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The 10 Least Essential Character Posters Of 2012

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist December 5, 2012 at 10:22AM

There's been a plague in the movie marketing world of late. Virtually every major release -- and seemingly most minor ones as well -- is going far beyond single one-sheet artwork to sell its wares. Along with teasers, arty Mondo-type versions, IMAX editions and everything else in between, posters are released showcasing seemingly every last cast member in the movie.

3. The entire cast of 'Breaking Dawn Part 2'
Given the fervent fanbase, it's perhaps not entirely surprising that every single person with a speaking role in the final 'Twilight' seemed to get their own character poster. Every one of them was deathly dull, but particular scorn should be given to these two, featuring Patrick Brennan and Marlane Barnes as Irish vampires Liam and Maggie. Not only were their parts minuscule (they're listed 36th and 38th in the credits, respectively), but they're also dressed like extras from John Huston's "The Dead." Memo to costume designer Michael Wilkinson: Irish people no longer dress like that, even if they are undead.

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This article is related to: Features, Cloud Atlas, Hunger Games, Mirror Mirror, Argo, Gangster Squad, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Seven Psychopaths, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie

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