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Based on the Movie Posters Alone, Which of these 10 Movies Are You Most Compelled to See?

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | March 7, 2013 | Comments ()


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  • The movies are now mainly shot for Teenagers.

  • I liked " The Oblivion" I advise everyone to see it.

  • The Conjuring/ Or maybe I'm mistaken and this will turn out to be just TRESH?

  • everyone above 18 should watch MOVIE43 and GOD BLESS AMERICA. It is side splitting!

  • Strand

    That Left Behind poster is a work of art. So THAT'S what Chad Michael Murray has been up to!

  • Pam_L

    The Call, Dead Man Down, The Conjuring, What Maisie Knew, Olympus Has Fallen.

  • Mr. E

    50% of them look like a movie I would see, the other 50% I would avoid like the plague you couldn't pay me to watch

  • 1.No.
    2.No.
    3.No.
    4.No.
    5.YES.
    6.No.
    7.No.
    8.No.
    9.No.
    10.No

  • Alan Bryan

    NOT OF ONE THESE WOULD I ENTER A DARKENED THEATER TO WATCH. I will probably see Hangover 3 on cable someday; same with the Call. The other 8 Posters bore me to death.

  • rickster

    "Olympus Has Fallen." Helicopters, explosions, executive privilege... all hallmarks of the Great American Movie.

  • I might rent Part III. The others hold no interest for me at all.

  • JB

    Olympus, thriller with modern plausibility.

  • Freeholder1776

    Olympus Has Fallen and right now I'm thinking it can't happen soon enough.

  • left behind again?? They did that once already. Does not look like anything from the book. Maybe. Olympus, definitely. The rest: no way!

  • ironhawse

    Based on the question, The Call will be the one i will be compelled to see

  • ARIS

    I love how the 5th poster say Morgan and Freeman. I would go see the 5th one and the 8th one.

  • bob3443

    I'd see Olympus---especially if Obama is the focal point of the White House as we see it in the 'poster'.

  • Alice Stanescu

    I'd really like to see "Stories we tell",because of the Academy award nominated director and "What Maisie knew",because it's based on a novel by Henry James and because I like Julianne Moore's style (and also to find out WHAT REALLY MAISIE KNEW,right !!?) (Alice,Romania,38)

  • Jay

    Based on these posters, I would see none of these movies. The posters say "these are typical low grade offerings trying to make it on hype." Movies I see have posters, previews, etc, which say:"this is great, and you'll be sorry if you miss it." None of the above says that to me.

  • carol

    The Call; Stories We Tell; The Conjuring; What Maisie Knew; Dead Man Down.

  • Paula Mazar Deemer

    Dead man down and Olympus has fallen

  • Luis Israel Perez Solis

    Olympus has fallen and Hangover 3 look interesting... Probably due to the explosions in their posters

  • Paul Julian

    I would happily see none of those films based on those posters. But then most film posters are rubbish, or only good in retrospect.

  • sonnyliston

    none. zero. nadda. Can't have a creature feature with scantily clad females running around? Oh! We do. It's TV.

  • Hans-Werner Brussig

    for newrotic nervouse mentally unrellaxed incompetent people, with no interest in higher works of true art quality - taking for granded to manipulate the consumers with stupid indoctrinations with ansensitive behaveorpatterns - to hold them in generally down level. Stupidholdingindustry ...

  • Maybe "Stories We Tell"... Was thinking about "What Maisie Knew" but who needs another "parents divorce and this is about the kid" movie (Kramer vs Kramer was enough). The rest of them you can trash.

  • ВАСИЛЬ ДОБРИ

    В каждом фольме есть свои достоинства возвышенных чувств и мыслей, где
    актеры и продюсеры вкладывают свое дарование и величие таланта, что
    приятно созерцать, и , чему каждый зритель склонен разделить чувства
    радости его творцов, равно как и с горечью видеть слабости минутных
    разочарований за ущербности некоторых сцен и сюжета.

  • Sweettoothtoo

    Dead Man Down

  • E-money

    Okay wait. Is The Conjuring an Are You Afraid of the Dark movie. It looks like it. I'm super into that idea. Otherwise no to all.

  • AshBookworm

    'What Maisie Knew'. It doesn't give anything away except that Maisie is probably the child and seems creepy and mysterious.

  • malechai

    Did not need to look past the header pic.

  • Ludo_88

    the most - spring breakers
    the least - the call / olympus

  • Haystacks

    None of Them

  • Bowski

    Am I the only one who's gonna see Spring Breakers BECAUSE it's by Harmony Korine? I like his films. The girls and Franco are just a bonus.

  • csb

    None of the above.

  • DataAngel

    Am I the only person who gets totally turned off by posters that proclaim a movie is "riveting" and "genius" and "a triumph" and "life-affirming"? They basically state "this is an arty movie that everyone will want to claim to have seen but no one will actually watch because it's arty as sh-t. So buy the poster and maybe the soundtrack and read the summary on Wikipedia so you can seem like you're all indie and hipster and cool."

    At least the "Spring Breakers" poster is honest -- "hey, guys, hot young-but-legal chicks in bikinis! Lower your expectations! No, LOWER!"

  • If I saw a poster for an indie film that actually said 'This movie is artsy as shit' I might actually consider watching it.

  • DataAngel

    I think I would too. Points for honesty.

  • $27019454

    The one with Sarah Polley's name on it and the one with Colin Farrell's totally bitchen, come-and-get-me-you-bad-beautiful-motherfucker profile. Those two.

  • yocean

    Stories we tell, What Maisie Knew and....if it's true to the poster: Hang Over III ( and I guess I have to admit I am a pervert for I probably will watch Spring Breakers...sigh)

  • liz

    Dammit, I was duped, thinking there was a movie of just Skarsgard showing off his arms and looking nice. DAMN YOU!

  • dizzylucy

    I'd go see it. Maybe even twice.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Dead Man Down and The Summoning ('cause of Lili Taylor). The others are meh.

    Have some empathy for poor Nick Cage. Someone left him standing all alone in the wasteland that is his career.

  • What is it with Nic Cage and crashed airliners?

  • Lovezoid
  • seth

    Zero's a percent.

  • Robert

    I'm a big Henry James fan, so I guess I'm Team What Maisie Knew. Great image on the poster, as well.

  • 'Dead Man Down' and/or 'Olympus Has Fallen.' You'd have to pay me to go see 'Hunky Dory' and even then I'd have to also be higher than anyone has ever been in the history of drug abuse.

  • Frank Berrodin

    Left Behind only in hopes of an awful Nic Cage movie. On another note, what the hell are you doing Aaron Eckhart? Stop being in shitty movies.

  • Lindsey Gregory

    None of them. I would rather binge-Netflix old episodes of 30 Rock and Parks & Rec.

  • Maybe its the lack of caffeine in my system but I swear I had to scroll back and forth trying to figure out who was even in these stupid posters. Some strange editing is going on when Gerard Butler and Noomi Rapace don't look enough like themselves for me to recognize them on a poster for a movie they're in.

    Also, the only one I would like to see is Hunky Dory, but that's because I saw Minnie Driver on Graham Norton promoting it, not because of anything that silly poster does.

    The only good looking poster of the bunch is Stories We Tell.

  • Fuck that stupid fucking Hangover takeoff on the Deathly Hallows Part II poster. Seriously, this just indicates what's fucking wrong with that goddamned franchise; as you focus on the two most exploitable "tag line friendly" characters in a parody of a much better film. Fuck this fucking fuck fuck fuckity fuck fuck!

    I'm sorry for the sloppy thought and usage of foul language but if The Hangover thinks it can coast on that conceit alone, then so can I. Also, no one touches my fandom like that and gets away with it. Chris Hansen's going to be on your ass, Hangover. You just done molested the wrong fandom!

    Shit, and I thought the coffee would make me more civilized. Still, fuck The Hangover.

  • yocean

    Ohhhhhh. Was too sleep-deprived to realize that. Thanks. Ok now I take back my vote for that poster. Fuck you Hangover.

  • ,

    Wow, two Pajibans have exactly the same thought at the same time. And we like to pretend we're independent thinkers. It's all group think around here, everybody spouting the same opinions no matter how many times they've been expressed ...

    Except Pookie. That motherfucker* is an O-riginal.

    *--I mistakenly inserted an extra R in there and my spellcheck flagged it. I like a spellcheck that knows how to correctly spell "motherfucker."

  • Actually, you probably read my previous posting under my real name. I deleted it because "Doctor Controversy" is how people know me here. Michael Reyes looks like a n00b, but Doctor Controversy has a past.

  • Guest

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  • Tinkerville

    Are we witnessing a Jekyll and Hyde-style nervous breakdown right now?

  • $27019454

    Oh Goody!

  • Irina

    I have a girl-crush on Noomi Rapace and a crush-crush on Colin Farrell so I'm totally gonna out and see Dead Man Down and have my own Anna Kendricks moment.

  • Guest

    Fuck that stupid fucking Hangover takeoff on the Deathly Hallows Part II poster. Seriously, this just indicates what's fucking wrong with that goddamned franchise; as you focus on the two most exploitable "tag line friendly" characters in a parody of a much better film. Fuck this fucking fuck fuck fuckity fuck fuck!

    I'm sorry for the sloppy thought and usage of foul language but if The Hangover thinks it can coast on that conceit alone, then so can I. Also, no one touches my fandom like that and gets away with it. Chris Hansen's going to be on your ass, Hangover. You just done molested the wrong fandom!
    Shit, and I thought the coffee would make me more civilized. Still, fuck The Hangover.

  • ,

    Also, is Morgan Freeman the president again? He's like the Grover Cleveland of movie presidents. Sometimes he's president, and sometimes someone else is president, and then Morgan is president again. What's he up to now, his sixth or seventh term? I don't know why people keep electing him, it almost always ensures some disaster is about to befall the world, an asteroid strike or alien invasion or something ... Don't blame me, I vote Libertarian. A Libertarian president, now THERE would be some science fiction.

    Also, I'm guessing they listed the stars' names across the top in alphabetical order, but it annoys the hell out of me that the actors' names are above other actors' faces. Think of the people who have never gone to a movie before and know none of the stars. They'll think Freeman is white.

    Anyway, somebody/something blows up the White House again? Meh, been there, seen that. How come, like, the Administration on Aging building never gets blown up? Actually, there might be a movie in that, the Gray Panthers staging a takeover or something and threatening to bring the thing down. Would be the start of "The Expendables III."

  • Lee

    Methinks they should just merge the Hangover 3 and Olympus has Fallen into one movie called 'Olympus has a Hangover.'

  • Pentadactyl

    None. None of those. Not a single one.

  • Arran

    OBVIOUSLY LEFT BEHIND, HOW IS THIS EVEN A QUESTION

    (But on the real, Stories We Tell is a good poster and looks like a very interesting movie. Dead Man Down is also a pretty good poster, though I still have little interest in the film itself.)

  • ,

    Maybe Maisie, if the poster gave any more than a hopelessly vague idea of what the movie is about.

    I'm surprised "Harmony Korine" doesn't scare off anybody even thinking of seeing "Spring Breakers" -- despite the, y'know, boobs.

  • John G.

    What is "olympus has fallen"?

  • Perro

    sorry, i have to say "spring breakers". i mean, c'mon!

  • Fabius_Maximus

    You're creepy.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Stories We Tell
    What Maisie Knew
    Dead Man Down cause two of my faves right there on the poster.

    Olympus Has Fallen looks embarrassing

    "The Hangover Trilogy" is a phrase that should never have been uttered.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Yes to Maisie, based on poster, and Stories We Tell, based on names on the poster...but what the hell kind of Stephen Segalesque title is "Dead Man Down"?

  • lowercase_ryan

    Fair point, I'm still interested though. I will see pretty much anything with Colin Farrell.

  • Cazadora

    None of them, but I will say that the Hangover poster made me scroll back to actually LOOK at it. And then go WTF? I have to give them a small kudo for at least being the anti poster in terms of conveying any worthwhile information about the movie.

  • jthomas666

    The Call looks like it will set record levels of dumb.

  • ,

    This with "Spring Breakers" up there?

  • jthomas666

    Spring Breakers is a TnA flick. It's SUPPOSED to be dumb. Consider, if you will, that The Call is echoing the tagline from Jaws: The Revenge.

    I rest my case.

  • Smart Alex

    That's cause The Call and Jaws II are both based on the same true story.

  • ShagEaredVillain

    Please please please let "Left Behind" be a reboot of the Kirk Cameron movies based on that horrible religious book series. Please?

  • TrueAmerican

    Yea this nation needs to wake up before it is too late. Glory to THE in the Highest!!! Almighty God bring the judgement down on the evil ones in Washington, DC and especially in the WHITE HOUSE!!!!

  • ShagEaredVillain

    Of course that's where this was heading... Thank you?

  • ShagEaredVillain

    SWEET BUTTERY NIPPLES OF THE VIRGIN MARY!!! IT IS!!!!!!!

  • Kballs

    Wasn't Left Behind that super-religious book series that was turned into a super-religious miniseries starring super-religious actor Kirk Cameron? Are we really doing this again? Well that's just fucking great.

  • And did the bananas go with them?

  • KSPaula

    left behind! all you nic cage haters laugh all you want, but I watch his sh*t whenever, where-ever - ha

  • psemophile

    Spring Breakers. And that Sarah Polley movie.

  • [A]

    I will never ever watch a movie based on the poster alone. Never. If I do, shoot me.

  • Left Behind, because Nicolas Cage.

  • Nicole_OCTV

    I am already excited for the episode of the 'How Did This Get Made' podcast featuring this movie. Left Behind. Nicolas Cage. Ashley Tisdale. Chad Michael Murray. What could possibly go right?

  • Is it an actual movie based on the Left Behind books? That is some serious slumming.

  • I never even heard of these damn books till today. Fer Tutankhamun's sake, Cage, get the fuck out of that!

  • VonnegutSlut

    Wouldn't it be awesome if "Left Behind" was actually some sort of meta movie within a movie that was really about one man's seemingly never ending quest to pay off nearly insurmountable IRS debt by making one shitty movie after another?

  • rickster

    A religious flick? About the Rapture? When only Baptists, Evangelicals, Pentecostals, and some of the other less moderate Protestant faiths, will ascend to heaven, and no one else? (Well, maybe the Quakers, they must be pretty good.) So it's Sci Fi.

  • Lindsey Gregory

    OR, the movie within the movie is about the rapture and how Kirk Cameron, in one fell swoop, disproved evolution by fellating a banana? Anybody??

  • Lee

    This comment made me nearly wet myself laughing!!!

  • Mrcreosote

    I would watch the Hangover III if they just said F it and went full on apocalypse. Same people, but no connection to the other two. Maybe giant spiders and emus.

  • toblerone

    1.No.
    2.No.
    3.No.
    4.No.
    5.YES.
    6.No.
    7.No.
    8.No.
    9.No.
    10.No

  • Meghanf

    Am I the only one who saw the triangular match flame and read it as "The Conjurang"?

  • Javier

    None, really.

    Olympus has fallen has a cool name, and Training Day was good but it just doesn't do it for me.

    maybe Spring Breakers because bikinis...

  • Like, is this really a choice when that poster for Spring Breakers is there?

  • $2786243

    The Conjuring, although the "From the Director of Saw and Insidious" tempers that a bit. Further points deducted if the movie takes the Warrens at all seriously.

  • Inter Milan Kundera

    Spring Breakers, of course

    Although the fact that Chad Michael Murray is in a big-name film is intriguing considering he's mostly done jack shit since OTH.

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