Paramount announced today that it has changed the release date of GI Joe: Retaliation from June 29, 2012 to March 29, 2013. Paramount’s official reason is they’re converting the movie to 3d to make more money. When was the last time you heard a movie studio admit to greed?
Sources have informed NERDSociety that the real reason is plain and simple: It SUCKS. It doesn’t take a rocket science to figure this out but test screenings (as recent as last week) didn’t go well. Plenty of the audience preferred the original to the sequel, which Paramount wasn’t happy about. I actually enjoyed the first movie and majority hated it so take the report for what it’s worth.
SPOILERS – Don’t read further if you don’t want major spoilers…
LAST WARNING spoiler:
*************Retaliation might be doing reshoots as Duke dies in the movie. Maybe Paramount thought it was good to kill off the crappy acting of Channing Tatum but most test audiences were confused why the main character from the original died and teased in the end of the sequel that he might be alive. **************************
End Of Spoiler.
So there you go, the real reason Paramount is pushing back the release date is because the test audience didn’t like the movie. It doesn’t make sense that they want to convert to 3D now especially that 3D movies aren’t cash cows that they used to be (Underworld: Awakening, Phantom Menace, Avengers is a recent exception). This is Paramount’s last ditch effort to salvage GI Joe: Retaliation, especially after Hasbro’s other big budget movie bombed,”Battleship.”