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This Poster Sucks

24/12/2013

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This poster is annoying me quite a bit.  Let me number them for you

  1. They are lying on grass? This is presumably at the funky bones exhibit but they are not in the picture.  There are so many more things that are more important to the story.
  2. Why are they the only two people in the poster?  If you have read the book you will know that this story is as much NOT about Hazel and Augustus as it is about them. It is about Issac, and Hazel and Augustus’s family, and their friends, and their teachers, and just about everybody else they encounter.
  3. The tag line… I just.  NO.  Why is this even associated with this movie?  If it were in my power I would pull the entire movie for the tag line.  It is in poor taste and this move is NOT a love story.  Not even kind of.  The first person who even introduces the concept of love is Issac (not in the poster).  /!\ SPOILER ALERT /!\  Hazel is more concerned with how she will effect those closest to her than having a relationship with anybody.  The story is NOT the love story.  It contains a love story like much of life does but it feels like Hollywood is once again focusing on the love story as if its the only story.

I hope the movie is much better than the poster.  I hope that the first trailer makes all my doubt go away.  I just feel that the tag line is way too glib for the tone of the movie.

/rant off

Thank you for listening to me rant.

Photo credit to IMDB.COM

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