Flashy New International Poster for G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
Fire and ice? Or just Cobra vs Joe? Empire has debuted a new international poster for G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra featuring an ensemble collection of characters from both sides. It's actually not that bad - I kind of like the look of it. At least it's better than the floating heads designs we see all too often or even the final Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen poster (which I just hate). This movie is probably going to be terribly cheesy and pretty awful in the end, sadly, but at least it has a cool poster. And don't forget, this is just the international poster, and the official US one probably won't look as good. Take a look at it below.
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra is directed by big action filmmaker Stephen Sommers, of The Jungle Book, Deep Rising, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and Van Helsing previously. The screenplay was co-written by Stuart Beattie, of Collateral, Derailed, and 30 Days of Night previously, as well as Skip Woods, of Swordfish and Hitman previously. The movie is based on Hasbro's G.I. Joe line of toys that debuted in 1964. Paramount will premiere G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra in theaters everywhere on August 7th this year.
Reader Feedback - 43 Comments
HollaBackGurl on May 27, 2009
poster looks as cheesy and crappy as the movie. Lets use pre-packaged success of once great childhood memories, and turn it into crap. thanks. I would also like to thank the creators of: Dragonball z
garrett on May 27, 2009
Baroness's sunglasses look SO shopped-on.
Paigey! on May 27, 2009
Her *hmmm* doesn't looked shopped on though lol...
kindbuddy on May 27, 2009
"Evil never looked so good" really? really??
tehrooroo on May 27, 2009
Cool idea, but terrible execution. Hell, even the bad girl's ass doesn't look that good 🙁
Kosmonaut on May 27, 2009
#2 If it was really a childhood memory of yours, you'd welcome the cheesiness! Jumping off the front porch into my big wheel screaming "GOOOOO JOE!" was great 20 years ago. Of course, if I did that today, my wife would probably divorce me. Still, you're right about Dragonball. My 2 1/2 year old son was calling the actors "idiots" and "freaks" (his exact words), then he begged me to take him home.
Cody on May 27, 2009
HATED this poster....it´s HIDEOUS!! how can anyone actually like this? it looks like a cheesy 80s movie with fucking MARLON WAYANS in it. when I saw the top of it, thinking about how terrible it looks, we see mr. unfunny looking "badass"....this poster just proved me once and for all what I already new, it´s going to be this year´s WORST movie.
felipe on May 27, 2009
sumonesumtime on May 27, 2009
Gotta love how how 'looked so good' is placed right under baroness' ass. Guh, this is gonna be a train wreck.
Nick Sears on May 27, 2009
"Baroness's sunglasses look SO shopped-on." ^ This. The poster is kinda cheesy but you can't really expect anything more from G.I. Joe I guess. I'll still watch it though. Also, is that Destro and Cobra Commander? If so, which one's which? I can't make out the features on the full masked one.
solider on May 27, 2009
Yuck! Awful stuff. Where has all the originality gone!
dom on May 27, 2009
how is this horrible you people are crazy it is a very cool colorful poster nothing more ntohing less get off your high horse
nelson on May 27, 2009
The only cool thing is the guy with the sword on the lower half of the poster.
Robbie on May 27, 2009
looks good to me but it will be on grade of films like fantastic four
joe on May 27, 2009
^^^^^ That's Snake Eyes. Also, pointed at the movie and the poster: RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGE!!!!
Cobra Commanderr on May 27, 2009
Lol, he (Snake Eyes) somehow reminds me of Daft Punk =p
Robbie on May 27, 2009
This poster is greatly hurt by its lack of Dennis Quaidness!!!! The only reason the Gi Joes are gonna kick some serious ass is because of their hardcore Dennis Quaid approved Training program.... Hopefully the north american version of the poster will adress the matter... all kidding aside though im just hoping for an entertaining movie that doesnt take itself seriously
Maxwell on May 27, 2009
This is not at all a good poster, nelson. Not even close. This is a bunch of photos of people in costumes in crap poses photoshopped together with some photoshopped clouds and some color effects. This is fucking garbage that probably took ten minutes to crank out. However, as a testament to the way the film is going to be, then yeah... it probably lets us all know exactly what to expect from the film. A great big pile of ass. This poster would have been cheesy and shitty in the early 90's. It's even worse now. This thing looks like it could have been pulled off by a thirteen year old during his lunch break at school. It looks like it also targets thirteen year olds, but then it IS a GI Joe movie, and as such doesn't really need to be good so much as it needs things to explode and for there to be lots of skin-tight T&A shots. In my opinion, everyone who takes a job to make a poster for any movie should be forced to look through Drew Struzan's work. Better yet, Drew Struzan should just make every fucking movie poster. At least that way we can be assured that, while the film might suck balls, the poster will look awesome. I hope this movie fails miserably, because if it does well at all I'll have to suffer through more of the god-awful trailers and my disdain for people here in the US will grow even larger than it already is. Please, America, show some fucking taste for once. It's bad enough hacks like Micheal Bay and Roland Emmerich are still making movies, but this film has never looked good. Ever. The idea is bad, the costumes are bad, the actors are bad, the poster is bad, the trailer is fucking awful, the effects look like shit. Everything about this movie looks like shit. Every ticket sold to this film is a ticket bought by a moron. If you go see this film, even just expecting it to be mediocre, and end up shocked that it's such a fucking suck-fest, then you, my friend, are fucking stupid. Everything thus far has indicated this film will be unwatchable. When the trailer played in front of star wars half the audience GROANED when it came on. NO ONE EVEN WANTED TO WATCH THE TRAILER!
Squiggly on May 27, 2009
correction, the trailer played in front of star trek, not star wars. I have ripped off one of my fingernails as penance for this grievous error.
Squiggly on May 27, 2009
looks kind of corny
cat on May 27, 2009
it could of been better, but the movie will be the movie, so lets enjoy it!!
Stan 'The Viewers Choice' Morrow (Facebook me!) on May 27, 2009
whoah Squiggly, calm down, son. I agree that Struzan's work is one of the best out there. It's classic and timeless. But nowadays there are some demographics that prefer more shiny and photoshopped stuff. Some people like it, some don't. But i will agree with you that there is a significant drop in movie qualities nowadays. But i suppose that if it entertains some, then it's done its job. I'm still watching it regardless. I guess i could be classified as a "moron" now, eh? lol.
solider on May 27, 2009
destro looks like a rip off of one of the guys from army of 2 lol seriously just go look up there costumes
Mosquito on May 27, 2009
I hate how much hostility there is on the net
Scott McHenry on May 27, 2009
WOW...all this from a poster. I think it looks fine. It will be the first of many to come. And I swear I heard all of this with Transformers. Oh But wait, that movie rocked!
AllmightyKeim on May 27, 2009
I mean, really. How great do people expect a movie to be that is based off a saturday morning cartoon that was based off a line of toys?! What's wrong with just being entertained!
S on May 27, 2009
I mean, really. How great do people expect a movie to be that is based off a saturday morning cartoon that was based off a line of toys?! What's wrong with just being entertained! If every movie that came out was some super heady, deeply involved, dramatic story we'd all eventually get bored of all the super pretentious crap flooding our minds. I love movies that make you think or look at things differently just as much as the next guy but sometimes I just wanna watch shit blow up. And I don't even care if it makes sense.
S on May 27, 2009
#29 you're awesome
fucku on May 27, 2009
Control your rage Squiggly. Clearly I am a moron, because I fully intend to see this movie. I have zero expectations other than to go, eat popcorn and remember how stupidly bad the cartoons that I loved growing up in-fact were. I do agree though, that this poster was basically their teaser posters all photoshopped into one big picture that looks terrible.
Clink on May 27, 2009
Worst poster of the year.
Dan W on May 27, 2009
@#2 Dragon Ball Z was a huge part of my childhood, and you're right how Haaalywood screwed it all up! Someday we shall have divine retribution lol
Chidi on May 27, 2009
Go make your own G.I JOE movie and poster then bitch. If not STFU then. Geez the movie isn't even out yet.
BadKarma on May 27, 2009
I've said it before, the army dudes in "Transformers" look more like G.I. Joe than this entire movie and if it's lucky following sequels. I'll pass on this...
hasbro blew it on May 27, 2009
wow, never cared for movie posters but c'mon how hard is it to make a decent poster, this is crap, but the movie looks like crap too so i hereby declare 'colossal flop' at the box office
harrison on May 27, 2009
omg dont you just wanna bone her right in the ***
eric on May 27, 2009
#29 I don't mind any of that, but at least look like you put some effort into it. The CGI looks like crap.. and for the love of God, Marlon Wayans, MARLON WAYANS!
L on May 27, 2009
I stand behind every word I used. When you walk out of the theater regretting having seen the movie, I want all of you to remember how I warned you. And if you actually enjoy it, well ignorance is bliss. There's nothing wrong with being entertained, and certainly not every film has to be some cerebral experience, but this is literally the kind of movie they make because the studios and the film makers all think we're stupid. They're blatantly insulting you when they make something like this. It's the same with those god-awful "movie" movies. It's insulting to me to have a bunch of rich assholes just blindly assume that we'd all want to see something that retarded. And so long as they keep making money and having it proven to them that there really is an audience dumb enough to keep eating this shit up, then the quality of films will keep falling. I mean, jesus... I don't mind the occasional mindless entertainment, but look at the top ten box office right now. The most cerebral movie making money is fucking Star Trek, or possibly Terminator (I've not seen it yet). Entertainment is great, but what the top ten tells me is that no one goes to see ANY movie where you can't just turn your fucking brain off. How much mindless entertainment could you possibly ever fucking need? I'm surprised people can tear themselves away from the shitty TV they watch so they can haul their lazy, mindless selves all the way to the theater. If you go see this flick, don't forget your drool cup.
Squiggly on May 27, 2009
"Evil never looked so good?" FAIL
Ajax on May 27, 2009
Looks okay to me.
Fisherr on May 28, 2009
@ squiggly: honestly man, calm down. how about quitting all this complaining and watching YOUR movies, coz your ticket counts as well. and by the way, drew struzan??? great work, actually... IN THE 80s. grow up man, who's retarded here?
albino on May 28, 2009
reminds me of batman when they turned that into a circus. I wonder if there's nipples on the costumes. Where's Cobra Commander?
I have anxiety on May 28, 2009
This looks like a poster for "TAG" or "AXE" body spray!
lando on May 28, 2009
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