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.)
The teaser poster for The Monuments Men looks as if it was rushed out of the photoshop presses after the release of the great trailer yesterday (see it HERE). Rush, however, looks pretty good. I like how the streaks from speed on the poster go right along with the title. I wouldn’t have minded if they only used the bottom half of that poster and made it into a banner!
Honestly, at first I didn’t like the poster for Jayne Mansfield’s Car, but it grew on me. Why? Rather than list the names of everyone in a bold font and in your face, the names are subtly placed at the bottom and the faces of the people are shown instead to portray who is in it…eliminating part of the guessing game. Plus, it’s got that weird road/asphalt/blanket in the foreground and I have no idea what it’s for. haha.
If I liked Joaquin Phoenix a bit more, I might like the poster for her. From far away it just looks like a floating head since his shirt matches the background. I am really looking forward to the movie (see the trailer HERE), but this poster…to me…Horrible. And the Lovelace ones are attractive I guess, but I liked the one HERE from a few weeks ago more.
Definitely not much to go on this week.
I disagree with you about Her though, I’m not sure what the movie’s about but with Spike Jonze directing I get the feeling it’s something quirky and off kilter. I also quite liked Mission Park, I have no idea what’s going on in that scene, but I want to know. I’m not sold on Jayne Mansfield’s Car though, while I do appreciate the fact that it’s a cast group shot rather than a cast photoshop, it’s just not a very interesting image. The tear and the tire marks add a little bit to it, but not enough in my opinion. And Ender’s Game is just plain old sci-fi cool.
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
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