My God, this poster is amazing. 80s retro, bold colors (including orange, my favorite), crisp graphic design…this is the sort of poster so good that, if I wasn’t starting this series, I’d want to see the film just so I could highlight this poster. As it is, it sounds like an interesting documentary. So I might see it. But it probably won’t be as awesome as this poster.
I’ve already mentioned how much I want to see the film. But this poster doesn’t hurt a bit. I think it’s the soft texture of the image that makes it work. It doesn’t look too cartoony or like it’s trying too hard. Can’t wait for this one.
I’m so ready for this film. And this poster is just what I like: bold, sharp images, bright colors, a distinct style…it makes the film look bright and fun and flashy, all the things I hope it will be.
On the other hand, there’s this. Not that this is so much a bad poster, though Struzan’s seen better days (though, honestly, I think he’s a bit overrated), but because it just adds to the overwhelming weirdness of this film. It looks like a 90s romcom-drama. Especially that silly little heart. This looks like a page from a yearbook or something. And instead it’s some weird film about a earth-shaking book with about as bizarre a cast as I’ve ever seen. I don’t even know.
Not the greatest poster ever, but a decent teaser poster for a film that, I think, looks pretty good (I’ll highlight it in my next Trailer Salad). The unearthly giant whale beneath the tiny, fragile Essex gets the point thoroughly across.
I’m not all that interested in the film, but I dig this poster. Any poster that has an element of the handcrafted gets points from me, but it’s the great 70s-retro lettering (especially on the title) that sells me. It’s totally like the cover of Portnoy’s Complaint (which might be the point, actually, given the Philip connection).
I’m not sure what it is about this poster. Maybe it’s the use of color, which I like, or maybe it’s the fact that it feels like a bit of a throwback to the posters these sorts of films would get 10-15 years ago. I don’t know, but I like it. It makes the film look friendly and inviting. And since it’s actually been getting decent reviews, I might give it a shot.
Again, a touch of the handcrafted. I always appreciate that. And it gives off a welcoming, lighthearted feel, which makes me want to see the film even more than I already do. (And I already do.)