While we wait for highly anticipated movies it's very exciting to get new trailers and posters because they'll show us something new about the film to keep use entertained. Most of the time. Some new posters for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have dropped, and they're not doing much for us. The official Rogue One posters for South Korea and Japan leave a little something to be desired.
We totally understand that you want to create some original content so that you're not using the identical movie poster everywhere in the world. We also understand that there's a limited amount of content the artists can use. However, these posters tweeted out on the official Star Wars Twitter account are some of the most obviously photoshopped images we've seen in a long time. If they weren't being released from an official source, we would have automatically assumed that these were simple fan creations, done in a photo editor in about 10 minutes.
The image of the Death Star hanging in the blue sky over the beach isn't the identical one used in the North American poster, but it's fairly close. The image of Felicity Jones posing on the beach doesn't look natural at all. It's clearly been dropped into the shot from another image. The other poster is even worse. It looks like they literally cut Jyn Erso out of a shot from the trailer, then added tiny versions of the actors from the _Rogue One _ team into the same picture.
It pains me to be so critical of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. I'm almost more excited to see what comes of this film than I was for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film will act as a proof of concept for all future spinoff movies. Everything I've seen about Rogue One has given me hope that the movie will be good. While these posters don't say anything about the film's quality, they honestly do show an attitude that "good enough" is good enough. There's nothing wrong with using photoshop to create your marketing material. It happens more often than we realize, the thing is, the reason we don't realize it much of the time is that the effort is taken to make the pictures look much more natural. For some reason, that simply wasn't done here. We're hoping that somehow the Star Wars social media manager got ahold of the "rough" versions.
Am I being over critical? What do you think of these international posters for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Tell me to relax in the comments below.
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