panama, Mexico, Venezuela, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Poland, Turkey, and Spain on August 7th.

I also just learned that fans can already buy advance tickets to 'G.I. Joe' . CLICK HERE to get yours now!

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