Saturday, February 27, 2010

Is this the most honest advertising campaign ever?

Behold the poster for the derivatively titled and critically drubbed Euro-thriller 'From Paris With Love':

Check out the tagline in the almost sheepishly small font at the bottom. "Two agents, one city, no merci."

Surely even the least linguistically inclined moviegoer knows that merci means "thank you" in French.

Which leaves us with the tagline "two agents, one city, no thanks".

'Nuff said.


Castor said...

ahhaha great point!

Neil Fulwood said...

Taglines are normally howlingly bad - the mangled bit of prose that adorned the 'Suspiria' poster, "The only thing more terrifying than the last 12 minutes of this film are the first 92", for instance; not only does it advertently suggest that the ending is anti-climactic, but it ascribes a 104 minute running time to a 97 minute film - but very seldom as inadvertently honest as this.