Final Poster for 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' is a Big Sloppy Photoshop Mess

May 8, 2012
Source: ComingSoon

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Since there wasn't anything all that special about the character posters we highlighted a little while back promoting G.I. Joe: Retaliation, not much should've been expected from the rest of the poster campaign for the summer blockbuster. However, we thought a little more effort might be put into making one final theatrical poster rather than slapping images from a few of the aforementioned character banners and sloppily pasting them into Photoshop in a fashion that tries to emulate Drew Struzan's illustrated poster design. It is certainly not one of the better posters I've seen recently, but you can still check it out below.

Here's the final poster for Jon M. Chu's G.I. Joe Retaliation, released by ComingSoon:

G.I. Joe: Retaliation - Final Poster

G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation is being directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2 & 3D, "The LXD", Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick. Channing Tatum returns as Duke, along with Ray Park as Snake Eyes and Lee Byung-hun as Storm Shadow. Other newcomers to the cast include Bruce Willis as General Joseph B. Colton, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, Ray Stevenson as Firefly, Joseph Mazzello as Mouse, Arnold Vosloo as Zartan, D.J. Cotrona as Flint, and RZA as the Blind Master. Paramount is planning to release G.I. Joe: Retaliation starting on June 29th, 2012 this summer.

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Reader Feedback - 22 Comments


Oh, gah!! What the hell has happened to Willis' head?

Candle_Wick on May 8, 2012


Bruce Willis' head looks weird

Daniel Koelsch on May 8, 2012


This looks fan made... seriously poor job for a "professional" poster.

Jay Runham on May 8, 2012


Damn Hes BIG ;D

Rock on May 8, 2012


Lame lol I like how the rock looks exactly like he did in the fast five poster and I wonder why Channing tatum didn't make it on the poster

Markj765 on May 8, 2012


actually it looks a lot better than half the avengers posters...

Jericho on May 8, 2012


Looks a bit like a comic book cover, but an artist could make it work where photoshop can't. I was listening to an interview with David Grove, who did the Outsiders poster, it was really interesting to hear about how he solved many of the problems created by these horrid photoshop mashups, using paint, in real life. Those crazy old fashioned men! hehe. You can listen to the podcast here:

Crapola on May 8, 2012


bruce willis said he doesnt like photoshoots, thats whey they have to photoshop him in every poster

wazzao on May 8, 2012


Highly doubt this is legit. This is garbage. The flames!

Your name on May 8, 2012


This poster reflects exactly how garbage I expect this completely unnecessary sequel to be

HazedMind on May 8, 2012


Agree. Lame, lame and a more lame..

Buzzfunk on May 8, 2012


Wow. That looks legitimately amateur. Wow.

George Caltsoudas on May 8, 2012


It's shit, but I think the grey background ruins it the most, it needs something to fill in that space and Cobra commander's face is lost in the back there.

Lagoya on May 8, 2012


Doesn't look worse than most posters (e.g. The Avengers )

Ryderup on May 8, 2012



Buzzfunk on May 8, 2012


Bruce Willis suit and the womans tank-top both look like they are made of plastic.  As a professional re-toucher, i declare that this is poor work indeed!  AWFUL!

Ammon Anderson on May 8, 2012


I like it, it reminds me of the old comic book covers. 

Patrick on May 8, 2012


Its not that bad.

mooreworthy on May 8, 2012


An sub par poster for a sub par movie whats the big deal?

Brian Sleider on May 8, 2012


this can't be the final poster... Even the fire at the bottom is generic and a one color gradient background? they should just hire a marvel or IDW artist to make the poster so it looks as good as a comic cover

lando on May 8, 2012


Looks like a fan poster....from a fan who is mentally handicapped

Geoffrey Shauger on May 8, 2012


What's that shit?!

Jackal on May 9, 2012

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