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.)
This week there were several “multiples” for the same movie that released that I didn’t include. Of course there are the beautiful posters for Frozen that do seem a tad bit more centralized on the heroine than previous versions, but there were several for The Fifth Estate, Divergent, Despicable Me 2, etc that all seemed rather redundant and/or droll. Instead, I included several posters for films that not too many people have heard about but that stand out quite a bit.
(I do have one criticism about Disney and Frozen: Just because you had a success with a movie, i.e. Tangled, doesn’t mean that you have to make the characters in the next film all look the same! That’s frustrating, boring, confusing and not unique. Frozen might as well be called Tangled 2: The Snow Braided Adventure.”)
I really like the look of Banshee Chapter and the fact that it seems so different from Margin Call has my interest. The simplicity of the Diana poster makes me think as she herself looks quite pensive and blue. Not really a fan of the Divergent or Ender’s Game posters. The movies themselves appear to want to attract the same audience but their posters are terribly boring.
Several staple poster styles such as Ride Along imitating The Heat and Black Nativity and The Best Man Holiday looking no different than others of the same style just make me roll my eyes. 🙄 But posters like Paris Countdown have me scratching my head wondering what in the world that movie is about. It’s poster is unique but something seems off about it…perhaps it is the hourglass’ size with the Eiffel Tower dwarfed behind it.
Where the Thor: The Dark World posters are concerned…I only have one thing to say: “HEIMDALL has a poster!!!” 🙂
My faves of the week: Banshee Chapter, Diana and Dark Touch.
First off, I want to point out the weird triangle of negativity in the Black Nativity. You start at the top with the two people smiling widely, then there’s two people below them with smaller smiles on their faces, the one guy with a fairly neutral face, and the sourpuss right in the bottom middle of the triangle. Weird. I really like the drawing style of Dark Touch and the open space in Diana. Divergent is another one with a nice touch of simplicity to it. On the opposite end, Ender’s Game is way too busy and none of it really comes together. And while I remember liking the earlier Best Man Holiday poster, I’m not a fan of this one as it feels more photoshopped and forced…more posed than the last big group shot.
I absolutely love the style, colors, and tagline of Paris Countdown, and Banshee Chapter is such a weird hodgepodge of images that come together in a nice, creepy way. And I also love that Heimdal gets his own Thor poster, such a minor character, but such great presence in the first movie.
My faves of the week: Paris Countdown, The Dark Touch and Divergent.
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