Following the release of the amazing new poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, let’s have a look back at the top 10 best movie posters of 2015.
10. The Walk
Robert Zemeckis’ film about the daring high-wire walker Philippe Petit’s stunt at the World Trade Centre wasn’t just a great movie, but it also has a great poster.
It immediately shows the vertigo-inducing nature of ‘The Walk‘, whilst its pristine imagery of the Twin Towers makes it look simply beautiful, and all the more enticing to go and watch, unless you’re afraid of heights, in which case I think that this poster makes it more than clear that you might want to give this a miss, but seriously, this is a good film, so check it out.
9. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
What was arguably the best instalment of the fantastic Mission: Impossible franchise, ‘Rogue Nation‘ has one of the coolest posters of the year.
Whilst previous MI posters have basically just shown Tom Cruise taking all the glory, Rogue Nation builds on the teasing Ghost Protocol poster by showing the entire team in all its action.
It’s also a much more energetic poster than previous ones, again something a whole lot more appealing to look at, as is the actual film to watch!
8. Straight Outta Compton
Okay, it may just be text, but this is still a really cool poster, and a pretty influential one already.
The stamp-like title for Straight Outta Compton makes the film seem all the more hard-hitting from first glance, whilst the subtitle that uses ‘dangerous’ twice emphasises that even more.
However, the main reason that this poster is so good is because it’s become a bit of a phenomenon on social media, being copied endless times to humorous effect, and has cemented itself as one of the most famous icons of 2015.
7. Shaun The Sheep Movie
This isn’t the main poster for Shaun The Sheep Movie, but one of a series of parody posters used against various other releases in summer 2015.
However, it gets its place on this list for its pure comedic value. A brilliant parody of the amazing plane stunt from Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, featuring not only the visual comedy of Shaun hanging from a pig-piloted biplane’s wing, but also the silly puns in the title: ‘Mutton: Impossible – Rogue Bacon’, and that’s all just as funny as the film itself.
6. Mad Max: Fury Road
It seems that everyone loved Mad Max: Fury Road when it was released earlier this year in May, and the poster sums up why perfectly.
Apart from the already classic sadistic quote: ‘What a lovely day.’, the poster shows all of the insanity that made Fury Road such a success.
Just like Max standing in front of all those terrifying cars, watching the film was an inundation of brilliant non-stop action, always tense, exciting and simply insane to watch, and definitely one of the best films of the year by far.
First things first, Pixels was a really bad movie. Adam Sandler failed to redeem himself and made one of the most boring films out of the year.
And yet, this poster reminds us how good an idea Pixels was at first. When it, and the trailer, were released, people were thinking of Sandler redemption and a really cool and possibly original action film.
Although we didn’t get that in the end, for a poster to give a large amount of people faith in Adam Sandler, that’s really impressive.
4. Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Yes, Avengers: Age Of Ultron may have been a bit of a disappointment for many Marvel fans, but there’s no faulting its epic poster.
Featuring a better united team shot than any scene in the entire film, this poster, showing Earth’s mightiest heroes fighting a seemingly chaotic menace, made the film look so exciting at first.
Admit it, even if you weren’t impressed by Age Of Ultron, seeing the Avengers all together in this epic poster still made you smile, because it’s pretty cool.
The first poster for the long-awaited twenty-fourth instalment in the James Bond franchise created a frenzy when it was released in December 2014.
A very simple picture of a gunshot in a glass pane made for an extremely mysterious and intriguing atmosphere leading up to the film, with Spectre building even more anticipation than its hugely successful predecessors.
It surely suggests that this new Bond will be as good as any!
Suffragette was a bit of an average film, but its poster has absolutely everything that the actual movie was lacking.
The rugged look to the image not only makes it look like a poster from the 1910s, but gives an image of strong brutality that the film was really missing.
Also, the powerful glares of Carey Mulligan and her co-stars lend a real passion to this poster that excites and intrigues you, something that the film itself could have done with too in the end.
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
It may have only been released this morning, but the newest poster for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is simply stunning.
It not only gives more clues towards the hugely anticipated new movie, but also harks back to the best of the Star Wars saga, with all its colours encompassing the looks of all previous six films.
Plus, the artwork is absolutely beautiful, with the classic Lucasfilm look of hand-drawn imagery crossed with photos.
The poster has got everyone so much more excited for Episode VII now…