12 Times Skateboards Were Used To Sell A Movie

From cinema posters to VHS covers, skateboards really do get around.

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The movie money men have always enjoyed cashing in on youth culture. Whether it’s by making some sweet dough off children’s love of Pokémon, or by producing an entire film about baseball caps being worn backwards; if young people like a thing, you can virtually guarantee that somewhere in Hollywood there’s a fat cat telling his scriptwriters to shoehorn that thing into the film they’re working on.

Skateboarding is synonymous with young people, and being cool. Because of this, skateboards often find themselves front and centre on the posters for various slices of visual nonsense. Sometimes, in fairness to them, these films are about skateboarding. Often, however, there really is no reason whatsoever for a skateboard to feature at all.

We scoured our old friend the internet and found some truly classic examples of skateboards being used both appropriately, and inappropriately, to promote a film. Seriously, some of these movies look so bad.

1) “Why take the road when you can fly?”

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2) “When there’s magic in your heart, you can soar”

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3) One of the worst movie posters we’ve ever seen

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4) Oh, fuck off Stuart Little. No one cares

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5) “Au mauvais endroit, au mauvais moment…”

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7) The Dove Foundation bloody loved this movie

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8) Skateboard Spud. Running Time: 50 Minutes

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9) Director of Photography: REED SMOOT

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10) No. No. No. This is all wrong

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11) “Some things you can’t roll away from”

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12) OK. All jokes aside. What the hell is this?

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