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April 25th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

Wanted Movie Posters

If I was to make a list of the 10 summer films most likely to be box office disappointments I think Wanted would easily secure a spot. Nothing I have seen from the marketing for this film so far has made it look like more than a generic action film featuring guns and Angelina Jolie. Where is the uniqueness? The broad appeal?

Take, for example, this NY Comic Con poster released last week.

Wanted Poster

Jame McAvoy holding two guns, a heavily tattooed Angelina holding another and little else. And the two characters aren’t even interacting any any way with one another.

Today we have another Wanted poster, via AICN, and it’s a little bit better.

Wanted Poster

This is very similar to the Angelina Jolie portion of the last poster, but now it’s in black and white, her eyes are closed and she is leaning against the gun. These little differences amount to a huge improvement. First because the more simple poster ends up resulting in a much more memorable image. Second because Jolie’s expression seems to convey some inner turmoil or at least some sort of contemplation. This adds an appealing emotional layer to the poster which makes it much more gripping.

But it’s still a very generic looking action movie image. They are going to have to do better than this.

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  • 1

    I think the second poster is actually pretty striking, although it’s impact on you may have been weakened by having seen the other one first. I really like the way that the design of the tattoo on her hand syncs with the embossing on the grip of the gun.

    Philip J on April 26th, 2008
  • 2

    Wow that first poster is HORRIBLE! And look the second one is pretty cool except… where have …. I … seen that before? Hmmm… Oh right, The Bourne Ultimatum posters.

    Andrew James on April 28th, 2008
  • 3

    The second one looks a lot the like LADY VENGEANCE poster.

    Kurt on April 30th, 2008
  • Kurt on April 30th, 2008
  • 5

    Does anyone else think her body parts look disproportionate, as if the parts of her body that we do see were just cut out and put together like that?

    That said, I do like the second poster. I agree, its impact is lost a little bit after seeing the first one.

    Pristine on May 1st, 2008
  • 6

    Her photo is totally distorted. Her arm, and take a look at the thumb on her hand… something is totally wrong with all of that.

    Davor on May 5th, 2008
  • 7

    It looks a flipped version of the poster for ‘Desperado’.

    hng23 on May 11th, 2008
  • 8

    4 stars

    johanies ahamed on June 28th, 2008
  • 9

    [...] And in celebration of Wanted’s surprisingly strong second place finish in the box office here are some international poster. Great? No, not even close. But they are a lot better than these. [...]

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