Ali Plumb's Best 21st Century Movie Poster Taglines
There are beautiful movie posters... and there are beautiful movie poster taglines. A delightful art that combined wit, wisdom and flat-out punning, crafting taglines for films is a glorious, wonderful thing and something I truly appreciate.
And by that I mean 'am totally obsessed with'.
As if to prove that statement, I've put together a list of ten of my favourites from the 21st century - otherwise you end up with a list of the undeniable greats and there's no room for anything newer to get a pat on the back.
For example, here are some beloved classics that won't be on my list today, what with them being from the 20th century and all:
Alien (1979) - 'In space, no one can hear you scream.'
The Fly (1986) - 'Be Afraid. Be very afraid.'
Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975) - 'Makes Ben-Hur look like an epic.'
The Naked Gun (1988) - 'If you only see one movie this year... you need to get out more often.'
True Lies (1994) - 'When he said I do, he never said what he did.'
Predator 2 (1990) - 'He's in town with a few days to kill.'
And so on and so on and so on. But there is one other type of poster tagline also worth touching on: the 'so bad it's good', and I must admit, I'm a sucker for those ones too. So before we dig into the out-and-out great stuff from the past two decades, here are some toe-curling gems too:
Domino (2018) - 'Murder can lead to deadlier crimes.'
The Meg (2018) - 'Pleased to eat you.'
Time Freak (2018) - 'If at first you don't succeed, build a time machine.'
The Man With The Iron Fists (2012) - 'You can't spell kung fu without F and U.'
Crank: High Voltage (2009) - 'He was dead but he got better.'
The Pacifier (2005) - 'Prepare for bottle.'
Some of those ones may actually be excellent, it's just a matter of perspective, I suppose. But enough dilly-dallying! Time for the top ten: