Shrooms Poster

Shrooms Movie Poster

Sure, the moon as a skull thing has been done before. But this is a very good implementation of that concept. It cleverly includes the movie’s premise, which involves a bunch of teenagers getting high on mushrooms. And it also conveys a scary but still humorous mood, which I imagine is what the movie is going for.

Before I saw this poster I didn’t even know this movie existed. Now I’m curious about it. So, it works for me.

Men in Tights: Super-Hero Movie Poster Silliness Throughout the Ages

While I was “researching” my piece on my favorite super-hero movie posters, I ended up running across quite a few silly examples of the genre. What is it about grown men wearing their underwear over their pants that makes for such silly posters? Hmm, forget I asked that.

Anyways, since Spider-Man 3 was once again the most seen film over the weekend, it seems like a good time to take a look at some very silly super-hero movie posters. This time, let’s do it chronologically. And let’s start with the 60’s, since there weren’t many super-hero movies before that decade.

The 60’s

The 60’s are remarkable mostly for bringing us the first Batman movie. Yes, that is right, the Batman you know, the one with Michael Keaton, wasn’t the first. This little pearl came over 20 years before.

Batman (1966)

Holy bad movie poster Batman!

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Dead or Alive Movie Poster

Dead or alive Movie Poster

Add me to the scores of people who are shocked that this is finally, after years of delay, going to make it to the big screen.

As for the poster itself, well, it look a lot like this Hero poster:

Hero Movie Poster

I’m guessing that this is not a coincidence, especially since both films are being released by the Weinsteins.

I generally like both posters, but the one for DOA amps the cheese factor significantly, making it less effective. Cowboy hats just don’t go together with swords.

Triangle Poster

Triangle Movie Poster

Today the folks over at Twitch Film bring us the official poster for Triangle. The film was directed by Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark and Johnnie To. Each of the three directors apparently helmed 30 minutes of the film.

The poster itself in not very inspiring. But it does recall the three heads premise behind the making of the film, which I’m guessing is going to be one of the main selling points.

The Ex Poster

The Ex Poster

I find it interesting that the poster sort of hints at, but doesn’t make it clear that the Jason Bateman character is wheelchair bound. That is one aspect of the movie that gets a lot of play in the trailer.

Otherwise, it’s mostly a typical characters against a white background poster, but only showing the characters from the waist up. More amusing than most posters of it’s kind, but not especially amusing per se.