Sunday , November 29 2020

These New 'Aquaman' Posters Are Ridiculous, And That's A Good Thing




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As you’ll see at the end of this post, Warner Bros. just dropped seven new character posters for Aquaman. The James Wan-directed superhero flick is opening in about six weeks, one of the biggest Christmas season flicks alongside Mary Poppins Returns and Bumblebee among others. Since Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is opening a week from tomorrow, I'm surprised … not to see a second (and presumably final) theatrical trailer for Jason Momoa underwater actioner online dropping over the next week. But in the meantime, we have these posters, who are A) unapologetically colorful and B) absolutely ridiculous. Both are compliments.

Once again, the whole "Gah, the DC Films movies need more color!" The thing has never been true. That one "What if Man of steel was shot in color? "viral video that was made the rounds in April of 2015 was something of a fraud, using intentionally desaturated Man of steel clips to make its "point." Say what you will about the overall artistic qualifications of Man of steel, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Justice League, but complaints about vivid colors aren't among them.

Heck, I would argue that Wonder Woman is the least colorful Patty Jenkins and friends used Diana 's super bright and red blood in Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. But I digress. I imagine every new DC flick will get the whole "Hey, it's a DC movie with bright colors!" Treatment just as every 007 Bond Girl is the fiercest, strongest and most independent Bond Girl ever (ditto every new Disney Princess).

The other things that are unabashedly absurd are they. You've got, among others, accordingly according to Amber, Jason Momoa looking cartoonishly tough while his classic orange costume rocking, Patrick Wilson howling like a classic comics book, and Willem Dafoe looking like a Keebler Elf ready for battle. Oh, and Dolph Lundgren is riding a seahorse. If that image alone doesn't pique your interest I don't know what will. These posters arguably represent the twin challenges of selling Aquaman the movie.

The challenge for this one is to sell Aquaman movie that both takes its lead superhero seriously and tries to make adults (or at least adults old enough to remember Super Friends) forget about the character's history while selling a movie that is appropriately gonzo and often enough to stand out in a crowded Christmas season. After all, what's the point of making a big-budget Aquaman movie if you're not going to get a little nuts with it? Isn't that half the point?

To a certain extent, an Aquaman movie billing itself as an underwater Lord of the Rings (mixed with Raiders of the Lost Ark) It should be unapologetically silly, even if it is treated as real-world drama within the context of the movie. If you want to see Aquaman movie, you want to see Dolph Lundgren riding a seahorse and Patrick Wilson cackling like a hyena. You want to see sharks with saddles and giant crabs eating people. Otherwise, why are you bothering to make it Aquaman the movie?

And yes, the event in this age where everything is slightly outside the risk of being on the Internet, I believe there is value in unconventional marketing, especially for seemingly preordained hits. We've seen that with two & nbsp;Deadpool & nbsp;movies and certainly something like an Aquaman the movie shouldn't be prevented from indulging a little bit in its gleefully over-the-top superhero roots? These posters make the movie look colorful, ridiculous and fun. That's successful marketing in my book. All that’s missing tags and / or dolphins with machine guns. There better be dolphins with machine guns!

Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Dolph Lundgren, opens Dec. 21, 2018 … Here 's hoping it will be suitably … outrageous!

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As you’ll see at the end of this post, Warner Bros. just dropped seven new character posters for Aquaman. The James Wan-directed superhero flick is opening in about six weeks, one of the biggest Christmas season flicks alongside Mary Poppins Returns and Bumblebee among others. Since Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is opening a week from tomorrow, I'm surprised … not to see a second (and presumably final) theatrical trailer for Jason Momoa underwater actioner online dropping over the next week. But in the meantime, we have these posters, who are A) unapologetically colorful and B) absolutely ridiculous. Both are compliments.

Once again, the whole "Gah, the DC Films movies need more color!" The thing has never been true. That one "What if Man of steel was shot in color? "viral videos that made the rounds in April of 2015 were something of a fraud, using intentional desaturated Man of steel clips to make its "point." Say what you will about the overall artistic qualifications of Man of steel, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Justice League, but complaints about vivid colors aren't among them.

Heck, I would argue that Wonder Woman is the least colorful Patty Jenkins and friends used Diana 's super bright and red blood in Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. But I digress. I imagine every new DC flick will get the whole "Hey, it's a DC movie with bright colors!" Treatment just as every 007 Bond Girl is the fiercest, strongest and most independent Bond Girl ever (ditto every new Disney Princess).

The other things that are unabashedly absurd are they. You've got, among others, accordingly according to Amber, Jason Momoa looking cartoonishly tough while his classic orange costume rocking, Patrick Wilson howling like a classic comics book, and Willem Dafoe looking like a Keebler Elf ready for battle. Oh, and Dolph Lundgren is riding a seahorse. If that image alone doesn't pique your interest I don't know what will. These posters arguably represent the twin challenges of selling Aquaman the movie.

The challenge for this one is to sell Aquaman movie that both takes its lead superhero seriously and tries to make adults (or at least adults old enough to remember Super Friends) forget about the character's history while selling a movie that is appropriately gonzo and often enough to stand out in a crowded Christmas season. After all, what's the point of making a big-budget Aquaman movie if you're not going to get a little nuts with it? Isn't that half the point?

To a certain extent, an Aquaman movie billing itself as an underwater Lord of the Rings (mixed with Raiders of the Lost Ark) It should be unapologetically silly, even if it is treated as real-world drama within the context of the movie. If you want to see Aquaman movie, you want to see Dolph Lundgren riding a seahorse and Patrick Wilson cackling like a hyena. You want to see sharks with saddles and giant crabs eating people. Otherwise, why are you bothering to make it Aquaman the movie?

And yes, the event in this age where everything is slightly outside the risk of being on the Internet, I believe there is value in unconventional marketing, especially for seemingly preordained hits. We've seen that with two Deadpool movies and certainly something like an Aquaman the movie shouldn't be prevented from indulging a little bit in its gleefully over-the-top superhero roots? These posters make the movie look colorful, ridiculous and fun. That's successful marketing in my book. All that’s missing tags and / or dolphins with machine guns. There better be dolphins with machine guns!

Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Dolph Lundgren, opens Dec. 21, 2018 … Here 's hoping it will be suitably … outrageous!


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