Jennifer’s Basterds

Posted by · 12:04 pm · July 10th, 2009

What’s with all the poster action today? I can’t keep up. Anyway, in the interests of efficiency, I’ve paired up the new one-sheets for “Jennifer’s Body” and “Inglourious Basterds” (yes, another one) for your viewing pleasure. Why not? After all, they’re both advertising blood-spattered comedies from smart-aleck Oscar-winning writers, and they both seem destined to grace a lot of teenage boys’ walls, albeit for fairly different reasons.

Jennifer's BodyInglourious Basterds

[Source: Bloody Disgusting and Screen Rant]

What they also have in common, of course, is killer taglines: I think we can all agree that very line was the high point of the “Jennifer’s Body” trailer, while I’m starting to warm to the way “Inglourious Basterds” is marketing the obtuse misspelling of its title.

Aesthetically speaking, I like the “Basterds” one well enough, though it’s not a patch on the beautiful character quartet they unveiled earlier this week. Meanwhile, “Jennifer’s Body” shamelessly puts its best assets forward, so to speak … I’m not sure what purpose the “Hell yes!” serves, other than to helpfully vocalize the thoughts of much of its drooling male target audience.

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  • 1 7-10-2009 at 12:29 pm

    Brian said...

    And the whole “agents of/demon from HELL,” pun.

  • 2 7-10-2009 at 2:45 pm

    Mike_M said...

    I love all the IB posters, I love the mentioned character quartet and group poster the best (esp the international ones).

    The Jennifer’s Body poster is a nice one too

  • 3 7-10-2009 at 6:45 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    not digging the jennifers body poster, or anything about it, except the hot chicks

  • 4 7-11-2009 at 7:57 am

    Glenn said...

    See, I think the “Jennifer’s Body” poster is a perfect example of marketing at its finest. Taking the most obvious marketing hook of your movie (in this case Megan Fox and her body) and plastering all over your poster. Plus I didn’t even notice the hand until looking at it again just now.

    That tag line is good too (and a line from the movie – a good one).