OK, so it borrows liberally elements of Transformers at the start and employs the now cliché-thumping mechanical groan à la Inception to heighten the excitement for viewers.
Forgetting that, by the look of the new trailer out today, Paramount's G.I. Joe: Retaliation still looks pretty kickass, at least when it comes to vertigo-inducing action and its Rock-solid cast led by Dwayne Johnson and Channing Tatum.
Here's what we've learned from the latest teaser...
In a twist, the Joes this time have to go rogue and survive being hunted down by their own commander in chief (Jonathan Pryce) after the highest echelons of government have been infiltrated—presumably by Cobra.
Our heroes turn to the one man who can help them, General Joe Colton, played with cheesy aplomb by Bruce Willis, who's never met a good one-liner he didn't like, natch. Together, with the aid of some cool-looking fighter planes, tanks and other special-ops toys, they fight to save America and provide a lot of bang for your buck along the way.
Just watch out for that avalanche, boys. The sequel invades theaters June 29.