Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Exclusive New Look At Sanjay’s Super Team
And Pixar director Sanjay Patel talks about his new short
Exclusive: Three New Batman V Superman Pics
Empire offers a fresh look at Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor
Empire Debuts New Deadpool Images
Wade Wilson prepares to break your firewall too
Rachel McAdams In Early Talks For Marvel's Doctor Strange
She's considering a lead role
Richard Linklater Considering The Rosie Project
He may direct Jennifer Lawrence in the book adaptation
Bret McKenzie Writing Bob: The Musical's Songs
Tom Cruise still circling the lead and Michael Chabon may script it
Morgan Freeman Heads Down To A Sunless Sea
He's signed up for some more action
Lori Evans Taylor Given Bed Rest
Horror spec script snapped up by MGM
The Vicious Brothers Directing Horror Pic Temple
From a script by The Guest's Simon Barrett
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
Richard Linklater Considering The Rosie Project
He may direct Jennifer Lawrence in the book adaptation
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Joy
01 January 2016
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
20 November 2015
Steve Jobs
13 November 2015
Macbeth
02 October 2015
Victor Frankenstein
02 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Slow West (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Spy (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Good Kill (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New X-Men: First Class One Sheet
Meet their new nemesis: Photoshop

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

submit to reddit

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.

 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Patrick Warburton Joins Ted
Slacker bear gets a new best friend
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

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


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

Sven Hansen-Løve Talks Eden
The house DJ on France’s answer to 24 Hour Party People

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

David O. Russell Talks Through First Joy Trailer
The writer/director breaks down the Jennifer Lawrence Oscar hopeful

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)