LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" has more than a few jaw-dropping scenes.
Sienna Miller, right, as the Baroness, plots destruction in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra."
That's no surprise: With a budget of more than $170 million, Paramount Pictures' final blockbuster release for the summer means to deliver the action, both with pyrotechnics and CGI effects.
One scene in particular, called "Paris Rooftop," includes the following: a mad dash across a massive glass-roofed structure, a warhead exploding, the Eiffel Tower collapsing and a catastrophic bomb being disarmed.
Oh, and there's a death-defying leap into a flying helicopter -- and a knockout punch, too.
In all, the action filmed on the Paris sets took 14 days.
For various reasons the actual location of the shoot was Prague, Czech Republic, where filmmakers built shops with flowers, changed school names and parked approximately 70 French-manufactured cars about the streets. Watch stars talk about destroying landmarks »