A new poster has been released for The Watchmen, Zak Snyder’s much-anticipated adaptation of the Alan Moore graphic novel. Sure. Good for them. Movies need posters. That’s one of the first rules of movies.
1. Gotta have a poster
2. Cost all the money
And so on. The poster itself features all the Watchmen standing in a rainy street being Watchmen-y. (Boo hoo hoo, I’m The Comedian!) It looks good. It also looks VERY FAMILIAR. I mean, it would be one thing if this was the poster for Rachel Getting Married 2: Full Throttle and not for a blockbuster about superheroes, but since it is for a blockbuster about superheroes, you know, it’s impossible not to think of another movie poster for another blockbuster about superheroes that just happened to do really, really well.
Why so seriously that is the same poster? Let’s put a the same poster on that face! Not that we should be surprised. The next couple of years are going to be one long Dark Knight rip-off party as everyone tries to grab onto those purple velvet coattails. The third rule of movies after “cost all the money” is, of course, “get all the money.”
Besides, whatever, the Dark Knight poster was already totally plagiarizing the poster for The Happening:
There’s no arguing with incredible success and just being the overall best movie ever made. If it ain’t broke, etc. Tiramisu.