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Nerd Observation: ‘Abduction’ Poster

Regardless as to how you may feel about the upcoming movie Abduction, you cannot deny that the posters for the movie are a little reminiscent of some other movie posters out there.

I will be the first to admit that many movie posters borrow visual styles from others (“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” I believe is the phrase for this), but considering that I have had to see the billboard for Abduction everyday on my commute, I feel like I have to get this out of my system before I explode.

POSTER #1: The Abduction Identity

Here we have both men running, looking worried and to the side, with perpendicular lines drawing the eye to the name of the film. They’re in a sense mirror images of each other because the placement of the tagline and the direction the actors are looking. When you put them side to side it looks like they’re running from the same thing, which I think is kind of funny. Run, boys, run!

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