Despite all the access movies tend to give in hyping up their releases, there’s still nothing like the classic movie one sheet, a teaser that hopes to encapsulate the film and draw enough interest with some captivating imagery to get people in theater. While many posters simply rely on a famous face to get the job done, many get creative and take things to the next level. Here are 16 of them for 2016.
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2016 Movie PostersThe one sheet has changed a lot in the decades since their inception, and as social media pushes studios to be far more transparent than ever, the poster still remains the first gate in getting to know what is coming. They are also a time-honored tradition and as such, one many look forward to seeing. Here are 16 of the best from 2016.
Pete's DragonKeeping a hint of magic in the air, this poster is a great little teaser, hinting at what the titular dragon will look like while giving the woods both a welcoming and ethereal feel. Notice too how Pete himself is just peeking out, a clue to the boy's own reservations about being found. A bold, gorgeous one sheet, split by an enormous tree, this captivates and had us exploring the corners for more. Job well done. Good movie, too.
Jason BourneMatt Damon had two movies recently with posters that feature tight close-ups of his face, including last year's The Martian and this bold black and white ditty for the latest entry in the Bourne franchise. While the film is a mess and is a major letdown, this simple, jarring image with a streak of light revealing an emerging hero is incredibly effective. While it gives us a strikingly good look at the older, more weathered Bourne, a bold statement that refuses to even say the movie's name is pure genius and worked in luring audiences into theaters.
Little SisterThis obscure film about a young nun with a dark past returning home to a brother traumatized by war is a sold little gem and the film's poster is a creative bit of marketing that does away with the usual glossy headshot of a its star, instead giving us a painted representation, which fits the theme perfectly, starting off with that head of pink hair. The contrasting "faiths" of Goth and God are well-imagined here and the image works well in creating interest in the story.