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In Twelve Monkeys (1995) cover

Twelve Monkeys Cover

You can clearly see the Twelve Monkeys symbol on Bruce Willis' right eye, and it looks like Bruce Willis is an android of some kind (like Terminator), but those who have seen the movie know that Bruce is not a robot!

This is one of my personal favorite movies, but I've never understood why the cover designers decided to put the 12 monkeys symbol on his eye, it is indeed misleading and I can't find a reasonable explanation.

This is the symbol just as a reference: enter image description here

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Personally, I took it to be an intentional misdirection since the 12 Monkeys are a MacGuffin. It brings extra focus to the idea that he's searching for them (in his eye) even though it's a fruitless task and wastes time in the future and the past. (Comment, not an answer; just an opinion.) –  Meat Trademark Jun 1 at 19:30
    
It might simply symbolize the vision, since they come from the future to intervene in the past, just a thought. –  GµårÐïåñ Jun 1 at 20:48
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@MeatTrademark: I think that's good enough to be an answer. They're certainly a MacGuffin and so your explanation makes perfectly logical sense. It's unlikely we'll get anything more definitive than it, so I'd go with it! –  Andrew Martin Jun 2 at 10:29

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