I was expecting the poster of Bane where he is walking away from the broken Batman mask. That one is my favorite, but nonetheless all great posters
That was a terrific poster!!
that was my favorite as well
Wasn’t that from 2011 though?
I’m not sure, but maybe that’s why it’s not here.
There isn’t a single poster on there that I would want to hang on my wall.
I saw the “The Wolverine” poster for the first time a couple nights ago and just walked over and stared at it for a couple minutes with a big goofy smile on my face.
All these posters look great, the Paranorman one is my favorite.
Where is the Avengers?Their poster is amazing and I have it on my wall……I really hope to see IM3 on the list because it looks ASTONISHING
The term movie poster has been diluted in the Internet age
when many posters are only made for online viewing it seems.
This great rundown of the past year proves the art is not dead.
The Amazing Spider-Man was a favorite of mine along with
Paranorman and Casa de mi Padre just for the retro feel.
I actually have not seen some of these and thanks for that too, Paul.
The Japanese The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is one and
probably should be used universally and not just Japan.
One characteristic of all these is they retain the quality
of persuasively announcing an event that must be seen.
@Robert – Totally agree with you. The digital age has really watered down what defines a movie poster. Maybe next year I do a list of just posters hung in theaters? Not sure I would accomplish that though lol.
My impression from your selection, Paul, that the level
of work put into them meant these actually were likely for
use in theaters as posters as opposed to online consumption.
By picking the best you may have hit the theater list this time.
Love The Hobbit poster!! Does anyone know if there’s an English version available?
I really loved the new Wolverine motion poster aswell.
I really loved the gunbarrel poster for “Skyfall”
Yeah, because we’ve NEVER seen THAT before on in a Bond movie.
Favorite posters are the tom hardy lawless poster and bane walking away from the mask….oh and abe lincoln vph
The Amazing Spiderman poster looks like male genetalia
The Japanese poster for the Avengers was amazing and conveyed the message of seemingly outwardly ordinary people being extraordinary heroes.
I love the attention to detail on The Wolverine poster, especially the red watermarked stamp.
@Sakib – eek! The Japanese Avengers poster made our worst of list. heh
Agree about Wolverine though. Extremely well done.
Most of these were horrible.
Why do you say they were horrible?
“TED” is the best, nobody in a million years imagine a little Teddy bear urinating in a Men`s restroom …LOL
I really like “The Lone Ranger” poster. Although the movie is not coming out until 2013, the poster is still from 2012.
@David – Yeah, that is a good one. I could easily swap it out with Life of Pi and be happy. Is what it is now though.
Meh, Ted was the only one that wasn’t all that great. Otherwise, entertaining list! Some of the posters were really awesome!
I’ve been waiting for this list!
Aside from the Life Of Pie poster (which looks kinda cheap IMO), they’re all pretty good.
My favorite of the year would have to be the two Wolverine posters though. They’re so good… and the Ted poster still makes me laugh every time I see it!
@The Avenger – Thanks. The more I look at Life of Pi the less I like it. If I did it over I’d probably remove it.
Agree about the two Wolvie posters. The 2nd one came out after I had finished this article though :/
Whenever the topic of Movie Posters comes up my first thoughts are Drew Struzen. I recieved a book of his art and posters a couple of years ago and I love it. So many great posters for movies I grew up with…
That’s why my favorite on this list is The Hobbit because it reminds me of the posters I grew up loving and that wallpapered my walls for years…
Although it is technically an older film, it WAS released this year… my favourite poster of the year was for Cabin in the Woods. I loved the “deconstructed” cabin in the poster, which matched the film so well.
I was puzzled at first why the Dark Knight Rises poster with the broken Batman mask didn’t make it here, but then I remembered they had that for 2011. Also, I never saw that Bane poster here before. Looks really cool! Anyways, good picks. Im just surprised the final Avengers poster didn’t make it here though (the one with all the heros in New York) I thought that one was pretty cool.
i want that bane rise and the wolverine poster!! awesome job on those. they look like real street art and no over photoshoped crap feasts…although i cant stand that life of pi poster. looks pretty cheesy for a movie with amazing visuals
hi, i like ice age continental. the concept was great. and i think it represent the joy and adventure of the film. what do you think ?
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“Not all foreign movie posters are bad”?????????????
The Japanese, French, Spanish, Mexican, Brazilian, Italian, Cuban (and the list goes on)posters use to be works of art.
Remember that posters are a mainly made in those countries by artists, not by Photoshoppers.
Please research and come back to me.
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