Monday, April 30, 2018

Movie and a Poster 2018 #16: Rampage

Movie and a Poster 2018 #16: Rampage.

Well, it is what it is. I really can't see too many people going into this movie and leaving disappointed, what were you expecting? The Rock is the Rock. The monsters are the monsters. There are a few fun bits and the effects are actually pretty good. Better than Battleship was.

I didn't spend a whole lot of time on this poster. I like the concept but it needs another 4 or 5 hours to dial in. That's 4 or 5 hours I'd rather spend on a different movie.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Movie and a Poster 2018: The First Three Months.

Here's a look at the first three months combined for Movie and a Poster 2018.

My favorite Movie so far this year is still The Shape of Water. My favorite posters I've done so far (from this assortment) are probably The Post and/or Winchester.

Movie and a Poster 2018 #15: A Quiet Place.

Movie and a Poster 2018 #15: A Quiet Place.

Just saw A Quiet Place. Really good! I’m a huge fan of minimal dialogue in stories and this was fantastic. I looked at the time once and an hour and a half had gone by! I was totally into it.

Creature design was excellent. Only a couple parts that made me think "mmmm, that's kinda unbelievable" but they didn't really detract from the overall experience too much. 

Very impressed with John K’s directing too. A few good scares, LOT’s of emotional tension, not quite as good as The Shape of Water for me but surprisingly up there.

I started out with a much more complicated poster and just kept removing elements till I got down to this. 

Movie and a Poster 2018 #14: Ready Player One.

Movie and a Poster 2018 #14: Ready Player One (I've been a little lax in postings lately so that's why you're getting a whole lot today). 

Never read the book. I liked the movie a lot. Lot's to look at and what else can you expect from Spielberg but good solid storytelling.

Kind of felt like a dated throwback to stories from the 80's, I'm assuming that was on purpose even though it's also Speilberg's natural sense of building a narrative.

Even though I liked it I'm not sure it'll be high on my list at the end of the year. I've already seen some amazing movies this year and although really good, this one didn't really surprise me a whole lot. I know that's kind of like penalizing someone who's good at their job but... well, yeah it probably is. 

For the poster, I hadn't really done any classic minimalist, iconic concepts for poster this year. There's so much going on in this film I thought it was a good excuse to pull back and do something super simple. 

Movie and a Poster 2018 #13: Tomb Raider.

Movie and a Poster 2018 #13: Tomb Raider. 

Not bad. Akin to the James Bond reboot where it's a little more grounded in "reality". Decent story, moved at a good pace, I'll see a sequel if they decide to make one.

I really like how the poster came out for this one. It's a riff on something I did a while ago but I feel that this one works much better. I know I go the the "Skull" iconography a lot but they make so many movies about global genocide!

Movie and a Poster 2018 #12: Pacific Rim: Uprising.

Movie and a Poster 2018 #12: Pacific Rim: Uprising.

After watching it all I could think of were better ways (in my mind at least) to accomplish what I think they were trying to do.

It had a few cool moments but few if any of the iconic visuals that stuck with me from the first one. I feel like they gave away one scene in the previews that would have had a nice impact if I didn't know it was coming (when the 3 Kaiju combine into one mega Kaiju. 

Really missed Del Toro as Director. 

I did like the fact that all the fight scenes were out in the open during the day, that's a nice change from a lot of giant monster movies lately. 

Movie and a Poster 2018 #11: Game Night

Movie and a Poster 2018 #11: Game Night
I thought it was pretty good! Many definite laughs. They also do a great job of bringing story elements around at the end. Not at all believable in the real world sense but that's not really the point with this one.
Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman are great together. 
Most of the movies I've seen so far this year have been more serious, this one hit me just right at the right time. Definitely worth a rental if you missed it in theaters.