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June 22nd, 2007 at 10:12 pm

New Hot Rod Poster

in: Comedy

Host Rod Poster
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I think it’s interesting to compare this new Hot Rod poster with this poster from Talladega Nights.

Talladegga Nights Poster

Both are recent comedies with sports related themes. And both went with a poster featuring the main character starring into the distance, with several of the other characters floating around them.

However there are also some differences. The poster for Hot Rod features a lot more white space and is generally less busy than the Talladega Nights poster. It also has more of a vintage feeling to it. And of course, only one poster has Will Ferrell in it. Which is a very significant difference since Will’s face is enough to get millions of butts into the theater seats.

I quite like the Hot Rod poster, even tough it’s not an especially original design. It’s manages to walk the line of being funny without being ridiculous. But I’m still worried that this movie might need more creative and bold posters in order to sell it, since it lacks any big names or an attention grabbing premise. Will Ferrell as a Nascar racer sells itself. Andy Samberg as a deluded stunt man not so much.

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    [...] Andy Samberg daredevil film Hot Rod has a new theatrical poster that popped up over on Movie Poster Addict. I love it as it, as Gus there points out, it fits right in the “clueless sports idiot and [...]

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    talladega nights the ballad of ricky bobby
    is how i got inspirated to race stockcar since i grew up around nascar racing and i’m my dad’s son and crew cheif

    derekjessup on November 21st, 2010


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