This Week in Movie Posters: Danny Trejo, ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ And More

Here at This Week In Movie Posters, we live and die by alphabetical order, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have started with this poster for Autumn Lights. It’s floating heads, inside the silhouette of a floating head! I think the designer had to work so hard to make all those heads work that he forgot why he was doing it. Any clues what this is about? They all seem to be looking up at the sky. Except for the silhouette guy, of course. I have no clue. But “Angad Aulakh” is a cool name. I always like a name that would sound good being shouted during a human sacrifice. ANGAD AULAKH! ANGAD AULAKH! (*holds up severed head of nemesis*)

This looks like some kind of Korean version of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, or possibly Unstoppable. It has Korean people and trains, is what I’m saying. And also a scattering of the flying dirt clods that denote “non-stop action” in posters these days. My question is about the guy on the right. I feel like if I were running for my life one of the first things I’d do is ditch my big fluffy scarf. You’re just asking to snag that thing on something. This guy’s not even worried, though. He even has his coat still buttoned.

Hey, I was just wondering what Robert Pattinson has been up to. I like this poster a lot, actually. There isn’t much going on, but I feel like I detect something sinister in their bearing.

The film charts the birth of a terrifying ego during the rise of fascism in the early 20th century. [ScreenDaily]

Oh hell yes. I haven’t seen a good “childhood of a fascist story” since George Lucas screwed one up. I’d also like to direct a future version of this about Will Smith’s kids.

Hmm. You know, if you wanted to stress that soldiers were “real people,” you might not want to use a picture where he has more of his skin covered than Robocop.

It’s… it’s… beautiful. I’ve already bought my ticket. You had me at “Danny Trejo firing a belt-fed machine gun.” In fact, I was so distracted by Danny Trejo and the giant… uh… skull-faced cyborg? behind him that I barely noticed sexy halter-top lady casually-firing a bazooka. I don’t think that’s standard issue, but I like her style.

I’ll be honest, I have no idea who Doctor Strange is and I’ve been lukewarm on Marvel for years, but this poster is pretty fantastic. That you could take a superhero who looks like he was designed by Mystery from The Pick-Up Artist and actually make him look badass is no small feat. Also, I like to think “Benedict Wong” is just Benedict Cumberbatch’s mustache-twirling evil Chinese twin.

First of all, credit where credit is due, at least they lined up the faces and the names. Beyond that, this looks like a prog rock album cover. Which one plays the keytar?

Cool bangs. Do you think it undercuts the “…and where to find them” mystery when you put three separate American flags in the poster? I feel like I have a guess where these fantastic beasts might be. Though Eddie Redmayne might still have trouble finding them with his bangs covering his eyes like an artsy sheepdog.

Did they put a lens flare in the font?? Oh, you scamps. Very clever.

This Korean poster for Ghostbusters makes it look like a dark horror-action film. I’m curious whether audiences will be upset when they find out it’s a comedy.