Friday 30 November 2012

This is a Poster-Appreciation Life- 2012 edition

I did a post like this last year and thought that it's about time to take a look at this year's posters.

Let's start with one of the biggest films of the year- The Dark Knight Rises. These posters carry the right amount of mystery and well, coolness to attract people.

However, my favourite TDKR poster is the one featuring my favourite part of the film.

Some posters are better than the movie itself. A great example would be this beauty from Snow White and the Huntsman.

Also this one, if we are to believe the reviews so far. Shame because it is so wonderfully witty and morbid.

Some films are ridiculous and have fun with it. I like this poster so much more than Lincoln's.

Now I still have my problems with JGL looking insane in Looper. Doesn't change the fact that it was one superbly awesome movie and that it showed a very interesting concept of time-travel. I think the poster captures that.

I don't know about you but I am not all that fussed about character posters. However, my favourite poster for On the Road is the one featuring Kirsten Dunst as Camille. Doesn't really showcase the film or anything, but gosh Kiki looks absolutely radiant in it!

One of the most unexpected gems of this year (at least for me) was The Cabin in the Woods. I appreciate this poster so much more now-

Django Unchained is my most anticipated film of the year, and its final poster is kind of badass.

Beasts of the Southern Wild and Holy Motors are two films I have seen this year so far that have left me confounded, mostly because I have nothing to compare them with. And both of their posters are just exuberant in their own weird ways.

The Master is supposed to be a very enigmatic film. I love the enigma in this poster.

Though I am not as pumped for it as others, this poster for Zero Dark Thirty is quite enticing.

Okay I don't know what it is about it, but I LOVE this Skyfall poster.

Also Skyfall does have The Best Fan-Made Poster EVER!
"What makes you think this is my first time?"
(PS. If you didn't get that, please go watch the movie now or go jump in an icy lake).

Now for my favourites:

Killing them Softly has had one brilliant poster after another. I really love all three of these.

Life of Pi is arguably the most gorgeous looking film of this year. It has some lovely posters.

My favourite poster though, just how it is with TDKR, is the one featuring my favourite part of the film.
Richard Parker is so stunning.

Finally, my favourite poster of the year goes to-
Come on! This poster is HILARIOUS!!

Okay fine, my favourite poster is this gorgeousity from Moonrise Kingdom. I have been in love with it ever since I first laid eyes on it. It is just so magical... like the cover of one of Suzy Bishop's books.

Moonrise Kingdom also has given rise to some of the best poster artwork I have seen all year.

Hope you liked this! What are your favourites?


  1. HOW had I not seen the boot heel poster?! That is just about my favorite poster ever.

    1. It is a pretty awesome poster.
      Thanks for commenting :)

  2. Great post! I love the ones for The Master and Killing Them Softly, and the Catwoman one, of course. :)

  3. Great post! I think I like Moonrise Kingdom posters more than the movie ^^ The Catwoman poster is my fav out of TDKR posters too, it really captures her character well. And that SWATH poster is better than the movie for sure :)

    1. Thanks :)
      Haha I know you do.
      Yes it is the perfect Catwoman poster.

  4. Great post, Nikhat! There are a lot of great posters here. The posters for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Killer and Life of Pi are gorgeous.

    1. Thanks!
      The Abraham Lincon one is so cool. And god I am in love with Life of Pi's poster.

  5. Great post! I always take note of movie posters. You chose some pretty great ones. That one of Moonrise Kingdom is definitely my favorite this year.

    1. Thanks! As do I. Moonrise Kingdom is lovely.

      Thank you for commenting :)

  6. I can't believe I've never seen that boot heel Batman poster until now. That is awesome! Great picks!

  7. Nice collection of work here. I love the Hitchcock poster, but it kind of bums me out now, because that movie was so awful.

    The On the Road one-sheet of Dunst is really telling. I like it.

    I hadn’t seen that particular poster of The Master! Bitchin’.

    Zero Dark Thirty gets my vote for poster of the year. So evocative.

    1. Thanks. So I have heard.

      It is, isn't it?

      It is pretty evocative.