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.)
Several posters of note since last we looked at the new posters. In addition to the 3-poster banner for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, several others stand out for both good and not-so-good reason. The Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit poster sadly uses the staple Keira Knightley open mouth stare and a disproportionate head atop her shoulders, and the use of the maze shadow was better in a previous poster. Island of Lemurs makes me smile, more so than Rio 2.
Many others this week, however, were pretty solid and amazing. Starting with Tracks. I have NO idea what that is about but I like the poster. Godzilla continues to impress me after the great teaser trailer this poster, inspired by the trailer, still only teases the infamous monster and still manages to show the scale of destruction and terror to be had. Another favorite poster of mine is Earth to Echo. Simply beautiful.
Lastly, the final poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug featuring Bilbo being eyed by Smaug is a snapshot of one of the more anticipated sequences of the film…and all of the gold may just represent how much money the film hopes to rake in this opening weekend. 🙂
My faves of the week: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Godzilla and Tracks.
An interesting mix this week, I’m also confused by this version of Shadow Recruit, it just feels so static. Both Costner and Pine look like they’re just about ready to start doing something, but in a very mellow way. And while I agree with you about Tracks, I had a very similar reaction to Earth to Echo and was drawn to that one more so. I never got around to the first Rio and this poster doesn’t do anything to make me interested in what looks like a typical fish out of water family mishap comedy.
While I’m not so much drawn to this poster of Edge of Tomorrow, I did catch the trailer and love me a good time loop story. The Hobbit poster is really a sight to behold, showing the scale of the dragon, the insignificant size of Bilbo, and even has the pillars on the edge bowed to look slightly like claws and also like they are closing in around him, a very well designed piece. I also like the triple poster for Amazing Spider-Man 2, which makes nice use of TV screens to include enough in each one to feel complete while not making the whole picture feel too redundant.
My faves of the week: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Earth to Echo
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