Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sheet-y Saturday.

Where we take a look at posters for upcoming features.
I love that for this remake, they're pretty much copying the original poster (still one of the most iconic one-sheets of all time). However I resent that they're trying to fill it with unnecessary details, like the too-Photoshopped reflection of Alexander Skarsgård in James Marsden's broken glass or the red, crazy tagline, but meh, as far as we go, this will end up being one of the best posters of the year.

I'm sorry but I still don't get what's so special about Mia Wasikowska. I'm curious as to see what the hell did the great Gus Van Sant see in her to give her the lead in his latest movie. Coldly received in Cannes, the film is set to open soon in our part of the world and with the poster's little information, perhaps it's going to be one of those cute surprises we get sometimes, or more Wasikowska doing nothing and getting praise for it. Who knows. Gotta love the simple design for the poster though and how with one tiny detail, the film's title is represented.

Dying to see either of these? Are you infatuated with Wasikowska?


Castor said...

The Straw Dogs poster is pretty retro, I like that. The Restless one is cute enough although very non-descript in that it doesn't convey much of anything about the story.

Simon said...

It's the pixie haircut. America just loves itself some foreign MPDGs with pixie cuts and witty banter.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

THANK YOU. I too don't get Wasikowska, sure she's the perfect Jane Eyre, but that's because Jane Eyre is impossibly bland which is what I get from Mia.

The poster is lovely, though.