Aug 27 2009

15 Examples of Dumbing Down Movie Posters

Published by at 10:45 am under Movies

Dumb Movie Posters

Sometimes you wish movies could be summed up appropriately in just a few words.  For example, it’s kind of annoying when you see badass trailers and posters for movies that wind up really sucking.  Don’t get me wrong, I know that’s the whole point.  They’re trying to get you in to see the movie and pay money.

Still though, I’m waiting for the day for an honest movie studio to just tell it like it is.  On the other hand, even if a movie is good, it’d still be kind of amusing to see how people would sum it up in a movie poster.

Here you’ll find examples of both scenarios.  Enjoy these 15 pictures of dumbed down movie posters

Thanks to the creative members at Something Awful for these.

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14 responses so far

  • Madison

    Liked the Memento one the best…

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  • IcemanD

    I like the Arachnophobia one (specifically the “don’t let this poster fool you…” part).

    I don’t get the 21/Keno one. Am I missing something or is it just not funny?

  • Lagrange

    I don’t get the first one. Maybe bacause I don’t know what a Babby is.

  • LAO

    I dont get the last one. Isn’t that the real poster for let me in?

  • Madison

    @ LAO

    It’s “Let THE RIGHT ONE In.”

  • http://paul@unrealitymag.com Paul Tassi

    The last one is actually real concept poster for the American version of “Let the Right One In” called “Let Me In.” Not sure why it’s in this list.

  • SirEdward

    I agree with Madison, the Memento poster is the best.

    It’s been too long since I’ve watched that movie.

  • C

    What’s a babby? Five words and you couldn’t spell ‘em right? Perfect.

  • Tommy

    @C

    Wow, you forced me to comment. -5 interwebs for you. Go to google.com and type babby, then click “I’m feeling lucky”.

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  • http://supernaturalbookclub.blogspot.com/ Hey Lady!

    I thought it was based on this link.

    http://www.somethingawful.com/flash/shmorky/babby.swf

  • Madison

    @ Hey Lady!

    Thanks for that link. It all makes sense now.

    And I weep for how uncultured we’ve all become.

  • http://www.printplace.com/printing/poster-printing.aspx Print Posters

    “Keno inspired by the true story of Five Students Who Failed Statistics”. They were geniuses but they failed their clever plan to rip off the casino through the use of statistics; a real world final one might say. I wonder if movie posters would show a better ROI if there were more companion movie posters like these actually released: tongue in check, satiric, sarcastic, honest observations.

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