G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was released by Paramount Studios in the summer of 2009. It was directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns) and starred Channing Tatum, Joseph Gorden-Levitt, and Dennis Quaid. The film grossed over $300 million dollars worldwide, but was verbally crucified by the critics for lack of plot and stiff acting. There have been rumors circulating around the digital water cooler that Paramount wants to make a sequel, with Justin Lin ( The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five) directing. There’s only one direction that they should take this sequel to give this lifeless franchise some credibility – musical. The financial success and popularity of “Glee” and “High School: The Musical” indicate that a Cobra Commander dance number and intimate love ballad by Duke may be just what this franchise needs to win back tween love, lost so many years ago.