Thursday, January 17, 2008

When Bad Posters Strike: Mamma Mia!

Okay, I have just one question to ask about the first poster to be released for the upcoming Mamma Mia! ("The Movie") adaptation: Why did they superimpose the faces of Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep onto cartoon bodies?

Now, it's not immediately noticable, but take a look at the pair's feet. Those tiny tiny tiny fake feet! Well, it's Seyfried who has the tiny feet, but look at Meryl's leg, too (and especially the shoe). That ain't real, folks! And even more bizarre is that Seyfried's arms look fake from the elbow down! The flowers she's holding do too. It's all very disconcerting because I generally think the design is nice and doesn't rely on the famous stage poster - although a little bit of ABBA referencing might've been nice.

It's just... I can't stop looking at those oddly disconnected hands and feet. Take a peak for yourself.

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I'm glad they're keeping the "!" in the title, just fyi.


J.D. said...

Also: If the Seyfried part of the poster were cropped, I wouldn't be able to tell that's actually her. Seriously. Is that her?

Alda said...

The Meryl Streep figure is especially disturbing. Yep - that is definitely rigged.

Emma said...

Oh dear lord. Not good work.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it is rigged. Amanda Seyfried has very small feet.

Her feet are probably size 5. And her figure is really small and Meryl is pretty big. So, I don't think it is cropped.