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19 April 2011  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: 20th Century Fox

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Don't get us wrong here, X-Men: First Class is a film that we're very much looking forward to. But while Matthew Vaughn's mutant tale has produced some extremely promising trailer footage and has one of the tastiest casts around, this poster smacks of near-fatal Photoshopping.

Just take a look at this latest one-sheet from the prequel/reboot. No, we don't remember the cast being composed entirely of hobbits either. Nor their heads being far too big for their bodies.

Then there's the general lack of necks on most of the mutants here, the perennial problem of the disappearing shadows / reflections on the floor, and a general lack of co-ordination, walking-wise.

We're kind of hoping that someone accidentally sent out the rough draft of this poster, to be honest. Otherwise it appears that we may have another submission for Empire's Ultimate Collection Of Badly Photoshopped Movie Posters, and no-one wants that.

Check out the poster below, but don't be put off. We reckon it'll still be worth getting in line when X-Men: First Class hits screens on June 1.

 


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Jeez Louise
Are these horrible posters finally going to kill the Photoshop nonsense...? I can only hope. I'm willing to bet a plastic McAvoy action figure will probably look more realistic than the poor man does in this poster... More

Posted by HighwayJoe at 03:15 on 26 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Could have been amazing!
hit thats the funniest poster ive seen so far, jeez! Thats the second time they've released some shitty photoshopped posters. Is their marketing campaign run by some graphic design students or is someone at Fox deliberately trying to undermine this film? Brett Ratner perhaps? More

Posted by Spaldron at 01:01 on 20 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Could have been amazing!
How's this then? Genuine, not fake. http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/9064/xmens.jpg More

Posted by Ethanial at 23:17 on 19 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Awful poster
Brilliant observation! L: andyswright Looks like they're wandering around Lakeside... More

Posted by matt st hubbins at 20:28 on 19 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Completely devoid of any style...
I reckon we need an X-Men: First Class poster mash-up thread, and see who can do the worst photoshopped poster as a tribute to this awful poster campaign. Every poster has been woeful. More

Posted by EyupLad at 19:51 on 19 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Completely devoid of any style...
Why are they all bobble head dolls? Their heads are massive compared to the bodies. Does anyone remember once upon a time when film posters used to be something you wanted on your wall rather than to gouge your eyes out after seeing? More

Posted by sanchia at 19:44 on 19 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Completely devoid of any style...
lukey, have PM'ed you regarding summer filming   Jim   o hijack for a mo the thread, back on subject....t="trebuchet ms"] er 'team' are behind the poster selection for this film need a P45 coming their way, just terrible, it's a good job the trailer was so good otherwise audiences might have been slim for this. More

Posted by JIm R at 15:33 on 19 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Completely devoid of any style...
Couldn't agree more with Empire's sentiments. The film looks great but this poster is shit! Sort it out..... More

Posted by lukeyboy at 15:14 on 19 April 2011 | Report This Post


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