Facebook movie poster has its enemies, too

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The first theatrical poster has been unveiled for The Social Network (see the full image here), the upcoming movie about the creation of Facebook. And it's brought out the graphic-design spergwizards on BuzzFeed, whose reactions are pretty harsh. "I really thought that this was an unfunny photoshop until I realized it was a real movie," says one commenter, while another opines that "it looks kind of like a dumb drug PSA." Unfavorable comparisons to promotional material from American Psycho are also being made, but honestly, layout problems are thematically appropriate for a movie about Facebook, whose UI gets worse every time they "improve" it. And the tagline itself isn't bad at all. Also, we can at least take solace in the fact that it isn't a MySpace movie. The design of those posters would presumably strike people blind.

—Posted by David Kiefaber