Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Josh Brolin look away on the new poster for Gangster Squad

I’m still irritated at the plight of GANGSTER SQUAD.  It was one of my most anticipated films of 2012, but the cowardly shooting in Aurora, CO made Warner Bros. panic and push the movie out to January of 2013.  As we all know, January is where films go to die.  And now we have to go through the marketing campaign all over again and if this new poster for the film is any indication, it looks like more of the same.  So I’m a little confused; if WB wanted to distance the movie from violence, why show six characters on the poster holding guns and a huge blaze behind them?  Why not play the violence down a bit and just show the floating heads?

Directed by Reuben Fleischer, GANGSTER SQUAD stars: Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Robert Patrick, Anthony Mackie, Michael Pena, Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Giovanni Ribisi, Holt McCallany, Frank Grillo, Mirielle Enos and Troy Garity. GANGSTER SQUAD will hit theaters on January 11, 2013.

Ryan Gosling on Gangster Squad poster 2

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