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Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis take on Cobra in ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 01:31

March 28 - ''G.I. Joe: Retaliation'' has scenes bursting with explosions, gunshots and hand-to-hand combat. Roselle Chen reports.

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Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis talk about their latest film "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," filled with action of megaton proportions, at its Los Angeles premiere on Thursday (March 28). Johnson stars as Roadblock and Willis co-stars as General Joe Colton. The Joes must battle assailants and not only contend with their sworn enemies Cobra, but face a looming threat from within the U.S. government that jeopardizes their very existence. Johnson said the role brought back memories because he got to play his favorite G.I. Joe. SOUNDBITE: Dwayne Johnson, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" star, saying (English): "I grew up an only child and G.I. Joe and Star Wars action figures, they were my family. I used to make my Roadblock action figure dance with my Princess Leia to 'Dancing Queen' from ABBA. Yeah, I was so cool as a kid." Willis co-stars as the original G.I. Joe from the toys and comic book series and remembers what it was like playing with the action figures when he was nine years old. SOUNDBITE: Bruce Willis, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" co-star, saying (English): "All my friends had them. We had these little games where we could swing them along. They had those arms that moved around. Did you ever blow up anything when you were a kid?" He said he was flattered that he was approached for the role. SOUNDBITE: Bruce Willis, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" co-star, saying (English): "It's fun. It's fun to even think that somebody would say, 'you could be the original G.I. Joe.' That's fine, it makes me blush." "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" released in U.S. theaters on March 28.

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Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis take on Cobra in ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 01:31