Is this the defining movie poster trend of the decade?

Movie poster trend
(Image credit: STX FIlms/Columbia Pictures/Paramount Pictures)

A movie poster is the first look into the world of a new film. Summing up the cinematic vibe with a piece of epic artwork and a catchy slogan is sure to draw a popcorn-munching crowd. And there have been some splendid examples – The Birds springs to mind, and Ready Player One is so good that it made it into our best poster designs roundup.

But one movie poster trend stands out above them all. Not for being the most groundbreaking piece of design, you understand, but for being the most persistent. Yes film fans, it's the 'words over an intense face' movie poster. We have to thank Radio 1's film critic Ali Plumb for bringing this to our attention, as we are now kind of obsessed with it.

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.