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 to those, here are the new character posters for American Hustle:
Well, quite the mix today. We have a debut Jack Ryan poster that reminds me of Bourne Legacy or even the movie Recruit with Colin Farrell and Al Pacino, a rather ho-hum poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and a poster for James Franco’s film Sal that is a bit intriguing overall with his glance, etc. Some of these posters fall flat while others are pretty interesting.
I really like the IMAX poster for Ender’s Game. Man of Tai Chi grabs my attention with its use of the color red and minimalist style of sorts. Mandela makes me take a second glance because it really doesn’t look like Idris Elba. The Inside Llewyn Davis poster is neat because the title is “Inside” but Llewyn Davis exists “outside” the box. I like Concussion because if you saw just the image and the title alone, you’d have one idea and if you saw the image and the tagline alone, you’d have a completely different one. Pretty cool use. It took me a couple glances to realize there was a SECOND face in the background of Charlie Countryman, but I’m still not too interested in it yet.
And I like all of these character posters for Thor: The Dark World much more than the character posters from the first one.
My faves of the week: Man of Tai Chi, Concussion and Inside Llewyn Davis.
I don’t normally comment on mainly text based posters, but I find it awfully odd that in the Grudge Match that is starring De Niro and Stallone, but Kevin Hart and Alan Arkin get the prime placement in the center of the poster and are the names that your eye is drawn to first, which is weird because I imagine that they are supporting characters, and they’re also lesser known names. I also think that while Charlie Countryman is a bold and original choice having the image be sideways, it just doesn’t work for me. I also don’t like the Carrie poster, it doesn’t convey the right tone that comes to mind when I think of Carrie, this poster looks more like a torture porn style poster. And that Homefront poster looks just like an earlier one we featured, except now they’re in space? Based on what the poster looks like at least.
One poster that I think I want to read more into it than might actually be there is the Concussion poster, it’s such an ordinary, everyday image but when it’s combined with that tagline and that title, there’s definitely something more to it, and that intrigues me. I also love the contrast and framing in the Man of Tai Chi. I also like the look of Ender’s Game, earlier posters haven’t clicked with me much, but this is the first one that’s starting to make me more interested in the movie. I also like the fact that two more of Thor’s warrior friends get their own posters, even though the styles look so similar that I feel like I’ve seen them before several times now.
My faves of the week: Man of TaiChi, Ender’s Game and Concussion.
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