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The trend of awful X-Men posters continues with the good guys of Apocalypse

03.10.2016

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A few days ago 20th Century Fox released an X-MEN: APOCALYPSE poster showing off the villains of the film. Pretty cool line-up, right? APOCALPYSE gives us the first X-MEN flick to promise destruction on a MASSIVE scale, so the world is going to need to need some mutants to defend us! Enter the heroes of APOCALYPSE.

The latest in the trend of poorly 'shopped X-MEN posters gives us a bald Prof. X (James McAvoy), surrounded by the likes of Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Jennifer Lawrence. IMDb says Lawrence is playing Mystique, but you wouldn't know it considering how often we DON'T see her blue incarnation. I guess if you're gonna pay money for a face, you wanna use it, eh?

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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE hits theaters on May 27, 2016.

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3:13PM on 03/13/2016
WTF, is this shit! I'm not excited for this movie whatsoever. I'm sick of Jennifer Lawrence.
WTF, is this shit! I'm not excited for this movie whatsoever. I'm sick of Jennifer Lawrence.
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12:47PM on 03/11/2016
No love for Jubilee at all?
No love for Jubilee at all?
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4:05AM on 03/11/2016
With Civil War and BvS on the horizon I keep forgetting about this. Just feels superhero-lite to me for some reason.
With Civil War and BvS on the horizon I keep forgetting about this. Just feels superhero-lite to me for some reason.
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9:50PM on 03/10/2016
This poster bullshit aside, I've never been so disinterested in an X-men movie before. Maybe I'll be proven wrong...
This poster bullshit aside, I've never been so disinterested in an X-men movie before. Maybe I'll be proven wrong...
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3:58AM on 03/11/2016
I know right? And I can't quite put my finger on why. I enjoyed DOFP. Still I have the overwhelming desire for a break and then a new take.
I know right? And I can't quite put my finger on why. I enjoyed DOFP. Still I have the overwhelming desire for a break and then a new take.
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9:46PM on 03/10/2016
Hunger Games 4: X-Men
Hunger Games 4: X-Men
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9:38PM on 03/10/2016
Is this supposed to be a movie about Jennifer Lawrence's hair?
Is this supposed to be a movie about Jennifer Lawrence's hair?
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7:49PM on 03/10/2016
Huh. I just realized it. From what happens in the first and second movie, Mystique reverting back to her default human disguise in this poster and the released trailers seem like a backwards character progression. It's made even weirder considering that Beast is on full beast mode here. I sure hope they got a good and plausible context to why that's happening, besides the obvious marketing reasons.
Huh. I just realized it. From what happens in the first and second movie, Mystique reverting back to her default human disguise in this poster and the released trailers seem like a backwards character progression. It's made even weirder considering that Beast is on full beast mode here. I sure hope they got a good and plausible context to why that's happening, besides the obvious marketing reasons.
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7:42PM on 03/10/2016
Marketting X-Men movies has always been a problem. The original X-Men looked like they were auditioning for the Matrix movies and then one of the First Class posters literally had Xavier's head floating in front of a silouette of his wheelchair. The marketting for Days of Future Past was much better. Maybe we will get a series of character posters as we get closer to the release date and they will all look cool like the character posters for Days of Future Past. For ensemble casts, it is
Marketting X-Men movies has always been a problem. The original X-Men looked like they were auditioning for the Matrix movies and then one of the First Class posters literally had Xavier's head floating in front of a silouette of his wheelchair. The marketting for Days of Future Past was much better. Maybe we will get a series of character posters as we get closer to the release date and they will all look cool like the character posters for Days of Future Past. For ensemble casts, it is better to do character posters rather than take different images and photoshop them together. The Four Horsemen poster made sense because you could believe that Archangel was flying behind the other three horsemen while Apocalypse had grown in size and was standing behind them. In this poster, Nightcrawler and Cyclops literally have no legs or feet. It is the cinematic equivalent of those old comic book characters with floating heads. Still, if they wanted a vertical standee with most of the heroes then I guess it was the best they could do.
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1:53PM on 03/10/2016

WTF

It feels like Fox doesn't know how to market this. This poster is absolute garbage which is surprising given how much I liked the one featuring Apocalypse and the Four Horsemen.
It feels like Fox doesn't know how to market this. This poster is absolute garbage which is surprising given how much I liked the one featuring Apocalypse and the Four Horsemen.
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1:46PM on 03/10/2016
Damn, everyone's in black body armour. Kind of undoing the good work of First Class again. Also Mystique not being Mystique, and I'm still not sold on the casting for Jean Grey. I didn't mind the villains poster so much, but this just reminds me of everything I don't like about Singer's X-Men films. With luck the film will be decent though.
Damn, everyone's in black body armour. Kind of undoing the good work of First Class again. Also Mystique not being Mystique, and I'm still not sold on the casting for Jean Grey. I didn't mind the villains poster so much, but this just reminds me of everything I don't like about Singer's X-Men films. With luck the film will be decent though.
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7:44PM on 03/10/2016
Right you are, Mr. Wayne.
Right you are, Mr. Wayne.
1:28PM on 03/10/2016

Funny

This one looks like a ten minute photoshop job haha
This one looks like a ten minute photoshop job haha
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12:25PM on 03/10/2016
I like how Jennifer Lawrence is front and centre as though Mystique is the true hero of the X-Men world. Who knew that the throwaway character from the first trilogy, and a character barely used in the comics would be so prominent in the current X-Men franchise. I bet if Lawrence's star never took off with Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook, she would be in the Nightcrawler spot on this poster - just sayin....
I like how Jennifer Lawrence is front and centre as though Mystique is the true hero of the X-Men world. Who knew that the throwaway character from the first trilogy, and a character barely used in the comics would be so prominent in the current X-Men franchise. I bet if Lawrence's star never took off with Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook, she would be in the Nightcrawler spot on this poster - just sayin....
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12:25PM on 03/10/2016
The case of Mystique is particularly odd. You would think replacing a supermodel with an Oscar winning actress would be a huge upgrade but it's been the complete opposite! While we never saw anyone other than Mystique while Rebbecca Romjin was playing the part, we are now never allowed to forget that it is Jennifer Lawrence we're looking at. For a character that is supposed to be a chameleon, it's a huge issue.
The case of Mystique is particularly odd. You would think replacing a supermodel with an Oscar winning actress would be a huge upgrade but it's been the complete opposite! While we never saw anyone other than Mystique while Rebbecca Romjin was playing the part, we are now never allowed to forget that it is Jennifer Lawrence we're looking at. For a character that is supposed to be a chameleon, it's a huge issue.
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12:16PM on 03/10/2016
What a joke the marketing for this film has been. The X-Men films have been a staple for Fox for almost two decades and they give us this stuff?. Apocalypse is literally the most interesting character from the X-universe and they could have had so much fun doing historical events where he could be directly involved and they missed their chance. Abysmal Fox, just Abysmal.
What a joke the marketing for this film has been. The X-Men films have been a staple for Fox for almost two decades and they give us this stuff?. Apocalypse is literally the most interesting character from the X-universe and they could have had so much fun doing historical events where he could be directly involved and they missed their chance. Abysmal Fox, just Abysmal.
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12:04PM on 03/10/2016

Ugh, the costumes...

These are the weakest X-Men costumes yet, seems like they put all the afford in the horsemen.
The X-Men franchise really has a long history of weak posters, but gladly most of the movies turn out fine to great (1, 2 ,First Class & DOFP)...
These are the weakest X-Men costumes yet, seems like they put all the afford in the horsemen.
The X-Men franchise really has a long history of weak posters, but gladly most of the movies turn out fine to great (1, 2 ,First Class & DOFP)...
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12:02PM on 03/10/2016
No way anyone can take Beast seriously in that pose. I didn't mind the villain poster, but they really slacked off with this one
No way anyone can take Beast seriously in that pose. I didn't mind the villain poster, but they really slacked off with this one
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12:53PM on 03/10/2016
haha, I didn't even notice Beast first time I looked at it. Jennifer Lawrence took up too much of my attention.

He just looks like he was standing in costume in front of the camera and the photographer said "ok, Nick, just look really scary" and that was the first pose he made.
haha, I didn't even notice Beast first time I looked at it. Jennifer Lawrence took up too much of my attention.

He just looks like he was standing in costume in front of the camera and the photographer said "ok, Nick, just look really scary" and that was the first pose he made.
4:02AM on 03/11/2016
Looks like a 1940s Wolfman pose to me.
Looks like a 1940s Wolfman pose to me.
11:47AM on 03/10/2016
Looks like a badly photoshopped poster you find on the covers of bootleg DVDs
Looks like a badly photoshopped poster you find on the covers of bootleg DVDs
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11:44AM on 03/10/2016
Shouldn't Lawrence be in Mystique mode, and not human mode?
Shouldn't Lawrence be in Mystique mode, and not human mode?
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12:01PM on 03/10/2016
Gasp! How dare you suggest they not use Jennifer Lawrence's face as much as possible? You're right, dude. It's a little annoying how much they're milking her involvement with this. "That's why I'm here... to fight." - ok, Katniss, we get it.
Gasp! How dare you suggest they not use Jennifer Lawrence's face as much as possible? You're right, dude. It's a little annoying how much they're milking her involvement with this. "That's why I'm here... to fight." - ok, Katniss, we get it.
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