In yesterday’s post, I mentioned a few “bad” movies that had really cool posters. For the second installment of this feature – you may have guessed – I decided to make the polar opposite observation. Now I am taking a look at posters that are an assault on the eyes, but the film itself was quite enjoyable.
To get things going, here are a couple of films that meet the criteria for me:
I am especially intrigued by the poster for The King’s Speech. Helena Bonham-Carter and Geoffrey Rush seem to be in a period comedy of manners (think Noel Coward), while Colin Firth is in an entirely different movie. As for Star Trek IV, it is simply an 80’s nightmare. As for X-Men First Class it looks like someone was on a deadline and had to produce something really, really quick.
These designers could probably take a lesson from Simon C. Page.
While we are on the subject of movie poster artwork, I thought I would show you a quite lovely poster about a film I know very little (must less seen):
But I digress …. What awful posters can you think of which do not accurately represent the quality / your enjoyment of the motion picture they are charged with promoting?