15 Movie Poster Cliches That You’ll Never Look at the Same Way Again

I have a vendetta against cliches; I understand they’re effective as shorthand, but people aren’t aware that using them also deteriorates our communication. Case in point: movie posters. Used to show what a movie’s about so it can be more easily sold, it’s gotten so that they don’t really mean much any longer. It’s like the studios have a formula that determines what kind of poster any given movie will get:

Women Looking Backwards

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Big heads in the sky over tiny people on a beach

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From the back (often with weaponry)

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Big text on faces

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Back to back

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In Bed

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Through the legs

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Big eye

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Blue

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Running for their lives

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Cute red dress

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Benches

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Graphical blindfolds

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Yellow indies

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Reflective glasses

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(via twenttwowords)