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I have to say I’m a bit disappointed by the latest poster for Terry Gilliam‘s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. It’s not horrible and is definitely worth checking out but something about it is lacking and I can’t put my finger on it. A video has also popped up online showing various promoters of the film in the U.K. spreading the word out about the feature the old fashioned way.

Check out the poster and the video…


This poster is lacking in my opinion. Even though the concentration on Lily Cole is warranted due to her part in the film’s story, what about the other actors? They all seem so small in comparison…literally. And once again, why isn’t Jude Law in character on the poster? In the trailer he has a ponytail like the other actors and on the poster he’s sporting his regular do. It’s distracting.

I do respect these people for going out and showing their wholehearted support, because I’m also a fan of Terry Gilliam’s films. On another note, I have to admit the jab at The Dark Knight was so unnecessary. No one is trying to take away Heath Ledger’s involvement in Parnassus, but TDK was his last completed film. I feel that one of the commenters in the video thought his performance as the Joker has gotten all the credit in that department. Besides that little tirade, this was an interesting find.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus hits theaters on December 25th in the U.S.

What do you think of the latest poster for Doctor Parnassus? What do you think of the promoters in the video?

Source: /Film