Get Smart Teaser Poster Debut
This is going to be one hell of a big comedy next summer. The buzz is already going crazy from Comic-Con and from the first teaser trailer, and when it actually gets nearer to its release in June everyone will be talking about it. Get Smart is a big screen remake of a 1960's spy TV show. It stars Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway among countless other great (comedic) actors. Despite all this good buzz for the movie, I'll be the first to say, this poster sucks! I appreciate good posters that play off of good comedy, but where is the design in this?!
Apparently the poster is referencing some of the old TV series promo photos. Despite the classic nature of it, it still looks terrible. The positioning is all wrong, there is no design or typography elements to it, just two people and a very small amount of text. They really could have designed a better poster, come on Warner Brothers!
In the all-new action comedy Get Smart, Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) is on a mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS.
When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency Control is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief (Alan Arkin) has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreamt of working in the field alongside stalwart superstar Agent 23 (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson). Smart is partnered instead with the only other agent whose identity has not been compromised: the lovely-but-lethal veteran Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway). As Smart and 99 get closer to unraveling KAOS' master plan—and each other—they discover that key KAOS operative Siegfried (Terence Stamp) and his sidekick Shtarker (Kenneth Davitian) are scheming to cash in with their network of terror. Given little field experience and even less time, Smart—armed with nothing but a few spy-tech gadgets and his unbridled enthusiasm—must defeat KAOS if he is to save the day.
Get Smart is written by Tom J. Astle (Failure to Launch) and Matt Ember (Failure to Launch) and directed by Peter Segal (Tommy Boy, Anger Management, 50 First Dates). It hits theaters next summer on June 20th, 2008.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
aw, I like it!
Jessica on Nov 15, 2007
Well, uh. I can't say too much, because I'm not the graphic designer who is getting paid big bucks by the studio, but I am a graphic designer with my own opinion. I think that this is a bit of a mess of simplicity and complexity. They tried to do too much and ended up with a bit of a train wreck. I can say though that whoever painted in Hathaway's hair to cover Carrel's face did a great job. Seriously, take a look at it. Anyone who has ever painted in photoshop can see the tell-tale signs of drawing hair. But hey, they got the check, not me...
Mark on Nov 15, 2007
I thought that Carell was the star. The poster makes it look like its Hathaways movie.
L.J. on Nov 15, 2007
Weak poster. But at least Steve got his face deep in Anne Hathaway's "hair" 😛
avoidz on Nov 15, 2007
"I thought that Carell was the star. The poster makes it look like its Hathaways movie." That's the point silly!
Ben on Nov 16, 2007
I think it's fantastic. It's got the spirit of the movie in it (which I can only assume has the same spirit as the original show). Here's a guy who's trying to be a serious secret agent, and things rarely go his way. Even standing for a picture, things get screwed up. Very good, very subtle. I'm looking forward to this movie. What's sad is that I'm wondering if I'll be seeing this before another episode of The Office is aired.
Phil on Nov 16, 2007
Steve Carell needs a hit after the disastrous Evan Almighty. Come to think of it, Jim Carrey desperately needs a hit movie as well. Cable Guy 2? Ace Ventura 3?
avoidz on Nov 17, 2007
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