See, I like this one better because it's more clearly intended to be a poster for a horror movie, directed at a mainstream audience in the mood for a scary movie. The old one had that tinge of gee-whiz Americana "pull up to the drive-in with your best girl" nostalgia that can be unbelievably cloying in King and Darabont's work.
Sean, you just sounded SO MUCH like my boyfriend - he can barely make it through anything King's ever written, including "The Mist," due to the heavy-handed Americana "I love this rock ditty" BS.Me, I just see it as an inherent part of King's work and, sure it's cornball as all get-out, but there's something relaxing about it to me. So the poster fit.
It looks like a weird combination of an assumption of War of the Worlds, Children of Men, and two of my favorite episodes of Hey! Arnold. Weird.
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