Goddamn. I feel like I need to clarify something: When I said the new G.I. Joe movie trailer made the film look good earlier today, what I really meant was “not actively bad.” It would be downright asinine of me to use the word “good” to describe both the G.I. Joe trailer with the new trailer for the sci-fi flick District 9, which I think we can all agree looks definitively “good.” It also appears to be science fiction, have aliens, action scenes but also a coherent plot that makes sense within its sci-fi world. Wacky! Thanks to everyone who sent this tip in.
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