Movie posters are a big part of the movie business, and over the years have transformed into collectors’ items. Sure, some of the standard floating head posters do nothing more than showcase the stars involved with the movies. Still, other times posters have the ability to become works of art, pieces worthy of being framed and hung in any cinema lover’s theater room. In our new recurring feature called “Posterizing,” we’ll highlight interesting posters and discuss what they hopefully say about their movies.
Personally, I have a few framed movie posters. I have a double-sided poster of ‘WALL-E’ from Disney Movie Rewards, a poster from ‘Casino Royale’, and a ‘Ratatouille’ poster hanging in the kitchen. I wish I had more room for posters, but with limited wall space, I’ve got to be choosy. Tell us in the Comments about the posters you have in your home.
Here are some new movie posters that have caught my attention:
‘The Adventures of Tintin’
I have no idea what to expect from Steven Spielberg’s new movie ‘The Adventures of Tintin’, but I do know that the new poster for it reminds me of the ‘Peter Pan’ poster used for the 2003 live-action film. The artwork gives the movie a very fun and whimsical look to it.
The other ‘Tintin’ poster highlights the action that we can hopefully expect in the movie, with pirate ships on fire and planes going down. Neither of these posters is very artistic in the sense that you’d want to hang them on your wall. They’re standard marketing fare, but still fun to look at.
One of my most anticipated titles of the year is the new Muppets movie. I love its poster too. Even though it’s a floating head-esque picture, how often do you get to see the Muppets walking on their own two legs?
[Posters courtesy of ImpAwards.com.]