Keith Phipps has a cool post on the Onion AV Club's blog this morning about the sameness of movie posters. He is right, movie posters tend to look the same, and it's been quite some time since I've seen a movie poster which I would consider a work of art in and of itself. I'm not talking about arty conceptual stuff, but movie posters for Nuclear Age fare like Them where the monsters were rendered with such realism that they couldn't even compare to their onscreen doppelgangers. He also chides trailers for revealing too much about a movie and not teasing audiences like they should. My problem with trailers isn't that they reveal to much, it's that they need to become more insidious. I've developed an immunity to trailers which make crappy movies look good (Saw being a recent example. Did I see it? No I did not, because despite how hard the trailer tried, I could tell it wasn't going to be a good movie). Listen filmmakers: if you want me to see your movie, you need to do a better job of fooling me.
categories Movies, Cinematical