Ninjas ninjas everywhere!
I don’t know the story of the first G.I. Joe movie (outside of what the trailer told me), but it looks like they’re bringing the second one around the what made the comics so awesome in the early-to-mid-90s. Ninjas! Action! Excitement! Ninjas! Snake-Eyes! Snake-Eyes being awesome! Jinx. Red ninjas! Yellow ninjas? Snake-Eyes! Tommy! Tommy vs. Snake-Eyes (though not as much a mid-90s thing)! Scarlett!
What you see above is an example of why they’re bringing back all the 80s and 90s franchises in movies. Nostalgia is a powerful thing.
I haven’t seen the fist G.I. Joe movie yet, but that teaser and this trailer for the second one are bumping it to the top of my “watch the comic-based movies of the past decade” list.
One thing that just struck me, though: my impression from the first movie’s trailer was that they by-passed making it a U.S. exercise in hyper-violent patriotism by making it a European or NATO-based team (not quite sure which, but that was the impression I got). The second movie looks set to make it much more Real American Hero(tm).