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Empire's New And Improved Collection Of Badly Photoshopped Movie Posters
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Empire's New And Improved Collection Of Badly Photoshopped Movie Posters | The Expendables (2010)
The Expendables (2010)

Stars butchered: Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke.

What went wrong where: At first glance, the main poster for The Expendables looks perfectly acceptable. Sure, it’s not the most original one-sheet in the world – nine burly action heroes standing in bulletproof vests, staring at the camera, with their names cascading down above them – but it gets the point across: this is an action movie, full of action stars. There will be action, there will be guns, there will be blood.

Look closer however, and there are some problems. Big problems, in fact. Not only is Arnie not in the poster – the sacrilege! – but Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis look like they’ve been drawn with a crayon. By a drunk man. In zero gravity. And this, ladies and gents, kind of ruins the rest of the poster. Just as well no-one took the pictures of Rourke and Willis out and put them on separate, individual posters, eh? Wait, what?

Did they fix it? Yes – by removing the actors’ pictures entirely and going for a black-and-red-shiny-skull-covered-in-knives-and-guns number, which really, actually, genuinely worked.
 

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The You can count on me cover that I was always familiar with was this one http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0203230/ Far better than the one you claimed was an improvement (which isn't) More

Posted by Evil_Bob on Saturday October 22, 2011, 11:31

2 glad not all posters were perfect
what if every movie would get the Olly Moss treatment, i prefer too read "the book by it's cover" sometimes More

Posted by JosteinAsk on Monday June 13, 2011, 23:24

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The cover for Henry's Crime on DVD is awful, I'm not sure if looking at it online truly does it justice but here it is on amazon: http://amzn.to/mK5no4 when it's in your hand the colours are all over the place (especially Keanu) and there's just no WAY all 3 of the cast were together for that shot. Awful, just awful. More

Posted by bburdett on Monday June 13, 2011, 11:43

4 The King's Speech
I thought the worst part was the tagline More

Posted by absolute_im_fan on Sunday June 12, 2011, 07:44

5 The Expendables
The fixed version of the poster does look really good More

Posted by Confusedj on Saturday June 11, 2011, 12:19

6 Everybody’s Fine (Except the camera)
If you tilt a digital camera, the picture does not tilt with the camera. It stays paraller to the horizon. Unless DeNiro already took the photo and then tilted the camera on a flash of a second. Cause everybody seems to be in the excat same position in both of them. More

Posted by Arnold81 on Friday June 10, 2011, 18:04

7 Several times...
...in come cases. (I have a 'come case' at home... it's basically a sock...) More

Posted by hooflethroid on Thursday June 9, 2011, 18:44

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I wouldn't be too hard on the Takers poster, the whole cast probably couldn't get day release when the group shot was scheduled. More

Posted by digvoldon on Thursday November 4, 2010, 13:21

9 RE: Meet the Parents anyone?!
there's nothing wrong with the snakes on a plane poster More

Posted by jenzie on Sunday October 3, 2010, 00:46

10 RE: RE;
I remember the VHS cover on Titanic always use to freak me out. Kate Winslets Neck was just too weird and at a wrong angle and the way Leo was hugging her just bugged me. More

Posted by lankeymarlon on Friday October 1, 2010, 13:31

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I've just spent a good fifteen minutes going through these on my lunch break, chuckling quietly to myself in the hope that no one saw. I don't think I succeeded - thanks Empire. More

Posted by MrsG on Friday October 1, 2010, 12:54

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