That doesn't say "That clown man killed my parents, and two hours from now, he will be a mess of skin and guts on the streets of Gotham." That says "The chief says that we have to get along if we're ever gonna solve the case." But hey, Batman is a superhero movie. Those are goofy by nature, and considering that Michael Keaton couldn't turn his own head in the costume, any time he's forced to pose is going to be a valiant struggle against his neck and his dignity. What about horror movies? Surely, if you made a Texas Chain Saw Massacre film about a cannibal fighting the star of Dawn Of The Dead, you'd arrange them in a way that...
New Line Cinema
I wouldn't say that these posters tear the magic away from movies as much as they add something that I don't think the English language is quite ready to explain. A promo image for Return Of The Jedi turned a climactic clash into the shittiest Off-Broadway production that I've never seen.
20th Century Fox