#1 HOLLYWOOD LOVES GUNS: Here's the staggering number of movie posters featuring guns in the last 8 years by Cincinnatus 14.06.2016 15:35


Mass shootings haven't curbed Hollywood's habit of putting guns front and center in its movies.
Since a gunman went on a rampage at the Virginia Tech campus in 2007, The New York Times reports that there have been 25 other mass shootings in the country, including the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday.

Even with the tragedies and public outcries for gun control, Hollywood continues to plaster images of guns on its advertisements.

It seems like Liam Neeson can't be in a movie poster without one — even "A Million Ways to Die in the West" followed the lead of his "Taken" films.

Action stars like Neeson, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg aren't the only ones holding guns. Weapons are also routinely used in comedies' posters. (See: Kevin Hart in "Ride Along 2" or his upcoming film "Central Intelligence" with The Rock, or Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in "21 Jump Street" and its sequel "22 Jump Street.")

"Jason Bourne," "Cell," and "War Dogs" are all due out this summer and prominently feature guns in their posters.

The amount of film posters featuring guns is startling, and that's not even accounting for the ones that display science-fiction weapons and blasters that resemble guns. Of movie posters from the top 100 domestic grossing movies in 2015 alone, 18 featured guns, or just under a fifth of posters.


One example: "While promoting "Taken 3" in Dubai, Neeson told Gulf News “there’s too many [expletive] guns out there. Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There’s over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America. I think it’s a [expletive] disgrace.”"

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