Who doesn’t love a good poster? For this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I’m looking back at some of the greatest posters ever made; the Star Wars posters. Enjoy!
The Phantom Menace
With the classic drawn-look of the prequel trilogy posters we get to see all of the main characters of this story with young Anakin standing front and center and Darth Maul lingering in the background as a menacing (get it😉) presence.
Attack of the Clones
Anakin and Padme’s romance takes place in this film and so they dominate most of this poster in a way that almost seems like out of a classic movie whose plot is dominated by the romantic side of things. Padme looks real damsel-in-distressy on this poster, making it one of my least favorite designs. But Jango looks cool though.
Revenge of the Sith
Darth Vader looms, Anakin and Obi-Wan are shown clashing, Palpatine’s ugliness is on full display, Padme looks expectedly regal…it’s a great poster.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
What can I say. It’s got orange, orange…and more orange.
Different than the rest of the posters but just as powerful; this poster highlights the rebels in an outstanding way as they face the mighty Empire depicted by the lingering presence of both the Death Star and Darth Vader himself. *chills*
A New Hope
Our heroes stand ready to take on their foes with their epic poses in this knockout of a poster.
The Empire Strikes Back
This just might be the most iconic Star Wars poster of all time…might.
Return of the Jedi
Luke is now a full-blown Jedi, Han’s back, Leia’s gracing the poster with barely any clothes on, and there’s an Ewok…it’s definitely one of the more memorable posters on the list.
The Force Awakens
This poster was designed to make Star Wars fans absolutely lose it with excitement and LucasFilm did a great job exceeding all of our expectations. Disney wanted to prove, in a very big way, that Star Wars was back and this poster illustrates that abundantly.
The design is so well made, from the color scheme to the poses of the actors this poster is very precise, highlighting every single element on this poster in a big way.
The Last Jedi
Once again, red is the dominant force of this poster, illustrating the very blatant idea that this movie would be different than The Force Awakens. Opposed to most posters, Luke looms large in an almost villainous way, Kylo Ren and Rey lean away from each other, proving their lack of enemy-status towards one another, and the Battle of Crait is highlighted, giving the poster yet another fascinating element.
The Rise of Skywalker
And like the teaser poster for The Rise of Skywalker, blue and red are the primary colors on this poster. What’s definitely the most interesting about this poster compared to the other two is the lack of Original Trilogy characters. It’s strange, considering that they have been such a major part of the story and yet they’re all gone. The only one seen on this poster is Lando and he isn’t highlighted in a major way, showcasing the very obvious fact that the story has new heroes to take the reins of this story. So exciting.
So, of these posters which is one your favorite?
For me, the poster for The Force Awakens has a very special place in my heart. I loved it when I first saw it and I love it now.
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.