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

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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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Reader Feedback - 24 Comments

1

Wow! that's a pretty bad poster! It's really bland and uncreative. Still have hopes for the movie though 😀

Cazzman on Mar 11, 2009

2

yeah this is bad! the colors, the text, hell even the actors seem out of place

bltzie on Mar 11, 2009

3

When I first heard the title Year one, I thought it was a about going to college. o_O

Daniel on Mar 11, 2009

4

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

-Peter- on Mar 11, 2009

5

Super...bad! Hopefully, next time I come across this, I'll be holding a grocery bag full of tomatoes.

WhatISmynameanyway? on Mar 11, 2009

6

i think you morons are missing the point........it's supposed to be bad

bart on Mar 11, 2009

7

Jack Black looks like he step right out his orange county role...imo

JNYCE on Mar 11, 2009

8

stepped* damn lack of edit button

JNYCE on Mar 11, 2009

9

If you think about it, all of the films Ramis has directed have lousy, uninspired posters.

Mike on Mar 11, 2009

10

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)

cracker on Mar 11, 2009

11

If you put some thick framed glasses on Michael Cera, he'd look like Dana Carvey in Wayne's World.

melvis316 on Mar 11, 2009

12

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.

dave13 on Mar 11, 2009

13

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.

Craig on Mar 11, 2009

14

@6 - well then it's done it's job, it looks downright terrible

Kail on Mar 11, 2009

15

OHH GOD NOO! Why did it have to be big red blocky font?! Take a look at this link http://jtylerhelms.com/2007/08/red-is-not-funny.html hahahaha.

rblitz7 on Mar 11, 2009

16

This just keeps getting worse and worse.

Ryan on Mar 11, 2009

17

I have no enthusiasm for this film

Ajax on Mar 11, 2009

18

I think this is the most disappointed i've been by a poster.....

Jesse Gouldsbury on Mar 11, 2009

19

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.

Jamie on Mar 11, 2009

20

Wow... that poster absolutely kills any spark of interest I'd have. It also smacks of those Scary Movie spinoffs. UGH.

DK on Mar 11, 2009

21

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.

adam on Mar 11, 2009

22

it looks like one of those sad and shitty disater/epic/ movie posters 🙁

evilnik on Mar 11, 2009

23

The Big Momma's House font doesn't help this shit-looking movie.

avoidz on Mar 12, 2009

24

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.

Da Man on Mar 15, 2009

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