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.)
A lot of posters this week and quite the range of styles. So many different colors and styles; and several of them showcase just one person (11 out of 15 do).
Some I just have to mention. Gravity gets us up close and personal with George Clooney and gives off an expected tone for the upcoming thriller. I really like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and his head (and all of him) being up in the clouds. The Hunted grabs my attention with the colorization. I have no idea what that is for but it reminds me of V/H/S.
The poster for Mr. Pip may be a bit lazy as a collage, but I like it because it makes me think of The Impossible. I hope it is a fraction of as good. As cool as the Thor ones are, they don’t do anything special for me. Dallas Buyers Club annoys me in that it has McConaughey holding a phrase instead of, perhaps, a pill. It’s odd and takes away from the poster for me. I am having a hard time picking which I like more among the colorful 47 Ronin, the time-period The Gettysburg Address and the amazing All is Lost.
Just some all around good posters this week for me.
Now, I don’t know that the Dallas Buyers Club was originally a pill, but I thought the version here was a neat idea, and honestly still do, though I’m not sold on the blurry, unrecognizable eyepatch-wearing face. I think it’s interesting to look at both These Birds Walk and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, they are basically the same pose and yet evoke completely different emotions. Mitty is much more whimsical with his stuffy business suite and muted colors, even his pose feels a little stiff, while These Birds Walk is much more energetic and uplifting with the warm colors and the more natural, athletic pose.
I’m interested in the style of the Salinger poster, but I’m unfamiliar with the story and the tagline feels like it’s exploiting the whole Snowden case. The two Thor posters are alright, I think between the two of them, I’m more fond of Loki’s poster and find it interesting that they use a more warm color palette for him. I do like Gravity with the subtle helmet reflection, All is Lost with it’s tilted horizon, The colorful nature of 47 Ronin, and the interesting framing in A Single Shot.
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