Sunday, June 29, 2008

Seth Rogen is the new Johnny Depp

I'm really looking forward to the release of Pineapple Express on August 8th. From the trailer it looks to be pee-in-your-pants hysterical. So recently I catch a glimpse of the poster and think, "Gee that looks familiar--where have I seen that before?"

And then it occurs to me that I remember seeing the same sort of trio coming out of a smoky haze on a billboard on Santa Monica Blvd. last year in promotion for the third installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, At World's End.

I'm not the only one who has noticed the resemblance; a Google search on "pineapple express poster pirates" turns up over 22,000 hits. So is it a spoof or an homage? Is it a riff on or a rip-off? And if it was a deliberate send up, is it worse that Seth Rogen is the new Johnny Depp or that James Franco is the new Keira Knightley?

Things that make ya go "Hmmm..."

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