Best Movie Poster of 2007
I’ve got a healthy interest in movie posters. Over at Internet Movie Poster Awards, they’ve revealed their top 5 posters of 2007. And while I tend to think they made some alright choices, we’re perhaps not entirely in sync on the details.
Now I agree with Black Snake Moan, even if the poster didn’t match the movie (which is worth seeing). And the Zodiac poster is pretty cool too, though not quite as a cool as the director’s cut DVD cover. Premonition is a beautiful poster, but Sweeney Todd I don’t really know about. It’s not bad, but it doesn’t do anything for me either (guess which poster they chose as numero uno?).
But, why choose the double-bill poster for Grindhouse, when the individual posters are infinitely cooler. Two characters posters from Planet Terror:
Not to mention this piece of art from Death Proof, easily one of the best posters in recent years:
As well as this variant:
And as a double bill poster for Grindhouse, I’ve gotta say I prefer this to the one they picked, but hey:
Not to mention Machete, though strictly speaking, that’s not a movie… yet:
And of course the gorgeously filmed and acted, though somewhat climatically crippled epic of Elisabeth: The Golden Age:
I would also list Smokin’ Aces, which had some downright awesome posters in its portfolio, but while IMPAwards has it listed in its 2007 catalogue, it’s a 2006 movie according to IMDB:
Oh, and let’s not forget 28 Weeks Later (a surprisingly effective followup):