Research Into Movie PostersPresentation Transcript
Research into Movie Posters
X-men; The Last Stand
The X-men poster features all of the main characters that originate from the team of “The X-men”. The film mainly revolves around the characters in the poster, but occasionally strays to the Brotherhood; the enemies.
The title is featured in a huge solid looking writing, and the subheading of the title underneath which is The last stand .
There is a heading on the top that reads; Whose side will you be on , enticing the audience to think about the film and making viewers feel slightly involved.
Above the title are two big actor & actress names, who obviously star in the film. And below the title are credits in a small font.
As we can see, this poster is quite fantasised and metaphorical. People who have seen the movie know full well he doesn’t physically have the world on a string. So already this poster expresses the fun side of this production, allowing the audience to get a gist of the films genre and mood. The colour scheme is quite simple and coolly displayed with gentle blues and white.
Like X-men, this poster also displays the actors name who stars in the film. As well as a boldly displayed title to catch the eye of any individuals who passed the poster. While the poster also possesses a subheading, it doesn’t display it at the top, in smaller writing it sits on the left hand side reading In Bruce We Trust? , showing a slight spin on the classic saying In God We Trust . This may suggest to the audience the idea that ‘Bruce’ has replaced ‘God’. So already, without the trailer, the films viewers have a vague idea. The poster also has credits and the date release at the bottom, just like the X-men poster.
This poster reminds me a lot of the X-men one a few slides back. Probably the first thing audiences would see is the bright bold yellow title saying WATCHMEN . It harvests a dark and eerie atmosphere as we can see from the poster with the night sky, dark city and the rain. Not to mention a bunch of odd looking characters all standing casually staring out of the poster. So immediately this should draw attention to the film by intriguing audiences on all of these characters. Like the previous two posters it has faint credits placed at the bottom. As well as a release date. Instead of a sub heading that hints at a possible plot, the Watchmen poster just shows the audience who directed the film by saying FROM THE VISIONARY DIRECTOR OF ‘300’ .
This will grab the attention of anyone who also liked 300, already prompting a lot of their audience to go and see Watchmen.
The poster we created for our ancillary task, includes a lot of the features that we have looked at in Authentic posters for feature length movies of similar plot and genre.
For instance, the title is big, eye catching and bold and stationed somewhere it can be easily identified from the other features within the poster. Although our colour scheme isn't as bright as the posters I have looked at, the poster should still hopefully be eye-catching due to the bright characters and basic colour scheme. Like the other posters, our poster has all the main characters of our film, but not stood together. Its almost as if each character has its own section of the poster so the audience can identify clearly all of the characters individually while they are put together as a group.
Our poster also has small credits below which lists who stars in the film, who ‘directed’ and ‘produced’ the movie- even who was manager of Costume design. The only things this poster lacks is a sub heading such as Whose side will you be on? . That and actors names largely and clearly displayed. So although our poster captures many authentic qualities seen in feature length films of similar genre, it lacks a few such as a sub heading, release date and actors and actress’ names.