This Week in Movie Posters: Lost Basterds and Crazy Kids

Get Him to the Greek – This Looks Naughty

Jonah Hill looks frightened. As well he should be, as right behind him is the scariest crazy British dude since Dudley Moore. And if Russell Brand’s intensity isn’t enough in this poster, there is certainly his insanity in the recently released Get Him to the Greek trailer. The trailer makes the film look rather energetic and fun. This poster doesn’t exactly have the same effect, but it will get people interested. It’s really nothing more than a play on the classic Apatowian single head poster — only this time, Russell Brand looks ready to murder Seth Rogen Jonah Hill from behind.

Kick-Ass – The Rise of Hit-Girl

Cute, adorable and deadly. Two of those words pretty much mean the same thing. But we’re letting that slide with this international Kick-Ass poster. Why? Because the movie will most likely rock our worlds this spring, so we’re giving the marketing department a little bit of wiggle room. Besides, this poster is just as interesting as the rest of them — there’s a 12-year old girl coming at you with a knife. What about that doesn’t make you want to see this movie?

How to Train Your Dragon – And Burn Holes in the Sky

I’m still not sold on this movie, Dreamworks. Perhaps it has something to do with their style of animated characters and the uncanny valley. Humans don’t look like Shrek, okay. Perhaps it also has something to do with the strange design of the dragons in this film. They look nothing like the dragons I fought in my viking days. Alas, I’m leaving judgment on the floor for now. This poster will suffice to get kids wanting to ride a dragon later this year.

Peer-to-Peer: Not Actually a Poster, But Still Great

I wanted to finish this week with a link to a really fascinating new interview series over on IMPAwards. It is called Peer-to-Peer and it focuses on the art of poster creation. The latest installment focuses on Key Art Photographer Frank Ockenfels, who works with studios to take the original photos of characters that will eventually be photoshopped into a poster. It’s a fascinating look behind the scenes of poster creation. You should check it out: Peer2Peer by Darryl Shelly

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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