Movie poster round-up: Compliance, Detachment and sexy death threats
Posted by Luke at 22:10 on 08 Jul 2012
I told them if they constructed a replica 1800s music hall on top of the old railway line and staged a lavish version of Anna Karenina with Hollywood actors, then it would all end in disaster. But they chose not to listen. And now Jude Law is dead.
It would be easy to dismiss Bait as yet another Sharktothing vs Crocofshit, but a quick check of the credits reveals the writer to be none other than Duncan Kennedy. Who, you ask? He also wrote Samuel L. Jackson/LL Cool J smart-shark-fest Deep Blue Sea, which makes him the Mario Puzo of the underwater mutant screenwriting world in my book.
I can't think of anything to say about this poster for Compliance. Judging by the small novel written up the side though it's probably quite good, because they wouldn't put bad stuff in there just to mess with us, would they? (*checks loads of old movie posters*) Guys we've been had!
Detachment tells the heartwarming story of the man with the longest face in the world, and his quest to find an Instagram filter that can squeeze his head into one photo.
Dick-flick Magic Mike is already out but this special 4th July Independence Day poster is pretty hot. I mean cool. Cool. Tell my girlfriend about this and I will fight you to the death!
Hopefully when Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim (stop sniggering at the back) is released next year, someone will arrange a special screening for Michael Bay, Peter Berg and Jonathan Liebesman just to point at the screen afterwards and say "see, that's what your films are missing".
Am I the only person who thinks the poster campaign for The Dark Knight Rises has been a little... naff? Most of the posters have been sloppy composites or unimaginative landscapes. Take the IMAX poster below for example: what is Batman meant to be standing on? Jarring. Christopher Nolan really needs to pull his act together.
Imagine being on the bus to work when the cannibal apocalypse kicks off, and all you packed that morning was a pair of those little squash shorts. I don't think that happens to anyone in The Day but it's a terrifying thought nonetheless.
Warning: staring at this ultra-wide poster for The Expendables 2 for too long will put hair on your chest, even if you're a woman. Also: is Arnie crying whilst hugging his gun?
No sarcasm, no snark; here's a genuinely lovely poster for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to end this week's round-up. If only they could all be like this. Or that shark film, that's good too. Bye.