Today we have a trio of new posters that just popped online recently, they include the disaster movie, 2012, the Martin Scorsese/Leonardo DiCaprio psychological thriller, Shutter Island, and the millionth next installment in the Saw franchise, Saw VI. One is pretty boring, one is pretty cool and one is pretty intriguing. Find out which poster match up to which description below.
First up we have Roland Emmerich’s (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) new disaster epic, 2012. Based on the “doomsday prediction” that the world is going to come to an end in the year (you guessed it) 2012, it looks to basically showcase the different cataclysmic disasters that are occurring around the world, presumably focusing on John Cusick’s character (the lead) and his family that we’ve seen in the trailer. Check out the poster below (click it, and any of the other posters, for a larger version):
The 2012 poster is the pretty cool one in my eyes, although it’s basically just like a still from the trailer where we saw cities being practically torn in half. Nonetheless I like it: it’s definitely eye-catching and think it gives of the appropriate vibe for the movie.
Next up is the new Scorsese film, Shutter Island, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley and the new Freddy Krueger himself, Jackie Earle Haley. This is the “pretty boring” poster I mentioned. It’s not too dissimilar to the previous poster we saw which was spotted at Cannes earlier this year, something I was hoping would not be the case. Check it out and see what you think of it:
It’s another case of a floating head really getting in the way of things (DiCaprio’s the star, I know, but do they really need to be that blatant?). If they just removed DiCaprio it would be a lot more effective.
Finally we have the “pretty intriguing” poster I talked about, which is surprisingly the one for Saw VI. This is a franchise who’s blood arguably ran dry three films ago, but nonetheless people keep going to see them and thus the movies make a killing at the box office (at least for the type of movies that they are). I find the poster strangely intriguing, check it out:
The first thing I noticed was the lack of the word “Saw” on the poster, which I guess means (at least for the teasers) they are confident enough that people will know what franchise it is just by a glimpse of one of the ads. I haven’t seen the fifth Saw movie (although I’ve seen 1-4), so perhaps what this poster depicts relates to something that happened in that film? But as someone who’s not completely informed, this poster has at least piqued my interest.
What do you make of this latest batch of posters? Which is your favorite?
2012 opens on November 13th, Shutter Island opens in the US on October 2nd and in the UK on October 9th; and Saw VI opens on October 23rd, all in 2009.
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