One thing I have noticed though is that all his movies have great first posters, which are quickly eaten whole by terrible hidious second ones. Observe.
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The first purple design is very tasteful and isn't the sort of image you associate with this type of movie. It's simply gorgeous. The second design is nice too with that rich brown colour and the texture of the woman's face and hair, although you can sense a bit of weirdness with the character of "Madea" (I have no idea) thrown in the corner there. Still, when it gets to the third one? Subtlety just goes flying right out the window.
eek. That's just ghastly and don't even get me started on the "Tyler Perry's" at the start of the title. Double possessives are wrong wrong wrong exclamation point! The first poster is really great with the jigsaw puzzle. That says something. That is actually kind of beautiful. Yet, that second one? Yikes. I wanna stab my eyes after looking at that thing for too long.
And now for Tyler Perry's latest assault we have Meet the Browns. The first teaser poster is nice. I like the inventive way they included the title on the suitcase and even this simple image (even though it is surrounded by empty white space, my arch enemy) conveys a lot.
Yet, the second paster is just frightful. There's that annoying face of Madea looking out at us - by the way, is he meant to look like the worst man-dressed-as-a-woman ever? - but the real eyesore is... whatever that man is. Is that Perry again? We also revert back to boring title design and whereas the image of the overflowing suitcase before seemed like it stood for something now it's just... there. Are they going on a road trip? What does that tag line "You can only pack accordingly" even mean? The image of the suitcase went so much better with the "Leave your baggage at the door" tag from the teaser.
And that ends today's lecture.
edit - After making this entry I found that Movie Poster Addict did a similar write-up about the Meet the Browns poster.