Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sheet-y Saturday.

Where we take a look at posters for upcoming features.


The teaser was already a bit disappointing (with the whole I want to be Shrek vibe) and now is it just me or does the poster for Tangled seem completely icky?
All that hair! That conspicuous opening! It would've been a more appropriate poster for something like Teeth maybe...


Thanks to this magnificent new poster for Never Let Me Go I am now desperate to read the novel (best of the decade! according to the elegant quote from Time magazine)
Movie posters usually go one of two ways lately: creating specific concepts or terrible Photoshopping.
Rarely do we get movie stills as part of the campaign (I'm assuming this is a movie still by the way) and this one in particular has so much to say!
The beauty of the moment captured is that we don't know whether the characters are running to something or from something.
When to that you add the refreshingly odd sense of nostalgia brought by the peer and that genius stroke of typography genius in the "go" and we have something that promises more than I'd expected.
Will it deliver?

Seen anything good at your theater lobbies lately?

8 comments:

Mike Lippert said...

Spot on with the Teeth reference. I can't really get worked up about non Pixar Disney so whatever.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Ick. That tangled poster is almost repulsive, and though I know it's a new era (and I still probably can't think of Rapunzel except if it's in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods) but wouldn't someone who grew up with only one human contact be less vixen-ish? Whatever, the poster's still ick. I only wanted to see it because Kristin Chenoweth was doing the voice-work, and now that she's not - I don't really care either way (I hope my nephew doesn't want to see this...)

On Never Let Me Go, I'm debating if to read the book or not. I want to go into the film completely blank (a la Atonement), but then I want a good book to read.

Jose said...

Mike: couldn't agree more, without Pixar they shouldn't even bother to make movies.

Andrew: hahaha it's gross ain't it?
We totally should read the book together and discuss it!
I just need to buy it first LOL.

Simon said...

Nog good posters lately, besides ZNLMG, of course.

Tangled makes me nervous.

Robert said...

Tangled just looks horrendous! It's too bad too, since Princess and the Frog was so good - I was hoping that Disney was on a roll.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

But Robert, Jose doesn't like The Princess & the Frog so he'll probably think Tangled is just a continuation.

Ha.

Jose said...

Simon: right on, it's getting tougher and tougher to compile these posts on a weekly basis haha.

Robert: Andrew's right, I did not care much for Princess hehe...

But Andrew come on, I'm willing to give this one a chance. Movies with awful posters don't have to be bad movies!

Colleen said...

I had to endure this trailer when I went to see Toy Story 3. Then, the 3-D was screwed up, I had to have my money refunded and wait for the non-3D showing. Guess what? I had to sit through this horrible trailer AGAIN! I didn't think it could get worse, then you showed me this poster!