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September 14th, 2009 at 11:39 am » Comments (0)

The giant waves seem a little underwhelming in this image. If you are not paying close attention you might confuse them with the mountains they are engulfing. But this problem aside I actually quite like the idea of the poster, and of the related scene we can see in the trailer. The basic formula for [...]

Prince of Persia Posters

July 20th, 2009 at 8:44 pm » Comments (6)

I think Peter nails it: these posters look like glossy magazine covers. Quite serious and somber glossy magazine covers in fact. Which strikes me as pretty odd, considering this is an epic adventure through an enchanted land. I’m sort of getting the adventure part, but the enchanted land and the epic escape me. Lots of [...]

Inglorious (But Very Good Looking!) Killers of Nazis

July 9th, 2009 at 8:45 pm » Comments (1)

Brad Pitt as Nazi killing machine, and some vaguely humorous text. This is the most crystal clear case for why you might want to see this film I have seen so far. It’s not necessarily my favorite design, as I’m quite fond of the character posters with the white and red background that have cropped [...]

Guns Blazing: The Movie

June 22nd, 2009 at 9:54 pm » Comments (5)

BANG! BANG BANG! RATATATATATATATATATA! RATATATATATATATATATA! AGAIN! Ahmmm… snikit? Talk about bringing a knife to a gun fight. Seriously white ninja dude, even black ninja dude is shooting a gun, get with the program. (Via IMPAwards)

9 + 9 + 9 = Too Much

June 5th, 2009 at 10:44 pm » Comments (8)

So, just to make everything clear. This year will see the release of 9 an animated film directed by Shane Acker which has this very cool Russian poster: Scary, funny and compelling in all the right ways isn’t it? Reminds me a little of Coraline, and I mean that in a good way. Also coming [...]

More Transformers

June 4th, 2009 at 10:26 pm » Comments (2)

This is kind of a weird poster. Here we have our favorite heroes running either towards or from some unseen something, being shown from sort of a strange angle. And the robots look uncharacteristically cartoonish, considering how much of this series has been based around showing what these giant creatures might look like in real [...]

G.I. Dull

May 28th, 2009 at 10:23 pm » Comments (1)

I complained that in the last batch of posters the characters in G.I. Joe all looked the same. Well, in this poster a much better job is done of distinguishing the bad guys from the good guys. The good guys are surrounded by blue flames and background. The bad guys are surrounded by red flames [...]

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Poster

May 13th, 2009 at 11:09 pm » Comments (7)

A quick perusal of my posts about the first Transformers informs me the I actually liked its posters much less than I remembered. But there were at least a couple of very good ones. And I was very interested in seeing each and every one of the posters, and was happy to analyze them to [...]

UK and France Represent

April 6th, 2009 at 10:11 pm » Comments (4)

Last week I, very lightly, mocked the repetition of some design decisions in the posters for the X-Men series. Well, Today France totally shut me up. Different characters in every poster! Well, one or two different characters in every poster, but still… I have to admit that, as far as selling the movie goes, this [...]

Star Trek?

April 1st, 2009 at 11:03 pm » Comments (6)

It took me a good 30 seconds to actually realize that this was a picture of a moving (I imagine) enterprise. Before that I kept seeing a weird shower head. I think the goal of the Star Trek marketing is to keep the core trekkie audience interested while also significantly broadening the series appeal. A [...]

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