Plagiarism in Forthcoming Movies – 12 – The Rite

Once in a while, a poster reminds you of a bunch of things. You cannot put your finger on what. The poster of the Anthony Hopkins movie The Rite did that to me.


Piet Mondrian and Tyler Perry

Strikingly Similar. Piet Mondrian’s Composition 2 in Red, Blue & Yellow and Tyler Perry’s latest.

Inspired  Maybe; Lifted – Surely not!

Plagiarism in Forthcoming Movies – 9 – Social Network

Design houses have a trademark Look & feel to their work – Crew Creative,  BLT or Pritish Nandy Communications.

The recent movie poster trend of copy on top of an image using photoshop is  the equivalent of a big boss making horrible additions to your carefully crafted powerpoint slide.

The “Facebook Movie” is about Plagiarism and it is indeed apt that the movie poster is a “Repurposed” one. The creative Agency Kellerhouse reused the concept from the Criterion Cover they created for The Man who fell to Earth for the poster of The Social Network. In fact, they seem to be specialists in the “Throw some text in the middle of an image to create impact” variety of posters.


Hat Tip: Monkeyartawards

Braveheart & Kisna

Similar… Definitely inspired

Plagiarism in Forthcoming Movies – 6 – Anjaana Anjaani

Blatant Ripoff … The Cobblestone, the Pose, The Black tie…

Shame on the Poster designers for Anjaana Anjaani !!

Plagiarism in Forthcoming Movies – 5 – Zokkomon

Zokkomon = Kick-ass !

I don’t mean it is awesome… I mean that the poster  (and concept) is shamelessly lifted. The costumes of Red Mist & Zokkomon are very similar. Look at the similarity of poses – Uncanny resemblance. And what is it with rooftop tiles? and all of these on top of a building.

Does Disney not know what is happening in Hollywood? See the posters for yourself.