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 unique mix. I’m not a fan of the “cleavage and cleaver” poster for Compulsion. Everything about Planes has annoyed me up to this point…including this poster (same goes for Turbo), and with how beautiful the images and trailer for Disney’s Frozen have been, I am disappointed with the teaser poster. I also grow tired of cheesy taglines or the twisting of cheesy taglines (i.e. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and Turbo). Did you also notice that both the Percy team and the Planes team are lined up facing the same way? What do you think they’re looking at? 🙂
I like Runner, Runner but fear it to be another Savages for me (good poster and trailer, but mediocre movie). I found it interesting that Nowhere Girl has a girl nowhere on it! The Lego Movie poster is rather smart with its theme of assembling but I still have no real idea what to expect from the movie. I want to speak up for Museum Hours for a minute. I know nothing of the movie, but there’s something about it that I like. The contrast, the train, the warmth vs the cold…I just like it. And Adore gives a sense of provocative creepiness in the affection displayed…effective image on the not so calm waters of relationships.
Bubbawheat-Since I’ve started doing these with you I’ve been noticing more and more how similar concepts keep getting re-used over and over again, and not just the way-overused cliche posters, but even some of the less used ones. While it’s not exactly a shattered glass motif, the Compulsion poster is already a second poster that reminds me of the great Maniac poster several weeks ago. While I’ve yet to see any of the Riddick movies, the poster, especially with the color scheme and the goggles make him look too much like Hellboy. I’ve already read several reviews for Berberian Sound Studio, it’s a very interesting concept for a film although I find the poster to be a little too abstract.
As for the ones I do like, I’m not usually a fan of the split screen faces that’s used too often, but there’s something about Runner Runner that’s different enough. I think it’s the fact the the two guy’s faces feel like they’re crowding in on the woman’s face. I literally just watched the Lego Movie trailer for the first time and it looks awesome! I’m so excited for this movie right now. While I like the Kick-A$$ 2 design, it suffers from mismatched names above their heads which always bug me. I also really like the interesting touches on Go For Sisters and the simplicity of Adore. Neat mix this week.
My faves of the week: The Lego Movie, Runner, Runner and Go For Sisters.
Well, what do YOU think? Which ones are your favorites in this spotlight? Which ones do you like/hate and why? Leave a comment! 🙂
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.
–T, The Focused Filmographer
up next: Reviews for- The Iceman, Monsters University and World War Z.