However, today we're looking at the best of 2014's Hollywood movie posters, all of which wowed us into watching the movies. Often enough, at times when the movie poster has been done well, usually the movie behind the image is great, or at the very least, good.
All of these movie posters have something redeeming about them, making them the best (posters) of 2014. Listed from the best movie poster (in our opinion), down to the least best.
So, here they are.
|Why so great? The newspaper 'ink print' effect on the poster, and the city image shown|
through Jake Gyllenhaal's glasses. Simple, but effective.
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
|Why so great? The face cards fitted where the hotel room keys should be.|
Creative, imaginative and very fitting for a Wes Anderson films poster.
|Why so great? The guys dropping from the sky, mystified by the red smoke following behind them.|
Plus, the scaly, rocky back of the giant Godzilla monster, presenting mystery to what
the monsters face looks like.
|Why so great? The mystery behind the beaming light coming from the sky.|
Plus, the thought provoking words written on the poster, reading, "mankind was born
on earth. It was never meant to die here".
5. Inherent Vice
|Why so great? Joaquin Phoenix's far-out look and the bright 60's-style lettering and colours.|
Plus, all of the colourful characters hanging out in Phoenix's crazy hair.
6. The Birdman
|Why so great? The artistic shades of bright blue colours blended behind Michael Keaton's face.|
Plus, the birdman perched on-top of Keaton's head.
7. The Interview
|Why so great? The Korean words. The Asian-style comic drawings in the background.|
Seth Rogen and James Franco's serious stare into the distance.
8. As Above, So Below
|Why so great? The dark red colour plastered all over the poster, depicting the Eiffel tower upside down,|
and skulls under ground. We love it all.
9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
|Why so great? Caesar's scary stare, which looking at it, feels as though he's staring into your soul.|
The detail on Caesar's face, mainly around the cheeks and eyes.
|Why so great? The deep look into Jake Gyllenhaal's characters mind, which looks mysterious to|
say the least. The white (or pink) use of blank space in the background
11. American Sniper
|Why so great? The American flag waving gracefully behind Bradley Cooper, enabling|
a distinct feel of patriotism on the poster. The grey sky in the background,
leaving better focus on Bradley Cooper, the flag and the movies title.
12. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
|Why so great? Gandalf's (Ian Mckellen's) fearful look to the side, and the effectiveness|
of the usage of a single character in one of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
13. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
|Why so great? The focus on Captain America's shield, and the bad-ass clench of fists from|
Captain America himself. Plus, the shining of the sun coming from the right of
14. Kingsman: The Secret Service
|Why so great? The professionalism of the organised closet for a super-spy.|
The simplicity of everything you could imagine a British secret agent
may need, including an umbrella (or two).
15. Dracula Untold
|Why so great? The bats coming from (or to) Dracula, which in itself looks awesome.|
Plus, the darkness beneath Dracula's feet, spotlighting the movies title.
So, which movie poster from 2014 was your favourite? And, was it one from our list, or a different one? Let us know in the comments box below.