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    14 International Movie Posters That Are Very Different From The U.S. Version

    Use the slidey thing to see how divergent the movie marketing campaigns can be in the U.S. versus the rest of the world. Especially, it seems, in Japan.

    1. The Wolverine

    20th Century Fox / Via impawards.com

    Japan

    Not entirely sure why Wolverine would need a samurai sword, but OK!

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    Japan

    Not entirely sure why Wolverine would need a samurai sword, but OK!

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    Japan

    Not entirely sure why Wolverine would need a samurai sword, but OK!

    2. Lee Daniels' The Butler

    The Weinstein Company / Diamond Films Mexico / Via impawards.com

    Mexico

    All the black people β€” including Oprah! β€” are much smaller in this poster than the white American presidents, all of whom are featured in not much more than cameos.

    The Weinstein Company / Diamond Films Mexico / Via impawards.com

    Mexico

    All the black people β€” including Oprah! β€” are much smaller in this poster than the white American presidents, all of whom are featured in not much more than cameos.

    The Weinstein Company / Diamond Films Mexico / Via impawards.com

    Mexico

    All the black people β€” including Oprah! β€” are much smaller in this poster than the white American presidents, all of whom are featured in not much more than cameos.

    3. Nebraska

    Paramount Vantage / Via impawards.com

    Japan

    Old people are adorable.

    Paramount Vantage / Via impawards.com

    Japan

    Old people are adorable.

    Paramount Vantage / Via impawards.com

    Japan

    Old people are adorable.

    4. Frozen

    Disney / Via impawards.com

    Japan

    It's a visual monstrosity, but at least it's more accurate about what the main characters are, and what the movie is about. Based on the American version, you'd be forgiven for thinking Frozen was about a cuddly, decapitated snowman.

    Disney / Via impawards.com

    Japan

    It's a visual monstrosity, but at least it's more accurate about what the main characters are, and what the movie is about. Based on the American version, you'd be forgiven for thinking Frozen was about a cuddly, decapitated snowman.

    Disney / Via impawards.com

    Japan

    It's a visual monstrosity, but at least it's more accurate about what the main characters are, and what the movie is about. Based on the American version, you'd be forgiven for thinking Frozen was about a cuddly, decapitated snowman.

    5. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

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    Japan

    Anyone else think the Japanese version looks much more interesting? No?

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    Japan

    Anyone else think the Japanese version looks much more interesting? No?

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    Japan

    Anyone else think the Japanese version looks much more interesting? No?

    6. 12 Years a Slave

    Fox Searchlight / Film Four / Via impawards.com

    South Korea

    It's not nearly as egregious as the Italian posters that greatly diminished Chiwetel Ejiofor's role in the movie, but highlighting Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch over the other black actors in the film isn't the best, either.

    Fox Searchlight / Film Four / Via impawards.com

    South Korea

    It's not nearly as egregious as the Italian posters that greatly diminished Chiwetel Ejiofor's role in the movie, but highlighting Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch over the other black actors in the film isn't the best, either.

    Fox Searchlight / Film Four / Via impawards.com

    South Korea

    It's not nearly as egregious as the Italian posters that greatly diminished Chiwetel Ejiofor's role in the movie, but highlighting Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch over the other black actors in the film isn't the best, either.

    7. That Awkward Moment

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    Australia

    That awkward moment when Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan are erased from the Australian poster for That Awkward Moment, which uses the film's original title Are We Officially Dating? and features British actress Imogen Poots above the title instead.

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    Australia

    That awkward moment when Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan are erased from the Australian poster for That Awkward Moment, which uses the film's original title Are We Officially Dating? and features British actress Imogen Poots above the title instead.

    Focus Features / Studio Canal / Via impawards.com

    Australia

    That awkward moment when Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan are erased from the Australian poster for That Awkward Moment, which uses the film's original title Are We Officially Dating? and features British actress Imogen Poots above the title instead.

    8. The Fault in Our Stars

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    Thailand

    Hazel and Gus were so happy together on that bench in Amste… wait a second…

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    Thailand

    Hazel and Gus were so happy together on that bench in Amste… wait a second…

    20th Century Fox / Via impawards.com

    Thailand

    Hazel and Gus were so happy together on that bench in Amste… wait a second…

    9. The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    Columbia Pictures / Via impawards.com

    China

    Both Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone get major (photoshopped) face time in the "electrifying" Chinese poster.

    Columbia Pictures / Via impawards.com

    China

    Both Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone get major (photoshopped) face time in the "electrifying" Chinese poster.

    Columbia Pictures / Via impawards.com

    China

    Both Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone get major (photoshopped) face time in the "electrifying" Chinese poster.

    10. Million Dollar Arm

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    Mexico

    Again, an international Disney poster is far more straightforward than the American version, this time shrinking down the shot of pensive Jon Hamm, adding in Lake Bell, and making clear that this is a movie about baseball and not checking your phone while traveling abroad and staring off into the middle distance.

    Disney / Via impawards.com

    Mexico

    Again, an international Disney poster is far more straightforward than the American version, this time shrinking down the shot of pensive Jon Hamm, adding in Lake Bell, and making clear that this is a movie about baseball and not checking your phone while traveling abroad and staring off into the middle distance.

    Disney / Via impawards.com

    Mexico

    Again, an international Disney poster is far more straightforward than the American version, this time shrinking down the shot of pensive Jon Hamm, adding in Lake Bell, and making clear that this is a movie about baseball and not checking your phone while traveling abroad and staring off into the middle distance.

    11. Snowpiercer

    RadiusTWC / Le Pacte / Via impawards.com

    France

    Captain America is not impressive enough to rate even a photo for the French poster.

    RadiusTWC / Le Pacte / Via impawards.com

    France

    Captain America is not impressive enough to rate even a photo for the French poster.

    RadiusTWC / Le Pacte / Via impawards.com

    France

    Captain America is not impressive enough to rate even a photo for the French poster.

    12. Hercules

    Paramount Pictures / Via impawards.com

    Japan

    In case you were wondering what Dwayne Johnson was screaming at in the American poster for Hercules, the Japanese poster obliges by revealing that it is, indeed, an enormous lion. Also, it appears that the Japanese prefer lightning to fire in their movie posters.

    Paramount Pictures / Via impawards.com

    Japan

    In case you were wondering what Dwayne Johnson was screaming at in the American poster for Hercules, the Japanese poster obliges by revealing that it is, indeed, an enormous lion. Also, it appears that the Japanese prefer lightning to fire in their movie posters.

    Paramount Pictures / Via impawards.com

    Japan

    In case you were wondering what Dwayne Johnson was screaming at in the American poster for Hercules, the Japanese poster obliges by revealing that it is, indeed, an enormous lion. Also, it appears that the Japanese prefer lightning to fire in their movie posters.

    13. Big Hero 6

    Disney

    France

    So basically, Disney's domestic marketing team is made up of abstract thinkers who strive to create the most oblique-yet-appealing posters possible to sell their films, and Disney's international marketing team are literal-minded pragmatists who just want you know what the movie is actually about already. Got it.

    Disney

    France

    So basically, Disney's domestic marketing team is made up of abstract thinkers who strive to create the most oblique-yet-appealing posters possible to sell their films, and Disney's international marketing team are literal-minded pragmatists who just want you know what the movie is actually about already. Got it.

    Disney

    France

    So basically, Disney's domestic marketing team is made up of abstract thinkers who strive to create the most oblique-yet-appealing posters possible to sell their films, and Disney's international marketing team are literal-minded pragmatists who just want you know what the movie is actually about already. Got it.

    14. Night at the Museum : Secret of the Tomb

    20th Century Fox

    Mexico

    Other than the addition of the "3" to the title β€” and the mind-bending, visually arresting homage to M.C. Escher β€” the posters are totally the same.

    20th Century Fox

    Mexico

    Other than the addition of the "3" to the title β€” and the mind-bending, visually arresting homage to M.C. Escher β€” the posters are totally the same.

    20th Century Fox

    Mexico

    Other than the addition of the "3" to the title β€” and the mind-bending, visually arresting homage to M.C. Escher β€” the posters are totally the same.

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