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Subj: Re: thjan, can you elaborate a bit...
Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 at 06:43:03 pm EST (Viewed 210 times)
Reply Subj: thjan, can you elaborate a bit...
Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 at 02:04:39 pm EST (Viewed 13 times)

    ... on why you think these are two of the worst movie posters you have ever seen? I'm genuinely curious and a bit baffled honestly. They look good to me: simple, striking, memorable, classy. Nothing fancy, and I can certainly understand why you might prefer a different style or color scheme or whatever, but worst ever? I'm not seeing it. I always enjoy reading your posts and respect your opinion, so I'm not trying to get on your case here, I just want to better understand where you're coming from on this.

Hi Flemm,

I know you’re not trying to get on my case or anything \:\-\) , and I’m sure you know I’m not a hater of the Thor movie or Marvel studios or something. I loved the first movie poster(I even bought two) and I’ve liked all the still images released so far. As for elaborating on why I don’t like these two posters, the following are some of the of the reasons I don't like them-

- They don’t look very professional to me. They look like fan made posters more than real movie posters imo. It just doesn’t look like much time or effort was spent on them.

- I don’t like the text going over the faces in either poster. I think it is very distracting and detracts from the images.

- I don’t like everything being made red in the first poster. It not only does it not look good to me, it also gives off more of a horror movie vibe than a superhero movie one imo.

- If it weren’t for the text going all over it, I would have thought the second poster was just four separate posters slapped together instead of one cohesive poster like it is supposed to be. While I think all four of the images are great individually(in fact I would like them to be released without the text on them), they don’t seem to go together very well(the Natalie Portman image looks especially out of place with her body being the only one to the side like that). Plus, once again, all the red looked very out of place to me. I know that that was the point to make the word “Thor” stand out, but I don’t think it looks good and was not really needed since the letters were huge and plastered all over the images anyway.

Still, even with all that said, I guess I was being overly harsh calling them the worst posters I have ever seen ;\-\) . While I don’t like them very much, there are certainly worst posters out there. Plus, I know this is all a matter of personal opinion. Nothing can appeal to everyone.

Anyway, thanks for asking and I hope I adequately explained why I personally don't like the posters. It's always a struggle for me to put my thoughts onto paper(or the internet in this case) and I was surprised how hard it was for me to articulate why I disliked these posters.

    As for a SW/Indiana Jones style poster, I expect we'll see one at some point, probably closer to the movie's release. Marvel did posters in that style for Iron Man, but I think the early posters for that movie also focused on simpler images of the lead character. These are teaser posters mainly, with the goal of planting the movie's title and main character(s) in the minds of the audience. That's why they are so simple in design.

Yeah, I liked the Iron Man posters done in the SW/Indiana Jones style. Those are my favorite kind of poster(not that I don't like simple posters too and that's not why I disliked the two new Thor movie posters).

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