New Tomb Raider movie poster mocked for bad Photoshop job

Sep 22, 2017

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New Tomb Raider movie poster mocked for bad Photoshop job

Sep 22, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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The new Tom Raider movie with Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft is coming next year. The trailer is out, and so is the official poster. However, Vikander’s neck looks so long in the poster that it seems to provoke more comments than the actual movie. And on Twitter, it’s slowly turning into a meme.

To be fair, the actress does have a pretty long neck (which I think is beautiful, don’t get me wrong). But in the movie poster, it just looks awkward and unnatural. The Twitter users have been posting jokes about the poster, making fun of the “bad Photoshop job:”

One user even re-edited the poster to show what he thinks is the more realistic photo:

Of course, there’s the other side too. Other users have pointed out that she does have a long neck, even without Photoshop. Honestly, I couldn’t only blame bad editing job for this photo. While it certainly is photoshopped, there are other factors that make Vikander’s otherwise elegant neck look so weird in the poster. The pose is unnatural and unflattering, and so is the camera angle. What makes it even worse is the light, which makes the neck look longer and thinner than it actually is. Another Twitter user pointed that out, and I would have to agree:

https://twitter.com/thedazara/status/910090129477312513

So, while overdoing Photoshop is certainly something to avoid, it’s good to keep in mind that lighting and pose can make a huge difference. Both in a good and a bad way.

[via FStoppers; cover image: Tomb Raider movie trailer screenshot]

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12 responses to “New Tomb Raider movie poster mocked for bad Photoshop job”

  1. Alexandre Bettencourt Avatar
    Alexandre Bettencourt

    Really? We’re micro-analysing her neck now? Oh, brother…

    1. Del Robertson Somerville Avatar
      Del Robertson Somerville

      I know what I’d like to micro-analyse ?

    2. Mike Hebdon Avatar
      Mike Hebdon

      To a photo retoucher this isn’t micro it’s a glaring and ridiculously amateur job

    3. Alexandre Bettencourt Avatar
      Alexandre Bettencourt

      I don’t really care. Nobody does either. I’d seen this poster before and saw nothing wrong with it. People need to stop making a big deal out of nothing. It adds nothing productive to a conversation.

    4. Royce Trounson Avatar
      Royce Trounson

      Glad that you can speak for the rest of us, but I am appalled at the terrible work of so called professionals.

  2. D.Sigrey Avatar
    D.Sigrey

    People need to get off their high horses… go outside, live, work on yourself instead of finding flaws in everything else.

    1. Mike Perry Avatar
      Mike Perry

      says the guy finding flaws in what others do.

      1. D.Sigrey Avatar
        D.Sigrey

        You’re damn right! You have to admit people go way overboard looking for every over edit and out of proportion body part. Just like when you watch a movie, you should also suspend disbelief when looking at the marketing imagery. It’s a movie poster, not a text book.

        1. Mike Perry Avatar
          Mike Perry

          I agree with you. My reply was mostly in jest.

        2. Royce Trounson Avatar
          Royce Trounson

          Done by professionals it is worth the noticing the flaws, if it was a fun project for home no one would care

    2. Tasha Avatar
      Tasha

      Couldn’t agree more!

  3. Melinda Tompkins Martin Avatar
    Melinda Tompkins Martin

    People need to get a life if they have time to need to sit around and criticize a movie poster. How about they shut their mouths and go get a volunteer job to help somebody who has actual problems.