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‘Invictus’ poster

Posted by · 11:49 am · October 22nd, 2009

Invictus

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  • 1 10-22-2009 at 11:51 am

    Joel said...

    Eastwood needs to get over his Big Head Syndrome. But I like this one infinitely more than the new one for “The Road.” And I can’t wait for this to come out.

  • 2 10-22-2009 at 11:56 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Looks classy.

  • 3 10-22-2009 at 11:59 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Looks dull.

  • 4 10-22-2009 at 12:02 pm

    Christian said...

    Intriguing poster, seems to be favoring Damon more than Freeman. Can’t really tell much about the movie till they release a trailer. I mean it’s about time, less than two months from its release.

  • 5 10-22-2009 at 12:10 pm

    tintin said...

    Yessss! Yessss! Yessssss! A new film from de best director!!!

    ***Unforgiven-Million Dollar Baby- Mystic River- Changeling- Gran Torino- Iwo Jima***

  • 6 10-22-2009 at 12:18 pm

    al b. said...

    LOVE IT! I think Morgan Freeman was born to play Mandela.

  • 7 10-22-2009 at 12:19 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    i dont know why, but i like it, its simple, plain, but it intrigues and is polished and classy

  • 8 10-22-2009 at 12:23 pm

    Mr. Gittes said...

    I’d like to hear that Haggis was faxing Eastwood re-writes during the shoot in South Africa.

  • 9 10-22-2009 at 12:24 pm

    Michael said...

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • 10 10-22-2009 at 12:38 pm

    Aleksis said...

    Had the same feeling about this as I did about Amelia. I wonder if my feeling will be right twice. :)

  • 11 10-22-2009 at 12:42 pm

    Matthew said...

    Agree with Guy, it does look dull. Which is, coincidentally, how I feel about most of Eastwood’s films.

    The best thing I can say about the poster is that the font is okay.

  • 12 10-22-2009 at 12:51 pm

    david said...

    If this film delivers, then I think it’s probably the front runner for Best Picture (given the Academy’s taste).

    If not, then perhaps Precious. But I think it’s Eastwood’s to lose.

  • 13 10-22-2009 at 12:52 pm

    head_wizard said...

    Meh nothing that interesting

  • 14 10-22-2009 at 1:10 pm

    Chase K. said...

    That poster flat-out sucks. It has that faux-inspirational glow that says, “this movie will warm your heart and make you laugh, smile, cry and skip all the way down the aisles until you go out and change the world!”…

    It makes me not want to see the movie.

    And why does Eastwood’s name get relegated to “unreadable” status? Didn’t the guy just direct one of the most surprisingly successful year-end awards season movies of recent memory? I’d have “Directed by Clint Eastwood” bigger than the title.

  • 15 10-22-2009 at 1:17 pm

    Me. said...

    FINALLY A GOD DAMN POSTER!!!! GAAAHH

  • 16 10-22-2009 at 1:56 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    Eh. Until the NBR comes out with their list, I’m not likely to give much of a shit.

  • 17 10-22-2009 at 1:57 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    Which is to say that, right now, this project doesn’t excite me terribly, but if/when it becomes a real contender, I’ll see it because I kinda have to. That’s how I roll.

  • 18 10-22-2009 at 2:17 pm

    Milan said...

    I am happy to see a Springbok uniform, but indeed, boring poster.

  • 19 10-22-2009 at 2:21 pm

    Ash said...

    Boring. Weren’t they just filming this over the summer? That seems like an awful fast turnaround.

  • 20 10-22-2009 at 2:48 pm

    Zach Heltzel said...

    I can see this poster being the BYAH! to its Oscar campaign.

  • 21 10-22-2009 at 3:21 pm

    Dan said...

    I think most people will see this poster in theaters and think “WTF is this supposed to be about?”

  • 22 10-22-2009 at 3:51 pm

    Alex said...

    I’m inspired already.

    On a side note, I read that Jennifer Hudson is to star in a Winnie Mandela biopic. I’m so excited to see her put petrol filled tyres around people’s necks then set them on fire.

  • 23 10-22-2009 at 3:54 pm

    Alex said...

    Chase K: Maybe they didn’t put Eastwood’s name here in order to trick the uninitiated into thinking this is some kind of Remember the Titans type film.

  • 24 10-22-2009 at 5:07 pm

    Chris said...

    Oh, is it last year already?

  • 25 10-22-2009 at 8:59 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    I like it. It’s contemporary (very photo shopped). I could see Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman getting double lead nominations for this.

  • 26 10-22-2009 at 9:10 pm

    The Other James D. said...

    David, that’s a little *too* premature. Just remember that biopics often get nominated, but don’t win, the top prizes. Not since the arguable 2001 debacle.

  • 27 10-22-2009 at 9:12 pm

    The Other James D. said...

    I do like one thing: The fact that it seems happier than all of Eastwood’s previous film posters, with their manipulative, drab gray colors.

  • 28 10-23-2009 at 12:27 am

    Glenn said...

    I checked, and, honestly, the last decent poster for a Clint Eastwood film was “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” in 1997. And only the teaser for that since the proper posters were bad, too. Everything has either been uninspired (“Mystic River”, this), pedestrian (“Flags of Our Fathers”, “Iwo Jima”) or flat out terrible dog shite (“Changeling”, “Million Dollar Baby”, “True Crime”).

    Not sure why the studios can never get it right with his movies.