Honest Movie Posters

Honest Movie Posters

Updated Mar 18, 2014 at 10:08PM EDT by Brad.

Added Jan 21, 2014 at 03:25PM EST by Molly Horan.

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About

Honest Movie Posters are a series of parody advertisements created by replacing the title and sometimes tagline of a movie with a satirical commentary.

Origin

On March 23rd, 2011, Cracked[1] posted an image gallery titled, “If Movie Posters Were Honest.” The post featured Photoshopped parodies of posters for popular films, such as Jurassic Park, The Never Ending Story and Tron, many with their titles altered to highlight certain criticisms or disappointments surroudning the films, similar to the What I Watched, What I Expected, What I Got image macro series, while others had custom taglines poking fun at their premises in a nutshell. As of January 2014, the post has gained over 2.4 million views.



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On February 24th, 2012, College Humor[2] posted a gallery titled “Honest Movie Titles: Oscars 2012”, featuring honest movie posters for the Oscar nominees. In June 2012, humor site TheFW[8] published a post titled “9 ‘Honest’ Disney Movies”, highlighting a series of honest movie posters of classic Disney animated films.



On December 23rd, 2013, fandom site Hypable[9] presented its own collection of honest movie posters titled “If Our Favorite Movies From 2013 Had Honest Posters.” On January 10th, 2013, College Humor gave the Oscar nominated-films[3] the honest movie poster treatment, and again for the 2014 nominees on January 14th, 2014.[4] The 2014 Oscars-edition were covered by multiple websites such as Business Insider,[5] The Huffington Post,[6] and The Mary Sue.[7]

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