Mar 10 2011

X-Men: First Class Posters Go Full Retard

Published by at 3:00 pm under Images,Movies

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I don’t usually comment on just straight up movie trailers or posters anymore unless they’re truly something special. Usually I mean special in a good way, but today I mean special as in “Kevin is special, he takes the short bus to school.”

The marketing team behind X-Men: First Class is doing everything in their power to sabotage the film. First they released a horrible composite cast photo, and now they’ve debuted the two posters above which I SWEAR are official and not made by six year old fans mashing their faces on the keyboard while photoshop is open.

I know they’re trying to do the whole “these guys become these guys” angle of the movie, which is fine, but who on earth looked and these and went “Oh yeah, get those out on the internet pronto!” If I was anyone who actually made this movie, I would be livid that someone was reducing all my hard work to a completely shit one-sheet. At this point, even if these were official releases, I’d backtrack and say you accidentally swapped out the JPGs with fan-made ones just to try and save face a little bit.





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11 responses so far

11 Responses to “X-Men: First Class Posters Go Full Retard”

  1. Hyurion 10 Mar 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I love the Tropic Thunder reference :)

  2. Vangelison 10 Mar 2011 at 4:00 pm

    …this is so bad…

  3. Jameson 10 Mar 2011 at 4:02 pm

    So awful in fact that they redid the posters:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/heat-vision/x-men-first-class-posters-162523

    Same theme, less stupid….

  4. Paul Tassion 10 Mar 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Those actually came out first believe it or not. Not sure how you go from there to here.

  5. Mandyon 10 Mar 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I love how the lighting from the composite shot comes from a different source for each of them, and on some of them it’s a different color… horrible.

  6. Anonon 10 Mar 2011 at 4:10 pm

    The redone posters aren’t bad, though the “Before he was Magneto, he was Erik…” bit is still a bit too much like they’re trying to reach audiences who have no idea who the X-Men are and don’t have access to the Internet.

    The posters presented above are ridiculous, and I thought they truly were Photoshopped pictures sent in by a 6 year old.

  7. beckett929on 10 Mar 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Yahoo Movies did this same article like a week ago…. i stand by its internet hating because they have nothing else to hate today…

  8. LimaZuluon 10 Mar 2011 at 6:26 pm

    The language isn’t particularly nice. :|

  9. Mikeon 12 Mar 2011 at 10:54 am

    For those of us who have children that we love who happen to take a smaller bus than you probably took I say what makes you so amazing that you think it’s okay to mock others based on IQ. Loser.

  10. BrockSamsonon 12 Mar 2011 at 3:11 pm

    @Mike

    Try reading that sentence aloud.

    Also – no one gives a fuck about your feelings or your retarded child.

  11. chuckon 12 Mar 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I can tell you that Fox wants these posters out of the theaters ASAP and are sending people to theaters to take them down

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