Amy’s Ten Highlights of 2011 Movie Posters

Obviously, I found talking about movie posters on a monthly basis really difficult [1]. Not only is it hard to keep up with the posters that get unleashed every single day, but my list of 2011 Movie Poster Highlights feels a bit redundant!

I gotta admit, I’ve tried to not repeat myself, but it’s impossible.

First, my bonus. Super 8.

The first time I saw the poster in small thumbnail form, I wondered what that poster was about. If you think about it just a bit, because of its color and texture, the sky part of the poster can look like the surface of the moon, while the ground part is pure black and can look like the vast vacuum of outer space.

Was it only me?

Of course, then I realized what was on the silhouettes. LOL

10. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

I still like the graphic novel-styled poster [1], but I guess this other version captures the mood of the film a lot better, whatever your thoughts on how Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark turned out.

9. The Human Centipede II

I gotta be honest, it’s kind of a shocking image. It’s not only the centipede placed there. There’s the paleness, the texture of the skin and the hair there — like the tagline says, “Sick.” Just looking at it makes my skin crawl.

amy

YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

7 Responses

  1. Margarita says:

    I liked the Rum Poster too!

    My personal faves are:
    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Reminded me of the opening (credit scene).
    I like the typeface created for the movie. What I like about the poster is that it keeps you looking.
    Hunger Games, simple & awesome
    Dunno if it counts because the movie is not out yet. But the poster definitely TEASES us.
    Jane Eyre
    Tree of Life (so cute!)

    • amy says:

      @Margarita, I was gonna add the Dragon Tattoo one but I thought it’d be a boring list. xD Jane Eyre is out, just so you know… (it says so in the poster too, March 2011) and it is beautiful but there were so many posters with big type recently.

      Btw, if you like the poster for Jane Eyre, the film is as beautiful looking xD

  2. Fantastic choices! Some I haven’t seen before, although I’ve liked the Pooh one since I first saw it many months ago.

    • amy says:

      @Diandra Rodriguez, I know! Pooh is a love at first sight thing, though I’m thinking it’s part of the nostalgia “our” generation is feeling… I guess.

      Besides Pooh, I think Harry Potter is the only poster that was brave enough not to use the title of the film – though I can be wrong. At least I remember HP7.1 having the HP all cropped and barely on the posters…

  3. Echydo says:

    I love the Winnie the Pooh one. I also love the Centipede one. I had never it before; it is just brilliant.
    Isn’t Uncle Boonmee from 2010 though?
    A poster that I really like even if I haven’t seen the movie is Restless’s. I like the color tones and contrast with the red scarf. Just looking at it makes me feel like I’m about to fly to the sky like a ballon. I don’t think the movie is that lighthearted though.

    • amy says:

      @Echydo, I’m not sure if Boonmee is 2010 but the IMP Awards site lists it as 2011… and doesn’t list Jane Eyre at all, so there you go.

      I remember the poster for Restless, I posted it on the January batch and I had that same feeling as you xD I didn’t enjoy the movie much, though… even if I do love Ryo Kase in it – I think he was my favorite part of the film, but then again- I may be being biased there. LOL

  4. Echydo says:

    Amy, you inspired me to start a new tumblr page! I just hope I’ll have the time and discipline to keep track of poster releases *_* . In any case, there may be some other posters that you would like. Here it is: A l’Affiche

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