I’ve been trying to figure out my recent obsession with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Sure, he’s a handsome guy and oh, those muscles. I’d definitely want him in front of me in a dark alley.
But mostly I think it’s because he always seems so happy. All the red carpet and event photos show him smiling with those dazzling white teeth. And he seems to have a great sense of humor. All good qualities for a Jane Obsession.
And sure enough, he flashed that dazzling smile at the Sydney, Australia premiere of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.” That photo above just makes me happy.
In this follow-up to 2009’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” the Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they’re also forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Along with Johnson, we have Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Ray Stevenson, Walt Goggins and Adrianne Palicki.
Seriously, though, do we really go these movies for the plot? No, we go to see the fast action, cool gadgets, big explosions and studly guys saving the world.
“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” opens in U.S. theaters March 28, 2013. It’s rated PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language.
A few pictures from the Sydney, Australia premiere…
All Photos: Paramount Pictures