The studios refused to screen G.I. Joe in advance for critics, and that is never a good sign.
In a press release Paramount said they showed the film to a select few bloggers and is intentionally aiming the movie at middle America.
I haven't seen the $175 million G.I. Joe starring Dennis Quaid, but after 400 films a year for 25 years, I've never seen a film not screened in advance that was worth the price of a ticket.