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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 4:39pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Interesting list, but some criticisms seem a tad anal:


On the subject of Kong/scale, such criticisms are as old as the hills. The animals in THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS are small, but appear to be driving normal-sized cars.

With giant creatures, there'll always be inconsistency (maybe). I never quite understood how Krang was a giant to the Turtles, but the same height as Shredder...who was similar in height to the Turtles. That's how I remember it. 
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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 5:16pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Artistic license has been used to enhance movie posters since their beginnings. 

Calling them mistakes is off the mark. 
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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 5:35pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

An inane premise. It's like criticizing movie editing for compressing time and juxtaposing separate shots.
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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 5:50pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

There were no mistakes on any of those posters. Everything was an artistic choice for one reason or another - drama, clarity, suspense, misdirection - you name it. I can't stand when wanna-be-critics make claims that a graphic designer or artist got it all wrong especially when the wanna-be has no knowledge of the history and development of said poster.

Do better Miguel Cima. Let's see your movie poster designs, shall we?
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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 5:53pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

That's why I described them as anal, especially the one pertaining to geography in NYC on the SPIDER-MAN poster.

A lot of 80s VHS artwork used artistic license. Some SUPERMAN III movie posters used artistic license. 
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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 6:05pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Maybe someone should point out that Jennifer Lawrence would also be dead if she tore out her heart. I think the author doesn't care one jot about whether the article is worthy; the author wants shares and eyeballs -- and therefore may be being intentionally annoying.

Which is why it has such a clickbaity title.

An accurate title would be "Posters that are not to be taken literally from 2017". Instead we get the hyperbolic title about not being able to unsee these horrible. monumental, world-shattering mistakes. That are not really mistakes.
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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 6:55pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

When I see a title like this, I wantto see expect naked crew members reflected in windows, the word TONKA visible on a vehicle in closeup, a globe where one can make out the air valve since it's a beach ball. 
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