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Solo Silhouette, Foreground

I snapped this photo at my local multiplex earlier this week. Matchy-matchy!

If you hadn't been paying any attention you'd be forgiven for thinking that Oblivion, 3, and Into Darkness (not the full titles) were a trilogy arriving in marathon form within one month as summer movie season kicks off.

All of these posters with solo (male) silhouettes against an imposing backdrop. Will cinema ever tire of one man shows, Our Hero against the world. They'll even sell ensemble films that way -- everyone knows that Star Trek Into Darkness will be an ensemble picture as all Star Treks are but you'd think Captain Kirk* was the sole survivor of a futuristic apocalypse by the looks of this.

Oh and the movie I was there to see that day...

I don't know if only one man will survivie a future apocalypse but only one graphic designer survived 2012; all movie posters for summer 2013 look the same!

* Readers are telling me that this silhouette belongs to the villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Either way the point remains, a solo silhouette that could be anyone... for the reader to project themselves into. Just one solitary hero against a harsh imposing world!

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Reader Comments (6)

Seriously. Though the "interesting" thing about this particular Star Trek poster is that, from what it looks like, it's not the main male protagonist on display. Or maybe it is but it's definitely not Captain Kirk.

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

hahahaha....i love the way you express it..it is true all the poster is the same look...so uncreative way.....

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterarturo

Isn't the silhouette in the Star Trek poster Benedict Cumberbatch?

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercaroline

Ryan & Caroline -- yeah, you're right. i'm hearing it's cumberbatch here and elsewhere. but the point still stands. Only one graphic designer is working in Hollywood ;)

March 2, 2013 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I'm sick to death of these apocalyptic one-man-against a crumbling-world posters! They make all films looks the same - and they almost never relate to the films they are advertising. How can blockbuster time be so devoid of imagination? And I'm guessing that posters for Man of Steel will follow suit as well...

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEdward L.

The trailer for "Oblivion" looks exactly like the trailer for " After Earth".

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

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