Check This Out: Epic City of Ember Poster
The first full poster for Fox Walden's City of Ember has just made its way online and the quickest way to describe it is simply to say that it's epic. Since when did combining the posters for The Goonies and Journey to the Center of the Earth become the latest hot thing in Hollywood? I think Fox Walden has done a good job so far marketing City of Ember, with the light bulbs and dark and misty atmosphere as their biggest selling points, but this poster is pretty awful. If you haven't already seen it, be sure to check out the trailer, it actually looks pretty damn good, contrary to the imagery scene below. Now if only they could design a great poster to go along with that as well, this movie would've been a surefire success.
I'm actually trying to give City of Ember the benefit of the doubt as much as I can because I think it could be one of the best kids movies this year. I haven't seen that many trailers for these kind of movies that actually left me excited to see the movie, but this is one of them. Are you a fan of this epic poster?
City of Ember is directed by Gil Kenan, of the animated movie Monster House previously, with a script by Caroline Thompson, of Homeward Bound, The Secret Garden, and Nightmare Before Christmas previously. The film is based on the Book of Ember series of books written by Jeanne DuPrau. City of Ember arrives in theaters on October 10th this year.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Would've? The movie isn't even out yet. It's a bad poster, big deal. It's not like it's the end of any chance this movie had.
Chris C. on Sep 3, 2008
I like the art, except the part where I question "where is the girl jumping from?"
Kelley on Sep 3, 2008
I can understand what they wanted to do with this poster, and even admire that. This kind of poster done well could be amazing. But this one really is very "what?!" worthy. I don't even know what's going on. Who are they? They sure aren't big enough for me to see. The main characters should be big, and even if they wanted to focus on the City, they still could have while making me understand what's taking place. Falling? Jumping? what the hell..
tuwhitt on Sep 3, 2008
Summit Entertainment have just asked me to remove this so they may do the same to you. Apparently it isn't the final approved version.
Liam on Sep 3, 2008
I don't know what to think of this. It reminds me of Goonies or something. http://www.youtube.com/AllmightyKeim
AllmightyKeim on Sep 3, 2008
You can clearly see her stepping off a ledge from the side of the wall there. You can clearly see that there on the side of some mountain climbing away from the city trying to get to the light. Kinda like what the movie is about..escaping from the city. How about we put full size people on it trying to scale a mountain? Would you like that? Or how about you take the image away of the city and you just see two kids climbing...would you understand it better then? Come on guys you all can clearly see what is going on in this poster. I agree...It's a very good poster.
Curtis G on Sep 3, 2008
I'm ready for an imaginative movie. It's sure been a while. And who with a human heart doesn't love Homeward Bound?
vegeta on Sep 3, 2008
Yes. I really believe she's hanging on for dear life... there... sidewaysish. 😐
Manda on Sep 3, 2008
Needs more Murray. He's really the main thing that's got me even slightly interested in COE.
kevjohn on Sep 4, 2008
Actually, you can't "clearly" see any of those things. "They're" climbing away from the city, towards the light yes. But they could have done this way better. There's no ledge that she's climbing off, its a cliff. How did they get up there? Climb? Looks pretty steep to me. This kind of poster would would well for the movie but its unfortunately muddled and a big disappointment. With a different angle, they could have shown both of them climbing, the city behind them, and the light they wish to attain, and had it all make sense, but instead they've chosen what looks to be a rush job that got pushed through.
tuwhitt on Sep 4, 2008
Reminds me of JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 3-D
Ryan on Sep 4, 2008
cant tillthe movie comes out
sara on Sep 18, 2008
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