The 2012 Reelzies: Did ParaNorman or Magic Mike Have the Best Poster Tagline of the Year?
12.26.12 by Mandy
Saying it all in ten words or less.
Movie posters have a pretty big job. They need to look good, they need to intrigue movie audiences, they need to provide information about who was involved in making a movie, and sometimes, they even need to sum up a movie in just a handful of words. For those few pithy words that can describe a movie and pique the interest of a passerby, we have the Reelzie for Best Movie Poster Tagline.
The movie posters for What to Expect When You're Expecting each focused on a single character and featured a line from the movie. Our favorite was the poster that featured Anna Kendrick and featured the tagline:
"You pee on a stick. It's pretty idiot proof."
ParaNorman is another movie that had no shortage of taglines. The best of the lot was the poster that read:
It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Raises the Dead
Some of us stared at the poster for Magic Mike for several minutes before seeing the words that were actually printed on the pic, but once we were able to take our eyes off Matt Bomer, Channing Tatum and the rest of the boys, we thought it was a pretty clever tagline.
Work All Day. Work It All Night.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits would have been a shoo-in for a Best Punctuation in a Movie Title Award, but without that category available, a Best Tagline nomination will have to do for the animated comedy. So what's the tagline?
It's a Plunderful Life
This next nominee, Wrath of the Titans garnered it's nomination for being the tagline that was most likely the first and only draft of the movie poster copy. And really, sometimes three words can say it all:
Feel The Wrath
Now it's time to make the big decision and cast your vote.
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Image courtesy Iron Horse Entertainment and Warner Bros.