I know, I know, G.I. Joe is probably going to be a disaster of a movie – but we must nevertheless soldier on (get it?) with all the news that gets released about it. The latest is a set of four new posters, each concentrating on a specific character. We also have some news on the trailer from a week or so ago that we never got around to mentioning here on the site.

Check out the posters below (click for larger view) and then on to the trailer report:

Is it just me or does it come off as kind of silly trying to apply a sleek, grey-scale styled aesthetic to what is clearly aiming to be a brainless action flick? The folks at Paramount probably think it makes it look cool when in fact it does no such thing. They’d have been better off being really brash and bold with the posters, to reflect what the film is most likely actually going to be. Of course that’s all speculation; for all we know it could be Oscar worthy material and therefore this kind of design is justified. Yeah, I know, seems unlikely…

When I used the word “disaster” at the top of the post I wasn’t using it lightly – you just have to look at the reviews of the trailer that was shown a few months ago. And sorry, it’s not available online yet.

Here’s an excerpt (you can read the full review here if you wish):

I just came from a “test screening” of the first teaser trailer for “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.” What can I say about it? Well, it was horrible. No, actually it was worse than horrible.

The trailer begins with some jets zooming by and dropping some bombs. Then we see Dennis Quaid as Hawk talking to members of a new elite fighting force he says has been put together to fight terrorism.

Next we see some quick shots of a number of characters like Scarlett, Channing Tatum’s Duke on a motorcycle, Sienna Miller as the Baroness sliding down a staircase railing, and a quick shot of Snake Eyes and Stormshadow fighting. About the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow fight…it looks about as bad as a fight from the “Double Dragon” movie from the early 90’s.

Yeah… that’s not good at all, is it?

What do you make of the new posters? Do you like the design or do you think they’re kidding themselves? Will G.I Joe be a disaster or is everyone judging too quickly?

Sources: /Film and NukeTheFridge