Anticipation. It’s something we can’t help but feel whenever a movie studio decides to announce a new film that will spark thousands of people’s interest. Our interest and expectations is what drives us to eat up any bit of promotional material studios throw our way. The best strategy movie studios use to hold our attention are character posters.
Going off of last week’s post of celebrating unofficial movie posters that are awesome, we at Reel Design stumbled upon a series of minimalist Marvel posters created by Marko Manev, a mix-media artist, graphic designer, illustrator, and all-around badass creator from Skopje, Macedonia.
Marko’s minimalist posters take iconic Marvel character’s and reduces them to symbols associated with the character. Characters include members of the Avengers, the X-men, and the Inhumans. It’s really beautiful stuff, to be honest.
The Dark Tower is a classic story about the good against evil with a western feel to it. A gun slinger, the last of its kind is locked in an eternal battle with the man in black to protect his world and ours. The gun slinger (Idris Elba) protects the dark tower from the man in black because it is the key to holding the universe together. What will happen when the tower finally falls what will happen to the balance of the universe?
Young Emma Watson lands her dream job at a tech company lead by Tom Hanks. Mae soon discovers the dark side of the circle and their plans, which may change her life and the rest of the world. In the trailer we learn that the circle has been working on pushing the boundaries of privacy and social media but while participating in an experiment for the company Mae discovers the real intentions behind the circle.
Think Godzilla meets indie romantic comedy. Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, follows Gloria (Anne Hathaway) through her mental breakdown after losing her job and getting dumped by her boyfriend in New York City. She moves back home to her hometown in Upstate New York and catches up with her friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis). After news that a giant monster (Kaiju – Japanese for strange beast) has appeared in Seoul, South Korea and is destroying the place, Gloria realizes she’s more connected to the incident than she thought. She can actually control the monster from the other side of the world. Didn’t see that one coming.
Tron Legacy was a reboot of the original tron released in 1982. Sam Flynn is the son of Kevin Flynn, a genius who discovered a world inside a computer and created the grid. 20 years after his father mysteriously disappeared sam finds himself in his fathers old office in the arcade where he gets teleported into the grid. There, sam gets captured and sent to the “arena” where he gets his ‘identity disk” and then he is forced to fight against other programs.
Life, the new space horror movie (as if space isn’t scary enough) releasing this year plays on the familiar theme of finding very unfriendly life on another planet. Directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, and Jake Gyllenhaal as a couple of astronauts finding “primitive” life on mars. Things quickly take a turn for the worst and the hunters become the hunted. It might sound like an Alien ripoff but the cast itself is worthy of viewing.
The “teenagers with attitude” are back in this 2017 reboot of Power Rangers. The original show, Might Morphin Power Rangers premiered in the United States in 1993, following 5 friends: Jason, Kimberly, Trini, Zack, and Billy who were chosen to become the Power Rangers and save the world from Rita Repulsa, an alien woman bent on destruction.
Logan is the final farewell (allegedly) to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, after 17 years of portraying the character on the big screen. The story takes place in 2029, with the mutant population at an all time low and Logan’s power to self-heal slowly becoming a thing of the past. He lives his days under the radar, with his hand clutched around the bottle and being a chauffeur for extra cash. Logan takes care of an old and sick Professor Xavier somewhere near the Mexican border. Things take a turn for the worst when a stranger asks Logan to drive a young mutant named Laura to the Canadian border, not knowing that they both share DNA.