This Week In Movie Posters: ‘Power Rangers,’ ‘Trolls’ And Lots Of Madea

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09.26.16 31 Comments

This week in This Week In Movie Posters, we begin with this Spanish poster for Alone in Berlin, starring Brendan Gleeson. I’ll say this for it: The poster designer really leaned into the most recognizable parts of Brendan Gleeson — his tensely pursed lips and giant meaty paws. Though I’m not sure about the little note card that says “freie press,” which I assume just means “free press” in German. Now I know what the movie’s about, but it feels like cheating. It’d be so convenient for poster designers if movie characters just carried their motivations around on little note cards. This feels like the poster equivalent of political cartoons where the cartoonist isn’t confident enough in the recognizability of his caricatures so he just draws the people’s names on their chests. “And over here I’ve drawn Hillary Clinton wearing a football jersey that says ‘Hillary Clinton’…”

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