New ‘W’ posters: “A life misunderestimated?”

Posted by · 9:10 am · August 15th, 2008

The folks at Film School Rejects stumbled across a couple of new teaser posters for Oliver Stone’s “W” recently. They were sent in from a reader who scoped them out on the streets of Denver and they feature the tagline “A life misunderestimated.”

Interesting. I like the one on the right a lot:

W posters

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  • 1 8-15-2008 at 9:44 am

    Adam Smith said...

    I think it says “A life misunderestimated.”

    Either way, the one on the right isn’t terrible, which is good, I suppose.

    I’m nervous about this movie.

  • 2 8-15-2008 at 9:46 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    And you should be.

  • 3 8-15-2008 at 10:30 am

    Ross Miller said...

    The only things that interest me about this movie is the cast (some great actors in there) and the way they are advertising who it’s about (with the posters, tagline, the way the trailer is constructed).

    But I hear the script sucks, eh Kris?

  • 4 8-15-2008 at 10:32 am

    Mr. Gittes said...

    Why should we be nervous about this movie?

    All backlash or criticism will be directed at Stone. If anything, the careers of Banks and Newton will receive a boost. And if the film is a complete bomb, even Brolin will come out of this unscathed because, again, Stone will be the only “fall-guy” if it comes to that. I’ve read a draft of the script, too, and it’s nothing special nor particularly revealing; it will only confirm what we( the majority now) think about Bush.

    Of course I can see it now: The Fox Noise rubes will focus more on Stone’s history of “bending the truth” rather than the merits of the movie. I mean, Fox had “historians” on their programs claiming that Alexander wasn’t 100% factually correct, which means Stone will certainly be the punching bag on this one and all media( NYT, NBC, etc) will follow suit…not that Stone cares at this point of his life.

    I’m not nervous. I wanna see Brolin. I wanna see if Banks can act. Don’t be nervous, be curious. Stone’s movies are always interesting.

  • 5 8-15-2008 at 10:37 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I’m nervous because the script is atrocious. But that’s me.

  • 6 8-15-2008 at 5:51 pm

    Jeff said...

    It seems like Oliver Stone may be sacrificing qualtiy in order to insert into its pre-election release date. I could see the talented Mr. Stone taking his time to create a full portrait of Dubya (or at least a good one) if he wasn’t so concerned making this another advertisement for the Democrats. He could have released it right after (if he gained quality in doing so) just to say this is the man we’ve left. Surely no can be worse (not even McCain). I really hope the decision wasn’t political, though. Obama should win anyway, and it will be interesting to see the change in power. Hey, at the least we’ll have a Prez who can speak, right? I don’t think even neocons can argue with that.

  • 7 8-16-2008 at 4:18 am

    Nick Plowman said...

    The script really does suck Kris, so consider me nervous as well.

  • 8 8-16-2008 at 5:45 pm

    Chad said...

    I don’t see why people see the cast as a selling point. Actors are never largely responsible for the quality of a film and unless you enjoy seeing talented people used in a frustratingly amateur piece of garbage, what’s the appeal? I know, I know, I haven’t seen it, but I have seen enough of my favorite performers appear in awful movies to know that actors alone will never get me in a movie theater seat.

    Great posters though.

  • 9 8-16-2008 at 6:21 pm

    Jeff said...

    you know…thinking even more about it…this movie almost seems unnecessary. at least with nixon the country was so shocked and dissapointed with him but didnt have that much time to fume while he was still in office, and so stone’s nixon provided a lot of “relief” in discussing the disgraced prez. here, bush has been proven over and over again to be a joke, so a review of his policies seems unncessary…we all know he sucks.