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Genre assignment - the expendables

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Genre assignment The expendables The first movie poster I am going to use for my assignment is going to be "the expendables", immediately I could see that this movie poster was from an action movie making the genre action and could see no sort of hybrid genre in this because it is strictly action therefore making the movie a straight genre, strictly action. I noticed this by the actors used within this poster by noticing the star names with them all been iconic figures of the action movies such as "Sylvester Stallone" and "Jet Li" who are both also represented on the front of the poster stood in a very masculine posture. ...read more.


"Jet Li" is featured with weapons connoting violence and death. The poster uses iconography by featuring guns and weapons which is iconic to the action genre and the weaponry is brandished by 3 iconic figures of the action genre wearing black military attire. Using a whole cast from what is seen and noticed from the action genre. The film stars are taken in a medium shot picture by the camera; this is to express all their facial features and to show the costume they are wearing, the adding of fire and piles of rubble shows a style of action. ...read more.


This poster uses tradition conventions by using the typical stereotypical action heroes from the action genre and does not go against it by using something not regular to the genre. The unique selling point for this poster would be the cast and how the poster outlines/defines the action hero's and how they are iconic to action movies, "the most awesome action cast ever assembled..." the use of the tagline is to catch the audiences eye and make them react excited and geared up for another explosive action movie. ...read more.

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