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By Peter Oberth

Truth in Advertising 2012 (What movie posters SHOULD look like)

Truth in Advertising is back!  We gathered up all the worst of the worst and rebranded their posters with Shakefire.com's not-so-friendly critiques from 2012.  Not a single month were we spared for the horrendous decisions of some producers...

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JANUARY
CONTRABAND - "Contraband (does" not do anything exceptionally well"
"Contraband (does) not do anything exceptionally well" - Matt Rodriguez

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MAN ON A LEDGE - "Stale acting and uneven tones"
"Stale acting and uneven tones" - Ryan Sterritt

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FEBRUARY
JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND - "There is little to latch on to"
"There is little to latch on to" - Matt Rodriguez

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THE VOW - "Don't go in with high expectations"
"Don't go in with high expectations" - Matt Rodriguez

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MARCH
SILENT HOUSE - "Silent House ultimately fails to deliver a frightening horror film"
"Silent House ultimately fails to deliver a frightening horror film" - Matt Rodriguez

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MIRROR MIRROR - "The chemistry between Collins and Roberts isn't there"
"The chemistry between Collins and Roberts isn't there" - Matt Rodriguez

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APRIL
THE THREE STOOGES - "Will leave you cringing in your seat"
"Will leave you cringing in your seat" - Matt Rodriguez

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THE LUCKY ONE - "It's best to stay clear of this one"
"It's best to stay clear of this one" - Matt Rodriguez

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MAY
DARK SHADOWS - "It never fully conceptualizes"
"It never fully conceptualizes" - Matt Rodriguez

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THE DICTATOR - "Insanely stereotypical.  Racist"
"Insanely stereotypical.  Racist" - Zione Michaels

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BATTLESHIP - "No sensible storyline at all"

"No sensible storyline at all" -Matt Rodriguez

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WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING - "Held back by a few too many cliche scenarios"

"Held back by a few too many cliche scenarios" -Ryan Sterritt

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CHERNOBYL DIARIES - "A less-than-stellar attempt at crafting a story around the real-life disaster"
"A less-than-stellar attempt at crafting a story around the real-life disaster" -Matt Rodriguez

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JUNE
ROCK OF AGES - "Weak story.  Distracts its' audience"
"Weak story.  Distracts its' audience" -Ryan Sterritt

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THAT'S MY BOY - "Do we really need to see Adam Sandler jerking it to a photo of an old lady in a swimming suit?"
"Do we really need to see Adam Sandler jerking it to a photo of an old lady in a swimming suit?" - Matt Rodriguez

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JULY

SAVAGES - "You'll be bored by the second half"
"You'll be bored by the second half" -Matt Rodriguez

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AUGUST
COSMOPOLIS - "No direction"
"No direction" -Matt Rodriguez

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SEPTEMBER

TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE - "Slow moments" "Not in homerun territory" "Repetitive themes"
"Slow moments" "Not in homerun territory" "Repetitive themes" -Ryan Sterritt

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HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET - "One big let down...the execution of it fails"
"One big let down...the execution of it fails" -Matt Rodriguez

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OCTOBER
HERE COMES THE BOOM - "(A) constant repetition of P.O.D.'s "Boom""
"(A) constant repetition of P.O.D.'s "Boom"" -Matt Rodriguez

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NOVEMBER

RED DAWN - "Destined to crash and burn"
"Destined to crash and burn" -Matt Rodriguez



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THE COLLECTION - ""The Collection" is a mindless remake of the 2009 film "The Collector""
""The Collection" is a mindless remake of the 2009 film "The Collector"" -Ryan Sterritt

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DECEMBER
THIS IS 40 - "A tiresome chore that relies on fleeting scenes of pure comedy genius"

"A tiresome chore that relies on fleeting scenes of pure comedy genius" -Matt Rodriguez

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