Here's a fun series of classy poster art for upcoming films that wouldn't really be considered classy. Some of these films include The Expendables 2, which is given a parody poster design like The Artist and John Carter, which has a J. Edgar feel. Underworld Awakening, Battleship, Wrath of the Titans, The Three Stooges, and more all given classy looking posters that in no way fit the attitude of the films at all.
Here's a note from the poster creators at The Shiznit explaining why the did what they did...
The Oscars are looming on the horizon, frightening studios into releasing their prestige pictures; hence an influx of 'serious' films like The Iron Lady, J. Edgar and The Artist. Their posters are elegant and striking. "Mute those colours!" yell the designers. "Fancy up that font!" You can spot an Oscar-grab a mile off. They usually say 'Clint Eastwood' on the poster.
This is all well and good for serious dramas, but how does the humble action movie get noticed? Here's what I propose: take your gun-toting, vampire-slaying, universe-saving heroes and slap them on a classy-ass poster to grab the attention of the cinephiles. Look how easy it is...
Check out all the poster designs below and let us know what you think. I honestly don't think these posters make the movies look any better. I will say, Underworld Awakening is my favorite poster design of the bunch. What is your favorite?
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