New G.I. Joe Character Posters, Extended TV Spot

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:44 am,

There’s a lot of turmoil surrounding G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra right now. Fan reaction to the full trailer has been lukewarm; stars of the film like Marlon Wayans have already had to swear that G.I. Joe won’t suck; there was even a recent rumor that the film tested so badly at early screenings it led to director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy) being fired from post-production!

Well, to assuage moviegoer fears Paramount is taking the proper steps by…releasing even more promo materials for the film! That’s right, to prove just how awesome G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra really is, the studio has released four new exclusive character posters to some lucky websites and a new TV spot for the masses. Check them out:

Got one poster of the good guys and one of the bad guys for you:

gi joe duke1 New G.I. Joe Character Posters, Extended TV Spot

Ol' Blue Eyes... with a machine gun


gijoestorm shadow excl New G.I. Joe Character Posters, Extended TV Spot

A new brand of street mugger

As stated, various sites other than Screen Rant (cough, Paramount, cough) were each provided one exclusive G.I. Joe poster for the characters of  Ripcord, Baroness, Storm Shadow,and Duke. You can click on anyone of the those names to jump to the source site for a full-size poster for that character.

On to the new TV spot. Slash Film‘s Peter Sciretta has wisely dubbed it a “TV Trailer” and I think you’ll be able to see why:

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra “TV Trailer”

Pretty freaking long for a TV commercial, no?

The new TV spot pretty much rehashes everything bad we’ve seen from previous trailers – with the exception of the one anecdote at the end featuring Channing Tatum’s Duke and Marlon Wayans’ Ripcord joking about jumping through/over a speeding train in their “accelerator suits.” That was actually kinda funny, IMHO.

Still, is that one funny moment enough to overturn the overwhelming amount of evidence that G.I. Joe is going to suck? Hardly. Although, at this point, I’m kinda feeling like the expectations are so low for this film, it has nowhere but to go but up. What do you think?

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra hits theaters on August 7, 2009.

Source: Latino Review, Collider, Cinematical, Movie Web

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  1. “A new brand of street mugger”

  2. My expectations remain about the same … this will be a “guilty pleasure” movie for me, just as GI Joe itself has been a guilty pleasure for me for over twenty years. I had hoped that we’d get a “respectable”/respected movie, but it’s kind of an uphill battle considering the over-the-top concepts of some of the characters and equipment. I still hope to enjoy the movie on some level, since there have always been a lot of cheesy moments in the franchise’s story-telling, particularly in the old cartoon, but the redeeming qualities (overall storytelling, character moments, and cool action set pieces) offset the goofiness. Most of the time.

    The old Marvel comic series was (when it was at its best in the mid-1980s) actually quite good and engaging, especially when you consider it was originated in support of a toy line. Since Larry Hama, the writer/creator of that mythos was a consultant on the movie, I still have hopes that it will have enough nods to the old Joe continuities as well as being enjoyable, even if it’s not a cinematic masterpiece.

  3. LOL….Storm Shadow’s belt buckle says “Latino Review”….I just find that funny.

  4. Nehhh.. still sucks.

  5. Can we just fast forward 15 years when the reimagined dark version that won’t suck is released. Maybe we’ll all be surprised by our low expectations for this movie making it better than it is.

  6. This film is gonna be beyond my expectations. Its gonna be like those films that are gonna be fun and actiony like X-Men, Mission Impossible and more. :)

  7. I can see it now, “New G.I. Joe movie producer says the new film will be more realistic & darker then the original 2009 released version.”