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Re: Most blatant false advertising of 2011

Postby paulofilmo on Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:24 pm

I visited the National Air and Space Museum. I believe the title is misleading because it is actually full of stuff.

nauru wrote:EDIT: Or other years as well.


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It's more of a travel-romance movie - prettily photographed with ambient music. Giant ambient tentacle elephants. Would be good in a sense room.

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Re: Most blatant false advertising of 2011

Postby nauru on Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:39 am

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Strip joint and strippers on the poster, but no strip joint or strippers in the film. The entire scene depicted on the poster does not exist in the film at all.

It's particularly annoying because a strip joint scene could have significantly increased the overall quality of this flick. This in itself tells you all you need to know about the quality of work we are talking about here.

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Re: Most blatant false advertising of 2011

Postby Stewball on Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:35 am

Didn't see it until recently, but Coriolanus definitely fits. It's marketed as a Shakespeare play in a modern setting. You don't get from the trailer that they don't translate the Shakespearean dialogue, which in many places, for those not heavily schooled in the Shakespearean mode of English, needs subtitles. IMDb should list the language as Middle or Shakespearean English.

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Re: Most blatant false advertising of 2011

Postby Pickpocket on Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:26 pm

nauru wrote:Image

Strip joint and strippers on the poster, but no strip joint or strippers in the film. The entire scene depicted on the poster does not exist in the film at all.

It's particularly annoying because a strip joint scene could have significantly increased the overall quality of this flick. This in itself tells you all you need to know about the quality of work we are talking about here.

also they made jonah hill look somewhat not fat in the poster when in this film he looks like orson welles circa 1971. very misleading

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Re: Most blatant false advertising of 2011

Postby Aron Ericson on Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:36 pm

monclivie wrote:"Rabbit Hole" was advertised in Poland as a supernatural horror. "Surprising like The Others" etc.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZucsLQp3Ag

That's bizarre.

Stag Night of the Dead wasn't the kind of stupid boob-a-rama the poster made it seem like. Pretty good film.
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Re: Most blatant false advertising of films

Postby McCorpse on Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:15 pm

Recently Cabin in the woods previews made it look like it was going to be dark and scary and nothing at all like it turned out to be. Alsowas pretty mjch a gory comedy.
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Re: Most blatant false advertising of films

Postby Baby Fish on Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:46 pm

When I was living in morocco, the english speaking tv channels always had hilarious trailers for western films, seriously it's like they were doing it deliberately.
I wanna say Max Payne, but I really should have known better than to expect anything good to come out of a film based on a game, starring Mark Wahlberg. -,-
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Wtf happened to Joseph Gordon Levitt's face and voice in the trailer for Looper???? 0_o He looks like he's had plastic surgery to make him look older! On the other hand, the film does look interesting.

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Re: Most blatant false advertising of films

Postby Jerky on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:33 am

They wanted to make him look like a young version of Bruce Willis

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What do you think? Did they succeed?

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Re: Most blatant false advertising of films

Postby ytmn on Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:38 pm

He looks like the robo-gigolo in AI.
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Re: Most blatant false advertising of films

Postby Luna6ix on Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:20 am

He's joseph gordon-levitt. It doesn't matter what he looks like, his awesomeness transcends earthly things.

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