New Posters for A CHRISTMAS CAROL, PUBLIC ENEMIES, and Possibly THE EXPENDABLES

     May 13, 2009


Written by Matt Goldberg


There was a bit of a deluge in the world of movie posters today. First, we got the official one-sheet [via Yahoo!] for Robert Zemeckis’ unnecessary motion-capture adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” starring Jim Carrey as a man who mugs for the camera and makes silly voices. The plot description may officially list his name as “Ebenezer Scrooge” but I’m sure if Dickens’ saw the character, he wouldn’t recognizeany resemblance to what he wrote (of course, this would be after the shock to the system of absorbing 130 years of history, technology, etc.).






Then there are some character banners for “Public Enemies” [via IMPAwards] just in case you forgot what Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, and Marion Cotillard look like in 1930s attire. They look nice. Maybe it will be a fashion comeback.








Finally we have “posters” for “The Expendables” and I put the word “posters” in quotes because we don’t have confirmation that this is official artwork for the film but rather could be a clever Photoshop user. While the artwork, whether it’s official or not, isn’t bad, I’m more disturbed by the concept that we can no longer trust our own eyes and have to question whether or not advertising at a film festival (these posters are supposed to be around Cannes) are real or not.

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