Paramount recently held a test screening for "GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra" and the fanboys were not impressed. So they did what any obsessive 80s cartoon fan would, they posted a scathing review of the one minute trailer on nukethefridge.com:
"I just came from a 'test screening' of the first teaser trailer for “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.” What can I say about it? Well, it was horrible. No, actually it was worse than horrible."[Ed. wait, they do test screenings of trailers???] But the fun doesn’t stop there. Soon after the review was published Paramount issued a cease and desist letter. However the review remains online because Paramount didn’t have the audience sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Is it safe to certify 'GI Joe' as the first flop of the summer in December? Maybe we’re jumping the gun it's only a trailer after all, but considering the terrible cast, the horrible look of some of the leaked shots and if Paramount is shutting down Pro-Joe websites for reviews of a one minute trailer then perhaps they're demonstrating just how worried they are. - Pearce Dietrich