I don't know about everybody else, but I love movies. Probably more so than the average person. How they're made, their story, the music, and the posters. The posters of movies are what I'm interested in, in this post. It's a shame that so much money gets pumped into different projects, yet it seems very little thought is put into the posters that are advertising their movies. Unfortunately, a common trend in movie posters is to just slap on a picture of the stars and use some Photoshop magic to touch them up, such as The Dilemma. There is pretty much nothing in the design that makes me want to see it. On the other hand, there is the promotional poster for the movie Buried. It's pretty geometrical and somewhat vague as to what the story is about, which makes it that much more interesting. Movie poster design should entice someone to see it, or at least satisfy some artistic hunger that might be there within the person, but for the most part we just get celebrity faces staring at us on a poster that no one really put any thought into. One might think I'm quite upset about the quality of movie posters, but I can ensure you, I'm not. I like to think myself as somewhat mentally stable.
Those were just a few thoughts of mine on the current state of move advertising. I don't really see the negative trends going anywhere any time soon, but we can always look forward to those rare gems that stand out amongst the other posters and tries to represent its film well.