John Wick Poster Analysis IMPROVED IN COMMENTS

John Wick is a 2014 action thriller starring Keanu ReevesJohnWickThis poster is blue, suggesting that Keanu’s character is calm, despite how he is holding a gun, a dangerous weapon, furthermore Reeves’ face is blurred, suggesting that he is removed from the situation that involves the gun that he is holding. The blue blurring, as well as the circles in the background, breaking thriller poster conventions as normally posters would use stronger colours that imply danger and intensity, such as red (intensity in this poster is instead provided using direct address — the character looking directly at the audience). The barrel replacing the ‘O’ in his name imply that he has a personal stake in the situation that involves him pointing the gun, and that the violence and death that can be dealt using a gun are a part of him. Continue reading

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