Two Hilarious New Observe and Report Posters Hit Hard
by Alex Billington
March 18, 2009
Warner Brothers' edgy new comedy Observe and Report, starring Seth Rogen, just debuted a few days ago at SXSW in Austin. In preperation for its upcoming release in early April, WB has started an extensive nationwide marketing push, focusing on Rogen as a hero "the world needs right now." These two new posters have popped up and can be seen in bus shelter displays nationwide. They're not much of a change from the original poster, but because they work together as a pair and, as you'll see, tell a bit of a funny story, I just had to post them. And if you're looking for some early buzz on this, head over to SlashFilm.
Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt (Seth Rogen) is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective (Ray Liotta) is recruited to close the case.
Observe and Report is both written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Jody Hill, of only The Foot Fist Way previously. This was shot entirely on location at the Winrock Mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Warner Brothers will debut Observe and Report in theaters everywhere on April 10th this spring.
Nice. Very funny.
Trystan on Mar 18, 2009
'Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt' Well he's going to be the flasher as well. Let's just hope the film is funny.
Harv on Mar 18, 2009
Unless these posters are side-by-side, people might think the first one is crudely referencing something else. Y'know... considering Rogen's pedigree here.
Tom Brazelton on Mar 18, 2009
#2 of course this film is going to be funny hav u not seen the trailers u IDIOT!!!
geneguru on Mar 18, 2009
Saw an advanced screening earlier today in Melbourne (Australia). It's not good at all. It is depressingly poor. Couple of laughable moments but Ronnie (Seth Rogen) isn't likable as a character, the supporting actors are very wooden in their performances, the story becomes more and more unrealistic as it progresses and the scenes including Ronnie's mother are farcical. I love toilet humour and I like the majority of films and television series that Seth Rogen appears in, however this is just not as good as I expected. I do like the posters. Simple, yet effective.
Julian on Mar 18, 2009
I like Seth Rogen, but he's getting tiring, and so are these types of movies. This movie looked horrible to begin with.
bourneidentity on Mar 18, 2009
agree with #6
will on Mar 18, 2009
I can't believe how many people are saying this looks like garbage! To each their own, but going by the red band trailer, it looks hilarious in my opinion. #5, I'm quite sure Rogen's character is not supposed to be likable at all... he's basically playing a big douche mall security officer who believes it's his job to clean up the world. Also, I can't believe how many are comparing this to Paul Blart... ok, they're both mall security guards... this is clearly going to be a hard R, no Paul Blart. Anyway, this is supposed to be dark, twisted and feature a bunch of unlikable characters... it's different from "standard" comedy fare these days.
OJ on Mar 18, 2009
anyone else look at these posters and think of Barney in 'How I met your mother'? first season? picture message to Ted? 😛 -dave13, who enjoys comedy much better than anything Rogen could do
dave13 on Mar 18, 2009
We used to have a security guard in our company that was exactly like Seth Rogen in the trailer for this movie. He went by the name of Cool Terry. Actually he didn't go by it as much as thats what everybody just called him behind his back...
melvis316 on Mar 18, 2009
REVOLTING! NO CLASS! TASTELESS!
Tim "CLoverfield" on Mar 18, 2009
As an adult, I find this just un-inspiring and without any comedic value. The trailer was just awful and this poster proves just how low some studios will go to make a buck. However I am concerned about 12 and 14 year olds spending their weekly pitance from the hard working parents that support them on this sort of tripe. Sad, very very sad.
D-9 on Mar 18, 2009
i guess there really is a triangle.
Buttons on Mar 18, 2009
I haven't seen the trailer yet, so I have no idea if the movie will be funny or not. However, as one who hasn't seen the trailer (as will be the case with a large portion of the population who see these out on the streets), these posters are not funny at all. They communicate nothing.
Pete on Mar 18, 2009
@8 no his character isn't supposed to be liked at all... its not a fun loving movie... its shocking, and disturbing at times... w/ hints of comedy... it could be labeled as a dramedy really...
kindbuddy on Mar 18, 2009
#9: Yes, I definitely thought about HIMYM when I saw the poster (FYI,he sent those texts to Marshall first when they were going to Philly to lick the Liberty Bell!)
F.C. on Mar 18, 2009
I want to slap his face so hard and scream "GO AWAY YOU HACK!"
rogenhatersunite on Mar 19, 2009
One of the 3, Rogen you are a piece of shit! I hate you maybe more than the other 2!!! and another nonsense comment from kindbuddy number 16!
triangleofhorror on Mar 19, 2009
As a Woman, the first poster should be banned. My God Rogen is such a scum-bag. Gross! I despise this non-funny piece of crap!
Nut-Meg on Mar 19, 2009
Red Band, you just lost me as a supporter if you continue to allow non talent crude non actors in self promotion. Fail, please fail. How can you expect anything worse from this Rogen? I am sure as long as little kids giggle with these blatant displays, Red Band will still feature this worst of the worst Seth Rogen.
slipstream on Mar 19, 2009
so tired of rogen
twispious on Mar 19, 2009
I love the posters and S Rogen's movies. I hope he continues to offend and disappoint all of you hating pussies
thenetwasoncegreat on Mar 20, 2009
# 23. So those of us who are adults ARE NOT Pussies!!!!! And not 13 years old like you who seems to find humor in this twit fest!
peloquinfan on Mar 20, 2009
Just because I have one, doe not mean I am one!!!!!!!!
Nut-Meg on Mar 20, 2009
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