Get Back poster gets mostly negative responses

Image posted on the imdb site.

We were alerted to one of the uploaded pictures on the imdb (international movie database) site for the upcoming Peter Jackson “Get Back” Beatles documentary. So we posted it on Facebook and Twitter, with the caption “Looks like we have a poster for the movie” and we also posted a link to the imdb entry: We got a massive response, with currently 327 Facebook “likes” and 643 twitter likes with 98 retweets. However, judging from the comments we have read, around 98 percent of the reactions were negative.

It didn’t take long, though – before there was a Rutles parody of the poster!

Get Up and Go!

For the record, there has been no official word on whether or not the poster is connected to the film at all.

9 Responses

  1. rick says:

    I don’t find any thing wrong with the poster. And Love The Rutles one also. Though John McNasty should be kicking someone off of there.

    • I was the guy who designed the Rutles poster, and yes, I was trying to find a way to have him kick someone off the ledge! But, it didn’t work, so I inserted Ron Decline in the background instead.

    • mike says:

      i like the poster too i think the problem is the font and size and color of get back

  2. seanroper13 says:

    With luck, it’s not the final poster, but I love the Rutles parody.

  3. Stig says:

    Why does the Rutles one have that watermark?

  4. Albert says:

    It looks like one of Terry Gilliam’s animations for Monty Python’s Flying Circus. I half expect to see a giant foot or Spiny Norman shout ‘Dinsdale!’

  5. T Mailer says:

    Trying to use the terrible Twickenham lighting as the backdrop…..doesn’t quite work but might have worked in 1970. The Beatles almost look cartoonish from a botched water color attempt. C’mon, lets work the upbeat flavor of the film a little better. Candid shots of the smiling joking Beatles might reflect the movie better. No worries-the rooftop concert (in its entirety, right???) will be a known commodity when the movie is released.

  6. Blakey says:

    If they’re going to use a rooftop picture, then where’s Billy?
    Ethan Russell took scores of photos in January 69. And I dare say Linda took a good few as well. Or how about getting Klaus in like he did the Anthology artwork? Or even John Kosh?

    There must be better than that to herald the release of Sir Peter’s film?

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