Once in a while, a poster reminds you of a bunch of things. You cannot put your finger on what. The poster of the Anthony Hopkins movie The Rite did that to me.
The creative agency has figured out a way to make the poster look good – sprinkle some gold dust and get the sun behind the subject. Voilà – Classy looking poster. But, when you do it too many times, it is called overkill.
At the same time, they have done enough shameless rip-offs
Take a look at their creations and you will see both the Genius & the Copycat there. Sad that a talented agency has to resort to pinching others’ work.
Now for the Overkill bit…
Strikingly Similar. Piet Mondrian’s Composition 2 in Red, Blue & Yellow and Tyler Perry’s latest.
Inspired Maybe; Lifted – Surely not!
The Poster is such a blatant Ripoff of King Arthur.
There is a movie from Hong Kong / China which has a similar poster – Am unable to place it (Not Red Cliff)
Poster 1 from Hollywood – Going the Distance
Poster 2 from Bollywood – I Hate Luv Storys
Yet to sit down and figure out where the other posters are from
The recent movie poster trend of copy on top of an image using photoshop is the equivalent of a big boss making horrible additions to your carefully crafted powerpoint slide.
The “Facebook Movie” is about Plagiarism and it is indeed apt that the movie poster is a “Repurposed” one. The creative Agency Kellerhouse reused the concept from the Criterion Cover they created for The Man who fell to Earth for the poster of The Social Network. In fact, they seem to be specialists in the “Throw some text in the middle of an image to create impact” variety of posters.
Hat Tip: Monkeyartawards
The posters dangerously resemble a few movies – Matrix Reloaded , Spidey & Terminator series.