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.)
In addition, here are four posters for X-Men: Days of Future Past and four posters for 47 Ronin
TheFocusedFilmographer– Well, what a crop of posters this week, huh? I noticed quite a bit of the colors red, blue and white this time around too. Well, this week, the most annoying posters are the ones for The To Do List along with the ones for Edge of Tomorrow and Getaway. They are mediocre at best. BUT, Vampire Academy…very good “teaser” poster. I also like the Mr. Peabody & Sherman poster. It makes me think about The Adventures of Tintin. Dane DeHaan’s eyes have the perfect glare coming from underneath that hoodie in Metallica: Through the Never. They look through you. And let’s talk about that amazing poster for Saving Mr. Banks! So perfect, so smart, so appropriate. Amazing job there, Disney!
Several animated film posters. I can’t wait for the non-imaginative variant posters for The Smurfs 2 to disappear. But I want to see more from Frozen. And, don’t ask me to choose only 1 of the X-Men: Days of Future Past posters or only 1 of the 47 Ronin posters. They ALL are fantastic! The winner of today’s batch, though, is Saving Mr. Banks.
Bubbawheat– Oh yes, a lot to talk about this week. While I agree with you on the dislike for Smurfs 2, I only half agree with you on Edge of Tomorrow and the To Do List, I really hate the weird artsy To Do List poster, but I actually like the whimsical hand drawn one. Also I’m not too fond of Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow poster, but I think with the different pose and the female lead, her [Emily Blunt] poster actually works a lot more for me.
I’m cautiously excited for Peabody and Sherman, I loved that segment of Rocky and Bullwinkle but they also look very similar to the awful Rocky and Bullwinkle live action/animated movie. The Vampire Academy is a beautifully designed logo, though I’m not sold on the “stakes” pun they snuck in there. “Through the Never” was one of my favorite songs off the Black Album and it’s such a great title for a movie, though I’m not exactly sure I’m sold on the narrative concert movie. This Frozen poster I thought was kind of boring, and I do want to mention Enough Said as being a nice poster even though it’s a little bittersweet after the passing of Gandolfini.
And finally, I’m right there with you on Saving Mr. Banks. I’d actually heard the name of the movie floating around but never paid it much thought, but this poster immediately told me what I needed to know and I went straight to looking up the trailer and am now psyched for the movie. (T’s note: That’s EXACTLY what a poster should do!) Though I’m very curious if they’ll end on the true result or the happier one, as I remember seeing the trivia that the author also ended up disliking the final product.
And as for the comic con posters, they are amazing. Especially the 47 Ronin ones, but especially the X-Men ones! See what I did there? So excited for X-Men, and now more curious about 47 Ronin, especially the woman who feels Oni-ish to me. (See the 47 Ronin trailer HERE)
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