Every once in a while I come across a poster which is by itself nice, but that doesn’t seem to completely fit the movie. This is one of those cases.
Which is to say that I like the poster. It’s not brilliant, but it does contain some creativity, style and smart use of colors. Much, much better than a poster with a giant Tom Cruise head. Even if the giant head was trying to eat Hitler.
But isn’t Valkyrie supposed to be a very serious, somewhat somber historic drama about an obviously failed plot? Considering that the poster seems considerably hip and light, something that might go better with a more lightweight caper like the Ocean’s film, or with a more action oriented movie like X-Men.
Then again maybe I’m just showing my prejudices. Maybe Valkyrie is more exciting and dynamic than I’m expecting. And as Glenn points out in comments, the posters for some of the awards season movies have been really, really bad, so I probably shouldn’t be complaining about a poster that I actually enjoy looking at.