Comic-Con 2014: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Reveals a Stylish New PosterJacob Hall |
Cutting through all of the badly photoshopped posters emerging from Comic-Con 2014 is the latest one-sheet for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,' which manages to stand out because it's stylish and doesn't feature its main character standing with his back to the camera while random debris flies around for no reason. In fact, this poster doesn't feature Katniss Everdeen or Peeta Mellark at all.
Created by street artist WK Interact, the poster manages to capture the visceral and revolutionary tone of the 'Hunger Games' movies without utilizing the faces of its main characters or very much familiar imagery. Sure, the Mockingjay symbol is used to stylish effect, but the rest of the poster conjures up ideas rather than plot points. There's the Capitol soldier, who is obscuring what looks like rebel plans to fight back against the powers that practically enslave the Districts. But he himself is obscured by the symbol of Panem's revolution.
It's messy, but that's the point. It actually looks like something you'd see plastered on walls in the middle of a bloody Civil War. It's pretty cool! In any case, it's certainly better than the posters that will be actually hanging on theater walls.
'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' opens on November 21, 2014. Part two will follow on November 20, 2015.