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30 Terrible 2010 Movie Posters


The Terrible: Cher and Christina Aguilera wrestle for poster space. Can Cher really still claim to be a ‘legend’?

Worst Detail: With that horrible, unflattering white-out, the poster designers attempt to make Cher less creepy – but she ends up looking like a drag version of the Scream mask.

Next: When In Rome [page-break]

When In Rome

The Terrible: Kristen Bell looks just as uncomfortable to be on this poster as we are looking at it.

Worst Detail: Horrible custard colouring, a weird aura glow around Bell, and a ridiculous car stuffed with the rest of the films 'stars'. Épouvantable .

Next: Paper Man [page-break]

Paper Man

The Terrible: Two characters from the film shoved together on the same one-sheet. With no flow or poetry. Eye-catching pants, though, Ryan.

Worst Detail: Daniels is wrapped up for winter while Reynolds stands in the dazzling sunlight. Pick a season and stick with it, people.

Next: Salt [page-break]


The Terrible: Yes, it made the cover of our brilliant re-design issue, but it’s still a crummy image.

Worst Detail: Angelina Jolie no longer looks like Angelina Jolie. You can almost see the photoshop brush strokes.

Next: Daybreakers [page-break]


The Terrible: Clearly attempting to ride the True Blood bandwagon, the marketing people for Daybreakers get punny with it, turning a blood type into a catch phrase. It sucks.

Worst Detail: We know the film’s meant to be scary, but seriously - what’s wrong with that model’s face?

Next: Alice In Wonderland [page-break]

Alice In Wonderland

The Terrible: Matt Lucas gets cloned as Humpty Dumpty, sorry, TweedleDee and TweedleDum. He looks like Uncle Fester gone wrong.

Worst Detail: He may be wearing typical Tim Burton stripes, but that doesn’t stop Lucas looking like a CG abomination. We’d rather shove on Little Britain.

Next: The Back-Up Plan [page-break]

The Back-Up Plan

The Terrible: Terrible movie, terrible poster. JLo’s comeback is a horrible piece of crap right the way down to its marketing.

Worst Detail:
Just because you cover Alex’s face, JLo, it doesn’t mean he won’t realise he’s in a horrible romcom with you. Just look at his strained smile. He blatantly despises you.

Next: Iron Man 2 [page-break]

Iron Man 2

The Terrible: Gwynie stands enigmatically with Stark Industries in the background. Photoshopped in, of course.

Worst Detail: Lollipop head! Gwynie clearly hadn’t eaten much that day – her entire body has wasted away to practically nothing. Get this woman a cheeseburger, pronto.

Next: Sex And The City 2 [page-break]

Sex And The City 2

The Terrible: A gawdy mess, just like the movie. Why is SJP wearing horse reins for shoes?

Worst Detail: The entire thing is just atrocious, we can’t single out anything in particular that doesn’t offend us anymore than anything else. The glitter dandruff comes close, though.

Next: Knight And Day [page-break]

Knight And Day

The Terrible: Blatant attempt to make Tom Cruise look taller than Diaz. Look how much straighter his back is than hers.

Worst Detail: Cameron Diaz’s head has been superglued onto somebody else’s body!

Next: Clash Of The Titans [page-break]

Clash Of The Titans

The Terrible: Goes for moody, ends up muddy. War cries are so last century.

Worst Detail: Why is Sam Worthington holding a picture of Medusa? Oh, that’s the special effects? We’ll pipe down now.

Next: Bounty Hunter [page-break]

Bounty Hunter

The Terrible: Photoshop goes crazy – they don’t even pretend that Butler and Aniston were in the same room for this pose.

Worst Detail: Just where is midget Butler sitting? It looks like he’s resting on Aniston’s plump derrière, but surely she wouldn’t look that comfortable if he was?

Next: Vampires Suck [page-break]

Vampires Suck

The Terrible: This movie just refuses to die! And it’s awfulness extends to its artwork, a lame rip-off of New Moon ’s promotional material.

Worst Detail: The god-awful mini-snaps of Lady Gaga, Buffy and the ‘Black-Eyed Peas’. You think that’s going to entice us into theatres?

Next: Extraordinary Measures [page-break]

Extraordinary Measures

The Terrible: Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford descend into movie hell – they can’t even look at each other, they’re so disappointed in themselves.

Worst Detail: Lazy craftsmanship – that body blur is just plain odd.

Next: Gulliver's Travels [page-break]

Gulliver’s Travels

The Terrible: Photographer: “Here, Jack, stand in front of this green screen, lean on this green box and smile like a nerdy.” Jack: “Okay.”

Worst Detail: A horrible recreation of a miniature city, with kid-baiting bits cynically added in – want Transformers in Gulliver’s Travels? You got em!

Next: I Love You Phillip Morris [page-break]

I Love You Phillip Morris

The Terrible: It goes for fresh lemony goodness, but gets mouldy left-over lime. Bad fruit bowl.

Worst Detail:
Just ‘cos you took a still from the film, stripped it of context and gave it a coloured blush, it doesn’t mean you’ve got a good poster on your hands. Boring.

Next: Afterlife [page-break]


The Terrible: All of it. From the dreadful photoshopping to the general composition. Look how peeved Ricci is with it all.

Worst Detail: Er, what’s happened to Liam Neeson’s face? He looks like a weird fox monster.

Next: The Expendables [page-break]

The Expendables

The Terrible: Was this before Mickey Rourke headed off to the surgeon for his latest nip and tuck? Or is that fire so hot it’s started to melt him?

Worst Detail: Wait, he’s blatantly not even there is he? That’s just an Iron Man 2 still pasted onto some cowboy’s body. Lame.

Next: Saw 3D [page-break]

Saw 3D

The Terrible: Brings a whole new meaning to ‘milky eye’.

Worst Detail: We just don’t get this one. Sure, the manipulation on the eyeball fluid is fun, but it just looks like a very odd Japanese advert for soya-free goods.

Next: Knight And Day... Again [page-break]

Knight And Day… Again

The Terrible: Seriously, how many terrible posters can one film have? No wonder nobody went to this piece of rubbish.

Worst Detail: A recreation of the film’s only half-decent scene, but horribly airbrushed. Badness.

Next: The Last Airbender [page-break]

The Last Airbender

The Terrible: The worst movie of the year gets a poster that appears to have somehow melded a movie image with a road traffic sign.

Worst Detail: He’s concentrating so hard because he’s brewing a big one. That’s our professional anaylsis.

Next: My Girlfriend's Boyfriend [page-break]

My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend

The Terrible: Has anybody even heard of this film? Judging by the poster, nobody was expected to.

Worst Detail: It reeks of made-by-crummy-TV-talent, from that cast, to the desperate addition of has-beens Carol Kane and Beau Bridges. Amateur.

Next: Takers [page-break]


The Terrible: Clearly this cast just couldn’t bear to be in the same room again to pose for a poster, which accounts for all the terrible photoshopping.

Worst Detail: Hayden Christensen, as usual. Was that a last-minute shot taken from his webcam and then just pasted onto the poster? Looks like it.

Next: Yogi Bear [page-break]

Yogi Bear

The Terrible: It’s from the Yogi Bear movie, of course it’s terrible.

Worst Detail: Did they really mean to do that? ‘Good things come in bears,' with a distinctly suggestive image of very happy looking Yogi and Boo-Boo? They must have. In which case it's genius. But still terrible.

Next: And Then Came Love [page-break]

And Then Came Love

The Terrible: Vanessa Williams finds love – problem is, the chap’s only the size of a test tube. Ah, well, what in life is perfect, eh?

Worst Detail: Is this a remake of the 50 Foot Woman? That’s what the poster’s telling us.

Next: Just Wright [page-break]

Just Wright

The Terrible: Just wrong. Common wrestles Queen Latifah for a basketball. Is that meant to signify something?

Worst Detail: Why is Latifah smiling so much? Something tells us there's something else afoot here…

Next: Dinner For Schmucks [page-break]

Dinner For Schmucks

The Terrible: Steve Carell and Paul Rudd seem to have been messing with the super glue, meaning the poster for their movie warranted them being scarily up close and personal.

Worst Detail: Carell’s teeth! They’re blinding! And so big! They’re going to put our eyes out! Too late…

Next: The King's Speech [page-break]

The King’s Speech

The Terrible: Gah, more photoshopping maladies. Whoever birthed this botched disaster hasn’t a clue about shading or positioning. A shame, we hear the film’s alright.

Worst Detail:
What's with all the raised eyebrows?

Next: Dream Boy [page-break]

Dream Boy

The Terrible: Yeah, yeah, we get the title’s insinuating a dreamy landscape and all that, but this is just horrible.

Worst Detail: The blue sky background is completely Sesame Street, and has nothing to do with the film whatsoever. At least that Berlinale logo is nice and big.

Next: Boogie Woogie [page-break]

Boogie Woogie

The Terrible: Colour schemes gone mad, as this poster aims for a simple, elegant look. Fails spectacularly.

Worst Detail: That naked woman appears to have just survived an encounter with Goldfinger...