MY TOP 5 FAVORITE KIND OF MOVIE POSTERS
Not sure if you know this but while there are thousands of movie posters out there, there are only about a dozen different kinds. Below, I’ve listed my favorites. Before we jump in though, I’d thought I’d note a couple of Honorable Mentions.
The Hand Painted Movie Poster.
In all honesty, these types of posters are my favorite but they’re as extinct as marriages that last a lifetime these days so I’m excluding them from contention. However, I had to give them props!
The Beautiful Young Stars in a Row Movie Poster.
These too have become somewhat extinct but we were inundated with them in the 90’s with the string of Scream rip-offs that were flooding into theaters. We were so bombarded with them that, to tell you the truth, they became annoying. Though, in recent years, they make me feel a bit nostalgic!
Okay… on to the TOP 5:
5. The Character Movie Poster.
These are pretty common with franchise films. The reason I love them is they give you a chance to be introduced to new characters, and what they’ll look like, without having too much of the movie ruined for you ahead of time.
4. The Propaganda Movie Poster.
These posters are great in that they typically mean a new Sci-Fi film is headed our way. Being that they are faux propaganda posters, it means that there will be some sort of fictional government or government agency imposing some law on the land. I dig that kind of stuff.
3. The Minimalist Movie Poster.
I dig the hell out of these. In a lot of ways, they’re a throw back to the hand painted posters of old. They really do nothing more than let you know a new movie is coming out without telling you anything about it. They’re often more enjoyable after the movie has been seen but do a great job of peaking interest beforehand.
2. The Something From Outer Space is Going to Destroy Earth Movie Poster.
It’s not exactly Top Secret information that Sci-Fi films are my favorite and there’s nothing that gets my nether region tingling more than a film coming out about some Extra-Terrestrial race, looming over Earth, hell-bent on our utter destruction!
1. The Shadowy Anti-Hero Movie Poster.
These things are so common they’re a penny a dozen. And while they probably irritate most film fans to death, I’m a sucker for them.
I even like this incarnation of them… the reluctant anti-hero that hates violence but is just too damn good with a gun.
So, what do you think? Did I leave any out?