What is it with Hollywood and destroying London?
No sooner had I put my feet up and begun to enjoy the latest trailer for “G.I. Joe: Retaliation“ than I was confronted with merry old London town biting the big one again, via the intercession of some sketchy space missile thingy. Not that I’m the biggest fan of our capital city – I only visit if I absolutely have to – but it would be nice for an American film to grasp the complex reality that there are other cities in the UK.
Is it too much to hope for a major Hollywood blockbuster to pick on Birmingham or Manchester for a change? Surely Leeds needs to be rendered into ashes by a stray super missile? Mindless destruction equality now! Blow up some different places for a change!
But, I digress…
There’s a new trailer for this deliciously silly looking comic book action fest, which seems to be marking out its place on the calendar as an unpretentious and marked improvement on the unwatchable original entry in the series – I don’t have any history with the action figures, but this could be the daft action extravaganza which manages to erase the bad taste that the increasingly horrible “Transformers“ films left in my mouth as that series veered ever deeper into the darker recesses of Michael Bay‘s ID.
It’s nearly the summer, I’m really going to want to escape the ad nauseam Olympics hype in the UK – what better way to do it than watch professional actors portray action figures and run away from cgi explosions?