Madea Goes to Jail Poster

Madea Goes to Jail Poster

The posters for Tyler Perry’s movies are one of this site’s obsessions. So I just have to post the latest one.

But even if I didn’t have to, I would do it anyway. Keeping with the tradition this early poster is beautiful and restrained, and feels and looks different from most of the other posters you are likely to see nowadays. Also, I’m a sucker for smoke effects.

That said, this is sort of an oddly dark poster. Tyler Perry’s brand basically means two things for me: humor and heart-warming sentimentality (and I mean that in the best way possible). This seems to lack both of those elements, and I wonder if this is a reflection of the movie’s tone or just a reflection of an over eager attempt to keep the poster clean and sophisticated.

Still, great to look at.

(Via IMPAwards and Black Voices)

7 thoughts on “Madea Goes to Jail Poster”

  1. what the hell is that? i have no problem with perry. i have never seen any of his films (only the plays). i like his writing (like you said, comedy and sentiment and there’s nothing wrong with that). my biggest complaint is i agree with ebert that all his good writing is shot in the foot by a linebacker in drag for no apparent reason. i described one of the plays as watching WAITING TO EXHALE and suddenly flip wilson shows up as geradine. it isn’t like black women are getting so many roles…

    that being said, this doesn’t look like a comedy. you can barely see madea’s face in the bird.

    i keep thinking this would have made a kick ass poster for the CROW remake they announced this weekend.

  2. Knowing his movies the next poster will feature a grotesque Madea pulling a broad facial expression as she stands inside a jailcell with her hands on the bars or something to that effect.

  3. Unfortunately, I see this poster as an attempt to show the serious sides of the movie, but in my heart I will always see this as a parody on Shawshank Redemption overly dramatic movie posters.
    My friends and I couldn’t stop laughing at this (we took it as a parody), and I think it’s a LOT more fun to look at it that way. XD

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