I noticed the DVD cover today for the newly released The Last King of Scotland (to the left there). Now, y'all know I truly hated that movie (I gave it a D or D+ - one of the two, I try not to think about it) because it was pretty much the most unpleasant cinema-going experience of 2006 (read more about my reaction here). But, back to the DVD. Look. I know Forrest Whitaker was the big selling point of the movie (Academy Award in tow), but was it really necessary to put him on the DVD cover three times?
One Forrest is enough, okay. Surely throwing James McAvoy on there and perhaps even Gillian Anderson (who had a small part, but was the best thing about it) couldn't have hurt? No. Instead we get Forrest Whitaker (who was good, I agree, but not that good. As the movie got progressively worse, he got progressively less interesting) three times with changing facial expressions (charming, stoic, angry). Just in case you forgot who it starred, I presume.