Ads: Plays & Lack Of Creativity

23 Aug

This is one of the things that pisses me off! seeing an ad for ANYTHING that was stolen from somewhere else! This is not the first time I see something in Kuwait or anywhere else that I know is stolen. Egyptian movies do that a lot where they steal the same idea of another movie, characters and even poster!

What you see above is an ad for a horror play that will take will start showing this Eid and the poster was stolen from the movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (see the real poster below). It just doesn’t make any sense that someone (or a bunch of people) would go through the trouble of writing a scenario, bring actors, rehearsals and all of that, and STILL can’t manage to get a proper ad for the play!! it would be much better for me to see an ad with ONLY the name of the play than to see this.

Now here’s another funny play poster, now this play is called SHREK and of course all of you know whose SHREK is!! fine you wana make a play about SHREK then that’s ok, you wana call it in Arabic الغول that’s fine too..i guess. But the fact that you call the play SHREK and you put a poster where all the actors wearing t-shirts with the SMURFS on them!!!!!!!!!!!! that’s just NONSENSE!

I know it’s a kids play and they would be happy to see either SHREK or the Smurfs, but come on!! WHY WHY WHY!!



5 Responses to “Ads: Plays & Lack Of Creativity”

  1. halloum August 26, 2011 at 1:51 am #

    Very true!!! This Shrek play is driving me nuts! And why do I have this feeling that the smurfs are stuck on to their tops through photoshop?


  2. Nunu-San August 25, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Freddy Krueger!!! They didn’t find any other poster to post?! #Fail (x.x)

    Shrek + Smurfs!
    Reminded me of the 80’s play, Flauna wil Shanakil .. I was like Shaku?! (o.O)


    • Moody August 25, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

      Thank you!! you see what am talking about!


  3. iMaGiNaTiOn August 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    Well , basically , most of the plays are taken from movies , I’ve seen some . but but but those plays are sharing the same story as the movie itself.

    However , here in Kuwait , especially kids plays are meant to attract kids by showing their best characters and kinda role models . So it’s a matter of attracting them regardless of the content.


    • Moody August 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

      I have no problem with plays taken from movies, but this one called nightmare isnt officially from a movie, and i can bet my life on it that it has nothing to do with the real story. As for the Shrek one, am ok with that too, but mixing stories just to attract kids is not appropriate, so is it only about bringing kids and earning money? If i had kids i would never take them to such plays.


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