The above Japanese poster for AvP2 is a lot less awesome than the one I had commented on before. Honestly, both creatures look a little cartoony in it. The previous Japanese poster was ominous and scary exactly because it showed so little, and therefore didn’t give the monsters a chance to look silly.
However, I still like how the design and choice of colors make the poster a little trippy and alien. Compare that with this Russian poster.
Much more boring and ugly looking, isn’t it? And like Chris says in his commentary of a very similar English language poster, it gives way too much focus to the humans. Is one of the humans Sigourney Weaver? Is the other one Arnold Schwarzenegger? No? Then I really don’t care. If I ever watch the movie I will watch it in order to see the beasts.
Hmmm, The Terminator Vs. Ripley, now that is a movie I would like to see. Bet they could come up with some great posters for that one.
Just one other note, they are apparently marketing this film in many foreign countries simply as Alien Vs. Predator 2, without the whole Requiem thing. I think I like it better that way.