New ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Poster is Uninspiring and Simply a Rendition of the Teaser PosterBy
There is no doubt that the hype for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises is building. There has been a lot happening on the marketing front with ESPN’s NBA playoffs and Mountain Dew to name a few. We got another taste yesterday with a brand new poster for the upcoming Batman finale. Check out the full spread after the jump.
For the most part, I find movie posters difficult to judge. The X-Men First Class posters were garbage, but the film was pretty damn good. Posters are nothing more than a mood setting art piece to give audiences the tone of the film. This poster does exactly that. My complaint about this poster is the effort, or lack there of.
This poster may do what it’s suppose to, but let’s be honest. This is one of the laziest posters out there. It’s the first The Dark Knight Rises teaser poster with a flame-like coloring and a cropped picture of the brooding hero in the front. I’ve seen fan posters that are better than this. The teaser poster told us that shit is gonna go down, that Gotham is in real trouble. The second poster with Bane walking away from a broken Batman cowl told us that the hero is in for a world of hurt, that Bane will stop at nothing to destroy Batman. This third poster tells us nothing. It’s unoriginal, laggard, and looks like someone made it last minute. I honestly thought it was fake. Because I was expecting something more that told us something new or showed us something new. But maybe I expect too much from a poster.
Warner Bros. is being very careful and moderating how much they are giving us, and rightfully so. But this poster might be a sign that they are being too careful.
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