This Grand Piano poster reminds me of a Hitchcock poster. Simple, with a hint murder or horror, but still all veiled in mystery. It's all about that balance of getting a viewer to want to see your film without giving away every little detail. Something more movies, especially in posters and trailers, could learn to do.
I don't remember the part in Noah where he ran around with an axe looking like a serial killer. I'm still hoping Noah is a movie worth seeing in part because I'd really like to see Crowe's career slow down with some dignity. I don't want to just spot Youtube videos of Crowe singing with his band at some dive bar.
Not to dissimilar from the Grand Piano poster, the same color yellow doesn't help, but it does leave me with a similar feeling. Simplistic, mysterious, and it leaves the viewer more curious than off put by seeing the film.
We end this week with the upcoming Captain America sequel. Both posters are somewhat uninspired and don't show more than the characters you'd expect to see in a Marvel movie. I'd at least hope the first one with Chris Evans would hint at more. The Scarlett Johansson one isn't surprising. Using her sexuality as a draw has been a point in almost every scene in the Iron Man films she was in and I guess you can't have Captain America carry a film by himself.