I think this approach is actually smarter and funnier than the “they won’t let us show even one frame because the movie is just so controversial” approach. And much, much better than the more clearly sexual poster.
And not only is the contrast between the images and the title very funny, it also softens the blow a little, which I think makes the film seem more broadly appealing. As much as you might know rationally that it’s a joke, it’s hard to see the movie with this poster as something that could actually be offensive, or too pornotastic for one’s tastes.
This new poster for Fuel reminds us of just how much poster designers love to mistreat our lovely planet.
Obviously the environmental documentary genre has been a boon to this type of poster. But it is not the only genre that employs it.
These are the few I could remember from the top of my head. Surely there are many more.
(Via WildAboutMovies and IMPAwards)
One of the very best things about this Valkyrie poster was that it resisted the temptation of splashing a huge picture of Tom Cruise’s face all over itself. Well, no such restraint in Asia apparently as these Japanese and Korean posters show.
Honestly, the restraint in the American version probably had a lot to do with Cruise’s fading star. Having his huge face on a poster might just not be such a turn on to audiences anymore. Meanwhile, as far as I know the guy is still very popular in Asia, or at least in Japan, so we get big heads. Logical, in a way. But it makes for much less appealing posters.
It is interesting though that the Japanese poster shows nothing but Cruise, not even on the borders. If it wasn’t for the eye patch this could be a poster for pretty much any Cruise movie ever.
(Thanks to Casty the Clown for sending these over)
For no particular reason today I feel like posting a bunch of posters somewhat related to politics. Hope that you are, for some unknown reason, in a political mood too.
Probably my favorite of the bunch.
In case you don’t remember or haven’t seen it (blasphemy!) a political campaign is one of the ways Brewster finds to waste the money.
Ok, ok, not a real movie poster. But i couldn’t help myself.