OK, so it borrows liberally elements of "Transformers" at the start and employs the now clich-thumping mechanical groan a la "Inception" to heighten the excitement for viewers.
Forgetting that, by the look of the new trailer out Tuesday, 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, Gen. 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.