Happy Friday! It is time, once again, to check out all of the…
As you know I love checking out and collecting movie posters! With teases of what to expect from the featured film, posters are one of my favorite parts of the whole cinematic experience. If you love movie posters like I do, then you are likely to enjoy the latest ones of the week!
It’s that time again, and, as usual my friend, Bubbawheat (from Flights, Tights and Movie Nights) and I both share our thoughts on the movie posters recently released. These silent movie promoters are the results of the creative brainstorming of some talented (most of them) artists and sometimes can be even more thrilling than the movie they are advertising.
Take a look at this week’s batch: (To view the fullscreen slideshow, click on any one of the posters below and scroll through with the arrow keys.)
TheFocusedFilmographer– Well, this week gives a few more disappoints once again (Where have all of the great posters gone?), but this week there are a few diamonds in the rough. First off, let’s give props to BOTH of the posters for The Butler. Wow. I am looking forward to this film (see the trailer HERE). I am also digging the poster for Tar and I like how everyone is looking directly at you, except for Zach Braff’s character. Delivery is pretty dark and Killing Season…well, it’s cliche, but what is up with Travolta’s jaw there? Drift is pretty boring for 2 reasons: Sam Worthington and it looks a lot like Chasing Mavericks. Maniac gives us another creepy photo made creepier by not showing us Elijah Wood’s face. I have to give some attention to Killing Season, Escape Plan and The Heat for actually placing the actors names above the people the name actually belong to. For some strange reason, posters love to mix the names and the faces.
My faves of the week: The Butler (both of them), Maniac (even though it is a rip-off of Drive) and World War Z.
Bubbawheat– This might be weird to say, but I really like the iconography of Drift, that’s probably not the right word for it, but I mean to say the look of the “D“. I also surprisingly like the poster for Tar, even though it has an overly used layout, the gold tone of the poster makes it look more unique. I’m not as big a fan of this Maniac poster especially considering how much I loved the shattered one. Is Escape Plan the one that used to be called The Tomb? I haven’t paid much attention to the actual plot, but that actually sounds like an interesting movie. More than Honey is also a beautiful way to look at a honey bee. I do like The Butler, though that is a huge list of names, at least it looks better than a huge photo collage used in movies like New Years Day. The rest is pretty blah.
My favorites are Escape Plan, More than Honey, and Tar.
Well, what do YOU think? Which ones are your favorites in this spotlight? Which ones do you like/hate and why? Leave a comment! 🙂
Oh, and check out these new banners for Man of Steel. Are you ready for the film? Be sure to check out my spotlight- “Superman: A History and a New Hope.” HERE.
To see past editions of this post (Spotlight on New Posters of the Week), click HERE.
Special thanks to Bubbawheat of Flights, Tights and Movie Nights for joining me today in sharing the New Posters of the Week.
Have a great day!
–T, The Focused Filmographer