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Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight poster is a Photoshop disaster

06.19.2014

Woody Allen movies typically do not need much in the form of advertising to make them popular as the renowned filmmaker has built in fans through his half century career in the movies. His recent successes with movies like BLUE JASMINE and MIDNIGHT IN PARIS have been interspersed with less successful movies like TO ROME WITH LOVE and YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER. His latest film, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, looks to be one of those lesser films.

Despite an all-star cast that includes Emma Stone and Colin Firth and a fairly cute trailer, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is bound to be a weak entry for Allen. Like the odd numbered STAR TREK movies, Woody Allen's acclaimed films are often followed up by fluffy pictures that aren't taken seriously. To boot, the newly released poster for MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT shows how little effort is being put into marketing the film.

It has been a long time since we have seen a truly abysmal Photoshop disaster on a movie poster, but this may take the cake. The simply awful off-white background, the barely visible credits and title, and the blurry background alone would have been bad. But, Emma Stone and Colin Firth look like composites from multiple images. Emma's arms look wrong for her body and you can tell Firth wasn't wearing that cap in the original photo. And, apparently, someone felt his eyes needed to be shifted to the side and his mouth slightly agape. For what reason, I have no idea.

This is simply a terrible poster that will likely be mocked on multiple movie sites today, and with good reason. Hopefully the movie isn't as bad as this when it opens on July 25th.

Source: MovieFone

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9:41AM on 06/20/2014
She looks more like Michelle Monaghan in that poster than Emma Stone lol
She looks more like Michelle Monaghan in that poster than Emma Stone lol
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11:56PM on 06/19/2014
Not to mention both actors are clearly lit from different angles (Emma from her left, and Colin from behind and to his right).
Not to mention both actors are clearly lit from different angles (Emma from her left, and Colin from behind and to his right).
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9:07PM on 06/19/2014
It's a shame the poster sucks, because the film actually looks quite pleasant. And that's not something I often say about a Woody Allen film.
It's a shame the poster sucks, because the film actually looks quite pleasant. And that's not something I often say about a Woody Allen film.
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8:30PM on 06/19/2014
"And then...they just dropped me from the top of that clocktower! Neck snapped and everything!" "Uh huh."
"And then...they just dropped me from the top of that clocktower! Neck snapped and everything!" "Uh huh."
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7:50PM on 06/19/2014
Too much photoshop!
Too much photoshop!
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6:13PM on 06/19/2014

Notice?

Anyone notice the line going down Emma Stone that follows the border???
Anyone notice the line going down Emma Stone that follows the border???
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6:18PM on 06/19/2014
Maybe it's a hint that she turns out to be a ghost
Maybe it's a hint that she turns out to be a ghost
6:09PM on 06/19/2014
Alex, you captured my opinion on Allen perfectly. In recent years, every great film he directed was followed by a mediocre film, and then the cycle would continue. This looks to be another mediocre year.
Alex, you captured my opinion on Allen perfectly. In recent years, every great film he directed was followed by a mediocre film, and then the cycle would continue. This looks to be another mediocre year.
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5:50PM on 06/19/2014
What is Colin Firth supposed to be looking at?
What is Colin Firth supposed to be looking at?
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3:02PM on 06/19/2014
Movie looks terrific, this poster unfortunately does not. And people think this poster is justifiable enough to promote the film with. Ridiculous.
Movie looks terrific, this poster unfortunately does not. And people think this poster is justifiable enough to promote the film with. Ridiculous.
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