When you are making a movie that is, to some extent, a parody of war movies, picking a famous war movie poster and having some fun with it is a good way to create a memorable and attention grabbing new poster. But although I like the concept, I don’t think this poster goes far enough. It is still too similar to the original full metal jacket poster. Of course, the original is pretty lean, so there isn’t that much you can do with it. But they should have tried harder anyway.
This second poster, on the other hand, is pretty blah. A lot of space dedicated to the sky and to little white letters. And again, not funny or playful enough. But it does show the actors. I’m guessing some people will be interested in the film because it has Larry The Cable Guy.
By looking at this poster I now know that it stars Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan and Felicity Huffman. It also tells me that the marketing people think that Lindsay’s image has been so damaged that Jane Fonda is actually the main attraction of the movie.
Overall, not a very interesting poster, is it?
Tommy DiChiara over at Cinematical has just posted ten brand new character posters from Hairspray, and they all look very much like the one above. Sure, the character changes, a little bit of the text changes and each one of the posters has a different, albeit equally loud, background color. But the overall effect is one of sameness, especially because the title takes so much space.
Still, I like the overall playful, colourful style they are going for. Will the film be equally playful and colourful? And more importantly, will it be fun? We’ll see.
Spider-Man has been ruling the movie world these last few days. So, what better time than now to make a list of my favorite posters from superhero movies?
Here is what I came up with:
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It’s easy to forget that there is another film opening this weekend, since Spider-Man 3 is getting all the attention. But Lucky You, the new Curtis Hanson film, is indeed coming to a screen near you today.
The poster itself is pretty standard stuff. Half of it dedicated to showing the stars’ heads, half of it dedicated to giving an idea of the location and premise. Not very exciting, but passable.
It’s not like there will be too many people paying attention to this poster this week anyway.
Nice posters. Very classy. Very stylish. Very dark. The choice of cutting the stars’ head in half is a little odd, but you can still tell who those people are, so I guess it’s okay.
However, I do think that the Denzel Washington one has a little too much black and not enough white. The lack of contrast makes the poster stand out less. The Russell Crowe one, on the other hand, grabs your attention immediately.
American Gangster only opens on November 2nd, so we should still see some other posters for it coming out. But so far so good.
Over at JoBlo they have six new Potter character posters. They all follow the same pattern of the one above, showing one of the main characters together with what I’m guessing is a relevant enemy that character will have to face in the movie.
I quite like these posters. They follow the same general aesthetic of the other Potter posters, but they seem to be more specific to the Potter 5 storyline. I think this will get the people who have already read the book more pumped for seeing it come alive on the big screen. And it will make the people who haven’t read the book (like me) curious. It’s a win-win situation.
Go over to JoBlo to see the rest of them.