My Top 20 Posters of the Last Decade: Part Two

Okay, it’s time to share my next five favorite posters. Enjoy!

15. Mr. Knight Gets a Poster

I love a good character poster and this one blew my mind. I’m still kind of in shock that we’re actually getting the Mr. Knight persona in Moon Knight. I barely know anything about the character but I do love his outfit and yes, Marvel Studios has brought it to life. I’m so excited.

14. The Beginning of Doctor Strange

The Doctor Strange movies have always had some of the best posters and this one, of course, is no exception. The colors, the fact that you can still see Cumberbatch’s face through his fingers, and the iconic window of the Sanctum Sanctorum acting as a backdrop is just the perfect layout for this remarkable poster. Marvel Studios really did cast the PERFECT person to play Doctor Strange.

13. Marc Spector is the Moon Knight

Simple yet brilliant, this poster’s supernatural vibe lets us know that this show will be entirely different than anything we’ve seen in the MCU before and that alone is worth getting excited about.

12. The Legacy of the Jedi

When this teaser poster first came out I remember staring at it for days for any clues it could provide about the film. It was a fascinatingly bold poster with so much thought put into it.

Its obvious connection to the poster for A New Hope made one realize that Rey was truly the next hope for a new generation of Jedi. Her lightsaber, changing from blue to purple to red made me wonder if this poster was hinting toward her turn to the dark side. Luke Skywalker didn’t exactly look benevolent, Kylo Ren would be an important figure in Rey’s story, and the striking red color made me instantly think of the Sith.

It was a lot to process but beyond all of the movie implications the poster was signaling, it’s also a beautiful poster as well.

11. The Avengers Have Assembled

Avengers: Infinity War was one heck of a movie and this poster made it very clear that we would get to see roughly every MCU superhero take a stand against one of the greatest movie villains of all time, Thanos. How the artists managed to fit every single character onto this poster without it ever feeling overstuffed is impressive enough as it is, and then the poster’s actually gorgeous too?!

When I first saw it my mind was blown and even now I still love to look at it.

So those are the next five posters to make my list. Now we’re about to get into my top 10 and I am very excited to share them with you.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a tremendous day.

One thought on “My Top 20 Posters of the Last Decade: Part Two”

  1. The first Moon Knight poster looks like a direct homage to Blink-182’s album cover for 1999’s Enema of the State:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enema_of_the_State

    The IMAX version of the Infinity War poster is also nice:

    It was an interesting homage to the 1991 Infinity Gauntlet #1 comic book cover, except they used the Avengers symbol as the centerpiece instead of the gauntlet:

    If you start comparing different posters for the same movie, you can see how many are digitally assembled from common images. These two IW posters have a couple of the heroes clearly cut and pasted between the two. I feel like that’s contributing to some newer posters feeling less artistic than posters from several decades ago. The task of cutting and pasting a bunch of images together doesn’t lend itself to as much creativity as starting with a blank sheet of paper and imagining a design from scratch.

    I think Batman (1989) started another trend of more simple, close-up images for posters, as opposed to collages, or pictures that look like a still of a movie scene. I think the most common Jurassic Park poster is the one with just the park’s logo on it. If not for Batman’s marketing, I bet they would’ve done more of an Indiana Jones-style collage for that poster instead of a single logo.

    I think lining up all the James Bond posters together could show an interesting evolution. From a cursory search, it looks like the newer ones focus much more on a single, bold image, vs. collages of movie scenes in the older ones. A fan made a version of the No Time to Die poster in the style of the Roger Moore era, which definitely shows how times have changed:

    https://screenrant.com/james-bond-no-time-die-poster-retro-fan/

    Also happened across this by accident, some kind of alternative Spectre poster that uses a ‘shattered glass’ concept similar to the IMAX Infinity War poster. It looks great! I would have made this the official poster if I was running things:

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