Movie Poster Monday: The Rocketeer
I can’t say that I cared all too much for the film The Rocketeer, it’s been a while but I think it failed to capture the adventure that it really should’ve. That being said I absolutely love the character design which is showcased in John Mattos’ wonderful art deco style poster for the film.
It perfectly captures the era that this film was set in and in itself is an impressive work of art. Interestingly the poster was pulled in the UK market in favour of the more tradition one that drew more attention to the cast which includes Timothy Dalton. There was also concern with a couple of other sketches produced because they were worried that people would think of it as an animated feature. I’d love to see some of those other sketches.
The problem with this poster is that it’s too good for the film, it promises way more fun than the film ultimately delivers which is a real shame because I want to see the film that’s in that poster!
So are there any Rocketeer fans out there who want to defend the film? Any Art Deco fans who want to praise the poster? Let us know in the comments!!