New X-Men First Class Posters

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Posted by No_name_here (1225 posts) - - Show Bio
 I'm getting flashbacks of the PHANTOM MENACE ad campaign.

Call me crazy, but I think there might be a reoccurring design motif - - a unifying them, if you will - - that’s tying all these X-MEN: FIRST CLASS posters together. Two new one-sheets have popped showing headshots of young Chuck Xavier and Ricky Lensher lurking inside the silhouettes of their older incarnations. That’s, of course, riffing on the same design theme from last batch of posters, but swapping watery reflections for stark shadows.

Speaking of which, the international versions of those posters have surfaced recently, too. Prof X’s one is basically the same, except with a less-saturated color palette for the background of his stately upstate New York mansion. Magneto’s one has noticeably shifted locations from a concentration camp to a grimy back alley (that I suppose could still be somewhere inside a camp.) As these are the international versions (compare them to the originals), I suspect that location shift may been made due to the historical and political appropriateness of such an image in certain European countries.  Germany, in particular, has laws forbidding the usage of Nazi imagery in advertising - - though the delineation between art and marketing is a fine line there. Hence, I believe INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and various WOLFENSTEIN have had to alter their ads in creative ways, even if they haven't had to alter their actual content .

Anyway, here are the posters themselves. Discuss and debate! 



#1 Posted by Coldbrand (41 posts) - - Show Bio

Why does everyone have faces in their crotch?

#2 Posted by G-Man (34458 posts) - - Show Bio
@coldbrand: It's their secondary mutant power.
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#3 Posted by Rheged (620 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmmm.  Not really liking the International posters as much as the original Domestic posters previously released -- which I LOVED.  And not really feeling these new ones either. :(

#4 Posted by NeNePooTat (4 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll pass on getting one of these. :x

#5 Posted by leokearon (1807 posts) - - Show Bio

Lame
#6 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio

the new posters seem lazy.

#7 Posted by HomoSuperior (43 posts) - - Show Bio

Prefer the originals than the internationals and i don't really like the  silhouette ones at all, they're just too plain, which can be good but i just don't think this is a film to use that style.

#8 Posted by Mumbles (846 posts) - - Show Bio

bad

#9 Posted by Spideycap (212 posts) - - Show Bio

as a graphic designer i can barely look a one of these for 5 seconds without vomiting. sorry to the creator of these, but this is just horrible design.

#10 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh dear.  These actually make the leaked cast shot look good!  And that's saying something... :(

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#11 Posted by Thunderscream (1810 posts) - - Show Bio

why!? ugh, how much is this designer making? there are so many awesome things you can do in posters, the sky's the limit.....but they decided to make it look like antacid ads with personified tummies.

#12 Posted by guardiandevil801 (272 posts) - - Show Bio

their cool and show who they will become 
#13 Edited by cattlebattle (12790 posts) - - Show Bio

     'Before there was a movie, There was crappy Posters"                     
 
 
Really though I kind of have faith in this movie, being that Singer and Matt Vaughn are behind it. They've actually proved they can make good comic films respectively.

#14 Posted by NXH (1031 posts) - - Show Bio

Before there was X-Men Fist Class There was Bryan Singer

#15 Posted by Icemizer (181 posts) - - Show Bio

Couldnt they have done something in a period style like when the film is set? That would have been a lot more interesting than this high school art class work.
#16 Posted by thecheckeredman (398 posts) - - Show Bio

These new posters are awful...blurg!  The "reflections" posters were much, much better...

#17 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio
@coldbrand said:
" Why does everyone have faces in their crotch? "    
@G-Man said:
" @coldbrand: It's their secondary mutant power. "
Then one needs a cool super hero name for this power.
I nominate 'CrotchShot' 
The next great X-Man :)
#18 Posted by kittenpride (121 posts) - - Show Bio

They look like an 8 year old was trying to photoshop these...
The ones before are WAYYYYY better, even beautiful!

#19 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis said:
" @coldbrand said:
" Why does everyone have faces in their crotch? "    
@G-Man said:
" @coldbrand: It's their secondary mutant power. "
Then one needs a cool super hero name for this power.I nominate 'CrotchShot' The next great X-Man :) "
but there are two of them so how about Crotch Shot and Crotch Rocket.
#20 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2055 posts) - - Show Bio

X-Men First Class posters are a must get for me! 
I love everything X-Men, so i'm never jaded about htis stuff.
#21 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio
@Caligula said:
" @tonis said:
" @coldbrand said:
" Why does everyone have faces in their crotch? "    
@G-Man said:
" @coldbrand: It's their secondary mutant power. "
Then one needs a cool super hero name for this power.I nominate 'CrotchShot' The next great X-Man :) "
but there are two of them so how about Crotch Shot and Crotch Rocket. "
Crotch-Shot & Rocket, The 'pie-manic' duo 
I already see a mini series in the works :()
#22 Posted by Billy Batson (58031 posts) - - Show Bio
@coldbrand said:
" Why does everyone have faces in their crotch? "
#23 Posted by Fantasgasmic (1071 posts) - - Show Bio

Terrible. It's like they didn't bother attempting to try.

#24 Posted by zombietag (1494 posts) - - Show Bio

whos making these? did they use MS paint?

#25 Posted by FortressoftheMoon (678 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the crotch posters are subtle signs saying this movie will suck. I hope it doesnt cause the only reason why I am going to see this is cause of Kevin Beacon being Sebastian Shaw. I could care less about everyone else. Soon as i saw that pixie is thrown in and Cyclops and havoks are not brothers, I said pass. But that Sebastion Shaw bit really just raises my tickles my curiouslty. 
 
I kind of do like those wolverine origins water image poster though. Why is Magneto in an alley? Shouldn't he be posing on top of the blackbird with split image from the cockpit windows?  Why an alley?
   

#26 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

Man... This moving is going to be terrible. I can just feel it.

#27 Posted by Donovan Montgomery (5446 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer the originals.
#28 Posted by Golden Cod (427 posts) - - Show Bio
@Caligula said:
" the new posters seem lazy. "
#29 Posted by The Psyentist (17472 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man said:
" @coldbrand: It's their secondary mutant power. "
LOL! 
 
Other than that... I have to agree with the other sentiments I read. Not a fan of these posters. There's just doesn't seem to be much talent or creativity involved in a face in a silhouette. In fact, I think I may actually try this.
#30 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

The face crotch posters look so terrible!

#31 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio
@guardiandevil801 said:
" their cool and show who they will become  "
they're* not* the silloette shot posters are lazy and ugly
#32 Posted by Dirty__1 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

Between these and the first image that was "leaked" out it's really proving how lame the studio is being with this movie. It's just causing me to have more & more doubts about it..

#33 Posted by CasimirAngel (150 posts) - - Show Bio

Photoshop much?

#34 Posted by Croi (164 posts) - - Show Bio

These might just be the only good thing about the movie, so atleast enjoy some of it.

#35 Posted by Bestostero (5618 posts) - - Show Bio

These aren't as good as the reflection ones

#36 Posted by Thunderscream (1810 posts) - - Show Bio

i'm so going home and making my own versions

#37 Posted by BoOMbOoMpOw (1711 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked the first more than this one

#38 Posted by The Wind-Stalker (64 posts) - - Show Bio

wen does this come out

#39 Edited by The Psyentist (17472 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't sue me, Marvel.  
     

You know you want to see me on the silver screen... NO NATALIE PORTMAN COMMENTS FROM THE FIVE OF YOU! You know who you are... (I am not Natalie Portman, therefore you have NOT seen me in the movies. So, there.)
#40 Posted by mickoreo_LZ (250 posts) - - Show Bio

One week you get a cool trailer. The next week you get some ugly posters. What the hell is the movie gonna be like?!?

#41 Posted by shockwave632 (55 posts) - - Show Bio

It's garbage like this that is REALLY making me HATE any movies not independently produced by Marvel. It's frustrating beyond any description I can provide.

#42 Posted by spystreak (2063 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't think of something funny to say so:  
  
#43 Posted by ImperiousRix (1069 posts) - - Show Bio

The reflections ones are great, but these silhouette ones... 
not so much.

#44 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9073 posts) - - Show Bio

cool

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#45 Posted by coolbeans (253 posts) - - Show Bio

WHY GOD!? WHY DID YOU LET FOX STUDIOS HAVE THE RIGHTS TO X-MEN!?!?!?!

#46 Posted by The Psyentist (17472 posts) - - Show Bio
@ImperiousRix: Heh. Seriously, I made my own silhouette poster in under an hour. [see photo gallery for details]  
#47 Posted by irvine1345 (36 posts) - - Show Bio

yeeeaaaa...those are pretty bad. I get where the posters where trying to go, but it didnt get there exactly. Maybe a picture of the entire cast infront of the mansion would have done a bit better than what is shown here..
#48 Posted by craigbo180 (196 posts) - - Show Bio

The posters suck but I couldn't care less, saving all judgment until I see the movie.

#49 Posted by weaponmaster (1412 posts) - - Show Bio
@coldbrand said:
"Why does everyone have faces in their crotch? "

Because unstable sexual deviants have infiltrated and took over television, movies and comics and use the mediums to attempt to manipulate and poison the world with their sickness.
#50 Posted by mavfan626 (4130 posts) - - Show Bio
@Caligula said:
" the new posters seem lazy. "

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