This Week In Posters: Star Wars, And ‘The Last Witch Hunter’ Still Looks Too Good To Be True

10.20.15 4 years ago 30 Comments
We begin this week’s This Week in Posters with Paramount’s new poster for Adam McKay’s adaptation of Michael Lewis’s The Big Short (trailer here). Get it? The homeowners are “underwater” on their mortgages. And the dollars are falling from the sky because… uh… subprime loans or something.

Anyway, I liked this book a lot and I hope Adam McKay does it justice, and the poster gives me hope. It would’ve been easy to go the “Look at handsome Christian Bale play an unglamorous oddball guy!” route. Christian Bale transforming is like crack for… well, pretty much everyone. Instead, they trusted that the names alone were enough to sell this thing without mucking up the cool concept with a bunch of floating heads. Neat!

Honestly, do you know hard it is for me to praise a poster that deliberately omits Baby Goose’s face? This one is that good.

Diagonals! Swoosh!

The most interesting thing about this poster is that Heist is apparently called Bus 657 in Spanish. Bus 657 is a way better title, by the way. For one thing, now I know it’s about a bus. Heist is pretty vague. Frankly, if it weren’t for This Week in Posters, I would have no idea this movie existed.

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