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– A few good ones this week. First, the bad: Justin and the Knights of Valour. Why? No one has heard of it and the fact that the poster tries to sell the movie by listing tons of actors, (that no one really knows for the most part) tends turns me away. Very weak poster. Also not a big fan of Passion or Big Star, and Blood makes me think of Inception and Lawless but will be nowhere near as good.
I do very much like 300: Rise of an Empire. The wave, red with blood, is graphically and visually telling. Wanted to point out that the “alien” in Stranded is wearing human clothes as the astronauts approach it. Not sure what’s going on there, but I’m intrigued by that. The To Do List isn’t a fave of mine but it reminds me of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. And, while I usually am not a big fan of the style Paranoia uses, I see Ford and Oldman as kings in Hollywood so I love that caption right under their images. I want to love the Elysium one but it reminds me of the Tom Cruise-centric Oblivion poster. (Ooh, don’t miss the new theatrical trailer for Elysium at the bottom of this post and share your thoughts!)
My faves of the week: 300: Rise of An Empire, Man of Tai Chi and, while The Hobbit one is beautiful, I really like the Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters more.
Bubbawheat-I gotta mention the To Do List, it’s like a complete high school trope microcosm in one poster, they even fit the token black guy in there. And for some reason I feel like they all have weird looks on their faces. I’m also think that “her first F” is a pretty weak double entendre that I wasn’t even sure about until I read the list on the notebook, the only kind of clever thing about the poster. I also wasn’t that fond of the Hobbit poster, for being a poster that focuses on the background, it’s just not that impressive of an image. And finally, I hate to say it, and I’d love to be proven wrong, but when sci-fi titles make themselves look sci-fi by removing parts of the letters like here in Stranded and previously in the R’s of After Earth, it just bugs me.
Enough of the bad ones, lets get to some of the good ones, and there are quite a few. I’m really excited about Percy Jackson, my wife and I love the first movie and can’t wait to see the sequel, and that is such a great image with the symbol of Poseidon in the foreground. I also really like the style of Forever even though I have no idea what that movie is about. The A List is a neat concept, but I feel like they mimicked the style of Facebook a little to much in the design. And the Man of Tai Chi is absolutely gorgeous. I really love how they used the Yin Yang design, but made it more wild and natural looking rather than forcing it into much cleaner lines. I also really like the feel of Pawn Shop Chronicles, it’s simple, relaxed, but has an air of coolness around it.
My faves of the week: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Man of Tai Chi and Forever.
Well, what do YOU think? Which ones are your favorites in this spotlight? Which ones do you like/hate and why? Leave a comment! 🙂
As promised, check out the new theatrical trailer for Elysium starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and more. Look for it in theaters on August 9.
To see past editions of this post (Spotlight on New Posters of the Week), click HERE.
Have a great day!
–T, The Focused Filmographer