|01-27-2009, 02:00 PM||#41|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
Most people that go see G.I. Joe won't know who Duke is. They won't know who Snake-Eyes is. They won't know who Ripcord is.
They will be going to see an action movie, and hopefully some of the kids that go will be interested enough in learning more about G.I.Joe (which is the goal of the movie, not catering to nostalgia-fans).
90% of the people that see those posters have no clue who any of the characters are, so they are looking for something that will get them interested in going to see this movie.
So throwing "random" guys and girls up there, it's not so random, BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE HAVE NO CLUE WHO ANYONE IS ANYWAYS!!
So look at 'em from a marketing standpoint.
Is it striking imagery? Yes.
Does it generate interest? (by this I mean, does it make the casual non-fan want to know more) I'd say yes. The 1/2-faces and the rest, that would make me look at it and go "this could be interesting".
Do they generate discussion? Yes, 4 pages and counting.
Would a random 10-13 year old kid coming across those be interested in the movie? More then likely.
|01-27-2009, 02:11 PM||#42|
Join Date: Jun 2008
"I have so many problems with these posters, I don't know where to begin...but the fact that they're all dressed in black is a good place to start...not to mention the fact that unless you are following the entire clusterf*** that is this movie, you won't know who is who (for the most part). Baroness, Snake Eyes and Scarlett are easy...who the heck are the other two (Duke and Ripcord for what it's worth).
Thanks a lot Hasbro and Paramount. I know the cartoon was sorta cheesy and the conceit needed to be modernized, but really, did you have to screw things up this badly? I'll probably still go see your damn film, only cos I'm slightly masochistic when it comes to watching my childhood dreams being ruined over the course of two hours."
|01-27-2009, 02:22 PM||#43|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland OR
i don't understand the black suits thing. why are they doing that? i can understand on a character like scarlett, but on *everyone*? i think the baroness looks ok. no fantastic... but decent. snake-eyes looks weird with the rubber suit mixed with fatigues. he just looks very tacky (which can be said of the whole film so far). i'm looking forward to seeing what CC and zartan look like. let's hope they are *NOT* dressed in back. i'm not keeping my hopes high for this movie. in fact my expectations are quite low. duke looks like a bad porn film reject. rip-cord... isn't even rip-cord. scarlett's pushing the envelope as far as the reinterpretation of her character, but it's mainly because of the suit. she looks more like bat-girl than scarlett, but it actually works for her a bit. destro has the perfect actor, but he'll probably just not be the destro we've come to know beyond just the name. stormshadow could not look worse IMO. i hope they do justice to zartan... the cowl, facepaint/tats (as we know them), and wine-colored clothing is a must, but at least they picked a good person to play the role. CC had best not look like darthvader, but judging from the look of the cobra soldiers and MARS troops, he may look similar. i'm looking forward to the trailer. maybe all this building bastardization that we're seeing will somehow work out on the screen and completely capture the essence of GI Joe. sommers and hama seem to have great faith in that idea, so it may very well be a crapfest... but it may very well be an amazing ode to something many of us have come to love and respect for the past 25 years.
|01-27-2009, 02:41 PM||#44|
Resolute = Awesome
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
While i'm not all that hip to the movie from what we know so far, I really like these teaser posters and Snake-Eyes especially looks pretty d@mn spectacularly bad-@$$
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|01-27-2009, 03:02 PM||#45|
Join Date: Mar 2008
That posters look great.
|01-27-2009, 03:03 PM||#46|
Join Date: Jul 2008
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|01-27-2009, 03:04 PM||#47|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Guys. I hate the black suits to,but if you read one interview(cant remember where) they said they weren't allowed to injure or kill certain characters so instead of making it where Cobra/MARS etc cant hit the broad side of a barn, the suit is bulletproof etc. so they had a good reason to give them armor just the way they did it could have been better.
The exc suit is a different problem I REALLY HATE THAT.
|01-27-2009, 03:06 PM||#48|
In the crosshairs
Join Date: Oct 2007
Can we see the posters for the bad porn edition?
|01-27-2009, 04:02 PM||#49|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Assassination City, TX
I made the front page!
|01-27-2009, 04:13 PM||#50|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cullman, AL
Is there going to be a trailor for the film during the Super Bowl? Has anyone heard? Also has anyone seen any pics of the new Night Raven or PITT that they are making for the film?
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