You Can’t Just Add a Number to Your Movie Title…5 Films that Have Letter Replaced By Numbers in a Nonsensical Fashion
I understand everyone wants their movie title to be cool. Studios do market research and find ways to make their films hip and attractive to the younger audience which is their target market. It seems that if you have a thriller or action-packed film of any kind the kids really like having numbers replace letters in the middle of words. The only problem is that often they force these numbers into the title and it just doesn’t make any sense. For instance if I was a producer on The Crazies I might consider renaming the film “The Craz13s.” The “2″ is replacing a “too.” The connection in The Craz13s is much more vague. This might be the thirteenth installment, or maybe the number 13 plays into the film somehow, or maybe it’s actually pronounced The Crazthirteens. Here are 5 films that replace letters with numbers when it doesn’t quite make any sense.
1. 5nal Destination (Steven Quayle, 2011)
The first film is the film that was the catalyst for this lists creation. Yesterday film blogs were a-buzz with the news that Final Destination 5 was being re-titled 5nal Destination. Someone forgot to tell the producers that “5nal” does not equal “Final.” But those producers are pretty clever, the porn spin-off will write itself…since it already looks like Anal Destination.
Actual title of film: If it’s not Anal Destination then it has to be Fivenal Destination
2. Se7en (David Fincher, 1995)
This isn’t as bad. But it still doesn’t make any sense. To their credit they only sometime attribute the film this way. This is one of the main ways you see this technique employed, replacing a random letter in the word of a number with the actual number.
Actual title of film: seventy-seven