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The Least Enticing Movie Poster Of All Time: Gun

By Gabe Delahaye / April 20, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Really? Really, Gun poster? A movie starring 50 Cent and Val Kilmer called Gun already sounds bad enough, but this poster is ridiculous. Bad movie name. Bad publicity photo. Bad marketing tagline. I’m not saying it’s the worst movie poster of all time. It’s not as bad as Takers, or Legion. But it’s definitely the least appealing. Who would ever want to see this movie based on this poster? Even 50 Cent fans are like, “you are crazy in the medical way for this one, 50.” At first glance I’m just assuming a high schooler with MS Paint made this. Otherwise what was the process in the design?

Movie Poster Executive 1: We’re gonna get 50 Cent and Val Kilmer, wearing puffy vests and berets watchcaps, each holding a gun across their chest.
Movie Poster Executive 2: Don’t you think that might be a little TOO on the nose?
Movie Poster Executive 1: I don’t know what that common expression means, because I’m an idiot, but I think what you’re trying to say is they should have two guns, one in each hand.
Movie Poster Executive 2: That’s not what I meant, but more importantly, are you at all worried that having them hold two guns, for a total of four guns, would conflict with the movie’s tagline, which is “One Gun. Many Lives Lost”?
Movie Poster Executive 1: I’m glad you asked. Nope.
Movie Poster Executive 2: Oh, Val Kilmer just called, he’s busy.
Movie Poster Executive 1: No problem, we’ll use 50 Cent by himself, but definitely get the puffy vest and the beret watchcap, watchcaps are the most exciting caps, and of course, on your suggestion, two guns. Make them different sizes! And pass the cocaine.
Movie Poster Executive 2: My professionalism demands that I point out that two guns is still twice as many guns as mentioned in the impossibly uncatchy tagline.
Movie Poster Executive 1: Did I ask you to argue with me, Gary, or did I ask you to pass the cocaine? I don’t have all the past three-and-a-half minutes to work on this.

Is anyone else getting a busy signal when they call their local Fandango? Weird. I guess I’ll just go spend the night in line with the rest of America. (Via RapRadar via Vulture. Click through to enlarge.)