The CLOVERFIELD movie poster.
People, I’d like your opinion on this – there is a movie called CLOVERFIELD to be released on January 18, 2008. From what I can make out from the trailer, it is about a monster that destroys New York City and is filmed from the point of view of an amateur film maker (a'la Blair Witch Project).
The movie poster for this depicts a headless Statue of Liberty in the foreground and a shot of downtown Manhattan in smoke and in ruins (forgive my computer ignorance, but I did not know how to attach a shot of the poster for this commentary. Search the web and I’m sure you’ll find it easily).
In my opinion, I find this poster incredibly offensive and insensitive to not only those who lost their lives in the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, but also to the surviving family members who must live with the horror of that day for the rest of their lives.
In the last ten years or so, it seems that the island of Manhattan has been hit with everything from alien destruction (Independence Day), to a comet (Deep Impact), to asteroids (Armegeddon), to Godzilla (1998), to mother nature’s wrath (The Day After Tomorrow), to King Kong (2005)! I would have thought that after what actually happened on 9-11, Hollywood might have given that “bit” a rest.
I, of course, expect those in Hollywood to be insensitive pigs, but this movie poster seems to go a little too far for me. The designer of this poster (in my opinion) could not have done much worse if he/she had walked up to the grave of a 9-11 WTC deceased and SPIT on it!
I honestly don’t feel I’m being unreasonable about this one. What do you think?