Poster Roundup has arrived and it shall leave no prisoners… This week we take a look at the latest poster designs for The Master, The Expendables 2, Life Of Pi, Bachelorette, Robot And Frank, A Common Man,Leave It On The Floor, General Education, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, After, About Cherry, Freeloaders, Detropia and Ai Weiwei Never Sorry.
The first official poster for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master has been unveiled and it’s every bit as cryptic and intriguing as you would imagine. It’s a great design, even if I’m not exactly sure as to what the symbolism of the apparent wine bottle design is supposed to mean. However at the least its deceptively simple design is sure to stand out amongst the various in-your-face one sheets currently lining multiplexes. Speaking of which, the new poster for The Expendables 2 is quite the sight to behold. There’s nothing much new to see here, however a heavily armed motley crew of ultimate badasses is more than enough to lure this easily pleased viewer into the cinema. Lastly, I’ve never heard of this film called After before, but after seeing its enticing poster, I kind of want to. What’s up with all those keys?!? I need to know!
This week may not be the best week for good posters, but it sure is a good week for bad ones. First, I’d like to direct your attention to the terribly conceived Leave It On The Floor designs. Once you’ve finally finished laughing, I’d like you to shift your gaze over to the Life Of Pi poster. Now Life Of Pi is a highly revered book, so with such a classic piece of literature to borrow from you would think something better than an image of an apparent dwarf hanging out with an obviously fake tiger would be used to market the film. Plus the backdrop looks painfully unconvincing. Life Of Pi will most probably be a huge hit, but you wouldn’t be able to tell so from looking at its poorly photoshopped poster. Lastly I have zero clue as to what Ai Weiwei Never Sorry is (apparently it’s a documentary about a controversial artist), but a less appealing poster for a film I have never seen.
Head on after the jump to view this week’s selection in full. Click on each individual thumbnail to enlarge the image or scroll down a little further to see a larger version of the entire gallery. Enjoy!