Wednesday 9 March 2011

New X-Men: First Class Posters!!! *weeps with despair*

It has come to my attention recently that The Incredible Suit tends to be a bit on the negative side, taking more pleasure in snarking at rubbish movie marketing and slating Rango than in appreciating all the great things about the world of fillum.

I'm making a conscious effort to be more positive by doing things like not thinking about Shia LaBeouf and forcing the world to watch one Bond film a month for two years, but sometimes you open your front door in the morning to find the internet standing there like a steaming drunk feeling supremely pleased with himself as he pukes all over your welcome mat. Today is one such day.

Here are two more new posters for X-Men: First Class:
I know superhero movie marketing is all about stripping a franchise down to its component parts these days, especially in prequels where it's assumed that a silhouette is all that's needed to excite a world of fanboys (hello, The Phantom Menace), but when one of those silhouettes is a man in a wheelchair who's so generic that someone's had to blow the whole silhouette theme by shining a light on the 'X' on the wheelchair, and the other just looks like Batman with tiny ears, it's time for something new.

Unfortunately the "something new" here is a bizarrely placed cut-out of a barely recognisable face (Michael Fassbender could easily be Christian Bale inside his titchy-eared Batsuit) peering out of the silhouette's belly like a grotesque foetus or a malevolent Weeble. I mean really, how long would it have taken to tweak Professor X's silhouette ever so slightly so that James McAvoy hasn't had a chunk sliced out of his face? Thirty seconds?

Anyway, whatever. I'm being positive. X-Men: First Class will no doubt be enormously entertaining and will bear no resemblance to its shoddy marketing whatsoever. I still think my original idea would have been better than anything we've seen so far.


  1. 100% agree with you. Image is everything and moving a Photoshop layer is done in a matter of moments. The marketing budgets of feature films can often be millions of dollars more then the movie's production cost. There is no excuse for such sloppy work.

    Nothing escapes the keen eyes of The Incredible Scrutinizer.

  2. When I saw those posters I thought it was one of your poster based LOLs but much to my surprise, after some Googling I discovered that they are ACTUAL posters for X-Men: First Class. Unbelievable.

  3. James McAvoy's face seems to be across his crotch. I don't know what to think about that.

  4. The Phantom Menace poster was ok with the child Anakin having the subtle shadow of Vader. These posters are just crap. I could make a better poster after my first time learning Photoshop which is crazy when the guy was probally paid loads to make this and look how little effort he's put in.