Never forget these terrible X-Men posters existed

These days when you see a truly terrible piece of art or design, chances are an AI art generator was responsible. Perhaps that will become an easy way to pass the buck: 'it's not our fault, it's AI'. 

But bad movie posters go back a long way before generative AI became mainstream, as these terrible X-Men: First Class posters demonstrate. They were so bad they're still worth analysing today, 13 years after the film's release.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.