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– Every week I look forward to sharing the posters with you and this week brings some interesting ones to the spotlight as the mix contains some of the special Comic-Con posters as well. I wanted to mention the cleverness of The Getaway as it seems to say “Get Away on Labor Day to see this movie.” (Although my advice at this point in time would be to “Get away from that movie and stay!” haha) You’re Next has a murderous maze that is ingenious in design and the Jobs poster actually makes Kutcher look a lot like Steve Jobs to me now. 12 Years a Slave is so fitting indicating his flight from slavery and to his family. So much impresses me about the film so far (Did you see the trailer here?).
I actually like the Diana poster and the humility and admiration seen in her eyes all at the same time! Ain’t Them Bodies Saints has an effective sepia tone that grabs my attention, but Only God Forgives is perhaps the most striking with its colors and non-disclosing images. I have one more thing to say…”GODZILLA!!!”
Bubbawheat– There really are some amazing posters this week. This may be a first where there’s not a single poster that I dislike so I’m going to go straight on to some of the best ones. I love the new 300: Rise of an Empire poster, it echoes the infamous “This is Sparta” moment from the first movie, but there’s enough to differentiate it with the addition of the rain. The Godzilla artwork that turns a pile of rubble into the lovable, destructive, giant radioactive lizard we all know and love and it is gorgeous. I’m also a fan of the minimalistic You’re Next poster with the maze and the fox head that I remember from the previous poster and really paints a great picture of what the movie is likely to be, for better or worse. I also really love the artwork used for Only God Forgives.
I could keep going, but I’ll just try and briefly mention the great look on Diana, the contrast and interesting pose on 12 Years a Slave, the Matrix-but-not-Matrix feel of Extracted, and the Pacific-Rim-but-not-Pacific-Rim feel of Edge of Tomorrow.
Well, what do YOU think? Which ones are your favorites in this spotlight? Which ones do you like/hate and why? Leave a comment! 🙂
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