Check This Out: Sony's Poster for Harold Ramis' Year One

March 11, 2009

Check This Out: Sony's Poster for Harold Ramis' Year One

Meet your ancestors… Sony has unveiled the official poster for Year One, the upcoming biblical comedy from director Harold Ramis. It's designed to look a lot like the Superbad poster (also a Sony release), but instead, it has Jack Black and Michael Cera with long hair and dressed in animal skins. While I didn't think any of the TV spots shown during the Super Bowl were particularly very funny, I'm still holding out hope for this in the end. I've got a lot of faith in Harold Ramis. Plus, I'd love to see Black and Cera act like fools in ancient times and laugh my ass off at their shenanigans. But will this poster actually sell audiences?

Year One Poster

When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers named Zed and Oh (played by Jack Black and Michael Cera) are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.

Year One is directed by comedy mastermind Harold Ramis, who played Egon in Ghostbusters and both wrote and directed comedy classics like Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Multiplicity, Analyze This, and The Ice Harvest. The screenplay was co-written by Ramis as well as "The Office" writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. Sony Pictures is bringing Year One to theaters everywhere on June 19th this summer.

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  • Cazzman
    Wow! that's a pretty bad poster! It's really bland and uncreative. Still have hopes for the movie though 😀
  • bltzie
    yeah this is bad! the colors, the text, hell even the actors seem out of place
  • Daniel
    When I first heard the title Year one, I thought it was a about going to college. o_O
  • -Peter-
    that's a pretty sucky poster... the footage shown so far is pretty lame as well.. I still think this could be funny, but I'm not holding high expectations
  • WhatISmynameanyway?
    Super...bad! Hopefully, next time I come across this, I'll be holding a grocery bag full of tomatoes.
  • bart
    i think you morons are missing the's supposed to be bad
  • Jack Black looks like he step right out his orange county role...imo
  • stepped* damn lack of edit button
  • Mike
    If you think about it, all of the films Ramis has directed have lousy, uninspired posters.
  • cracker
    Biggest design flaw among comedy movie posters: always using big blocky red type against a blue background. Very corny. This might as well be a new Eddie Murphy film. This is definitely a let down based on the more recent upgrade towards smarter comedic movie branding (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up, Superbad, Role Models)
  • If you put some thick framed glasses on Michael Cera, he'd look like Dana Carvey in Wayne's World.
  • dave13
    lame poster. and the movie doesn't look that great. I think the only thing that will save this film at all is Jack Black.
  • Agree with Dave, lame poster but what do you expect from this. Need to see more trailers but has potential, you know you are getting same role out of Cera and over acting out of Black, could be enough for entertainment.
  • Kail
    @6 - well then it's done it's job, it looks downright terrible
  • rblitz7
    OHH GOD NOO! Why did it have to be big red blocky font?! Take a look at this link hahahaha.
  • This just keeps getting worse and worse.
  • Ajax
    I have no enthusiasm for this film
  • Jesse Gouldsbury
    I think this is the most disappointed i've been by a poster.....
  • Jamie
    Is this truly a poster. Even the straight to dvd Van Damme movies and Steven Seagal movies look better. What The?. Though I have to admit the trailers I have seen for this look funny.
  • DK
    Wow... that poster absolutely kills any spark of interest I'd have. It also smacks of those Scary Movie spinoffs. UGH.
  • Why is this poster so crap? Whats with The bold red title like EVERY crap comedy. Why don't they just employ someone who is moderately GOOD to make the poster.
  • it looks like one of those sad and shitty disater/epic/ movie posters :(
  • avoidz
    The Big Momma's House font doesn't help this shit-looking movie.
  • Da Man
    I agree about the red lettering but I'm pretty sure the poster's supposed to look suck. Also I'd like to ask why everybody thinks Superbad was so freakin' good? I love Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow and that whole Freaks & Geeks group of comedians but I just didn't think Superbad was that funny. It was good, but Knocked Up was funnier. So was the 40 year-old virgin or Forgetting Sarah Marshall. In my opinion Superbad was the least funny.




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