Movie Poster ripoff's - X-Men & The One

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  1. Moe Maishlish

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    So, I'm driving home last night, and out of the corner of my eye I notice that a movie poster is displayed in one of the TTC bus stops.
    Automatically, I think "Why is there still a poster up for the X-Men movie?", but then it hits me - this is a movie poster for Jet Li's upcoming filme The One.
    Check it out:
    The One
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    X-Men
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    Granted, the X-Men poster I remember from the theatrical release was zoomed-out a bit, so you could see more of the circular "X" (I just did a cursory search).
    The shodowy figures centered within the separated logo... the colors, the backlighting, the fonts...
    Anyone else thinking rip-off?
    Moe.
    [Edited last by Moe Maishlish on October 31, 2001 at 10:02 AM]
    [Edited last by Moe Maishlish on October 31, 2001 at 10:22 AM]
     
  2. Guy Martin

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    Perhaps. Or perhaps the same artist designed both posters. Certainly very similar.
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  3. ChristopherS

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    Every time I see a commercial for this movie I think of The Matrix.
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  4. Jeff Adams

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    Very much a rip off. But I don't care. The movie looks bad ass!
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  5. Rob_C

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    Nah, the movie to me just looks bad.
     
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  7. Jeffrey Noel

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    Definitely looks like a rip-off!
    Personally, I think The One looks absolutely horrible. I mean, how in the hell can you beat a "guy" who can bend reality, slow time, and defy gravity? Damn, Superman couldn't even do that. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Yes he could, at least in the movies. [​IMG]
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    Deviating from the poster topic, but I'm a sucker for the reality-manipulation movies. It stems from my affinity for the RPG Mage: The Ascension. The Matrix and Dark City immediately come to mind...ah, I'll be going to see The One. [​IMG]
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    Maybe they are trying to target the same audience who saw X-Men? By having similar posters maybe some kid will see it and think "Must...see...the...one...x-men...was...cool.."
    Not so suttle subliminal marketing?
    [Edited last by Shawn C on November 01, 2001 at 12:39 PM]
     
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    Reality limits him; his magick is vulgar and causes a feedback effect on him.
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