I’m not sure I understand what is going on in this poster. Is there some kind of war going on down there? And if that is the case why is the dude fighting a sabertooth? Shouldn’t he be more worried about the fight below?
Confusion aside, this poster is very consistent with the previous poster, both in terms of it’s aesthetics and in terms of it’s content. Once again we see a primitive man with primitive weapons trying to overtake nature, which is represented in the form of a scary prehistoric animal.
I thought the other poster looked I little weird, which hampered it’s effectiveness. This one seems to have a much better execution of the concept. However, sabertooths are just not as scary as giant mammoths. Don’t get me wrong, they are scary enough. But the sheer size of the mammoth made the conflict with it seem so much more grandiose and the task of the prehistoric man so much more daunting. Which is a very long way of saying the mammoth was cooler.
I’m surprisingly interested in this movie, considering how little I liked previous Roland Emmerich films. So, good job marketing people! And damn you if the movie turns out to be as bad as past Emmerich efforts.