Check This Out: Sony's Poster for Harold Ramis' Year One
by Alex Billington
March 11, 2009
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 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.
Reader Feedback - 24 Comments
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
yeah this is bad! the colors, the text, hell even the actors seem out of place
bltzie on Mar 11, 2009
When I first heard the title Year one, I thought it was a about going to college. o_O
Daniel on Mar 11, 2009
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
Super...bad! Hopefully, next time I come across this, I'll be holding a grocery bag full of tomatoes.
WhatISmynameanyway? on Mar 11, 2009
i think you morons are missing the point........it's supposed to be bad
bart on Mar 11, 2009
Jack Black looks like he step right out his orange county role...imo
JNYCE on Mar 11, 2009
stepped* damn lack of edit button
JNYCE on Mar 11, 2009
If you think about it, all of the films Ramis has directed have lousy, uninspired posters.
Mike on Mar 11, 2009
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
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
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
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
@6 - well then it's done it's job, it looks downright terrible
Kail on Mar 11, 2009
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
This just keeps getting worse and worse.
Ryan on Mar 11, 2009
I have no enthusiasm for this film
Ajax on Mar 11, 2009
I think this is the most disappointed i've been by a poster.....
Jesse Gouldsbury on Mar 11, 2009
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
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
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
it looks like one of those sad and shitty disater/epic/ movie posters 🙁
evilnik on Mar 11, 2009
The Big Momma's House font doesn't help this shit-looking movie.
avoidz on Mar 12, 2009
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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