ByHeather Snowden, writer at Creators.co
Lover of bad puns, nostalgic feels and all things Winona. Email: [email protected] Tweet: @heathbetweetin
Heather Snowden

If you're the kind of person that judges a book by its cover, then no doubt you've been tricked by a movie poster at some point in your life. Maybe you bought Twelve Monkeys on DVD, expecting to watch some sort of bizarre zoo-based ape thriller and were actually lumbered with a Bruce Willis tale of time-travel.

Or perhaps you went to the cinema to check out Pineapple Express, the story of a guy who travels long distances in a short space of time by taking a train made out of pineapples, but got Seth Rogen and and James Franco getting stoned AF instead.

If this sounds like you, then know you're not alone.

While clever, enigmatic movie titles can be enticing, sometimes we'd all be better off if they just did what they said on the can. That's probably why British movie site The Shiznit has gone through the 2016 Oscar nominations and revamped their titles and tag-lines to make them more honest and transparent, so we can all avoid confusing cock-ups like the ones we mentioned earlier.

1. Room

You've been Fritzled? Shit, that is dark.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Adapted Screenplay

2. Brooklyn


Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actress, Adapted Screenplay

3. Steve Jobs

That's way harsh, Tai. (But true)

Nominated for: Best Actor, Supporting Actress

4. The Danish Girl

Busted!

Nominated for: Best Actor, Supporting Actress

5. Inside Out

Bing Bong <3

Nominated for: Animated Film, Original Screenplay

6. Mad Max: Fury Road

WITNESS ME!

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography

7. The Martian

Déjà vu?

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actor, Adapted Screenplay

8. Ex_Machina

Who wouldn't, let's be honest.

Nominated for: Original Screenplay

9. The Revenant

He was humped, not fucked. Slight exaggeration.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography

10. Spotlight

Superheros catching paedos. Sold!

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Original Screenplay, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor

Check out the full list of honest movie posters over at The Shiznit.

Source: The Shiznit

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