Written by Sunny Chanel for Babble.com
A while ago I asked my 6-year-old daughter to do something we usually don't encourage in our household: to judge a book by its cover, but not figuratively; I had her do it literally. She lent her impressions on masterpieces such as The Great Gatbsy, Jane Eyre, and Steppenwolf to the amusement for many of you. And you know what? She was anxious to play our game again. She seems to not only enjoy helping mommy with her work, but likes this activity as a new family pastime. And why would I discourage a game involving interpretation, identification and examination?
This time we opted to take on movie posters, an art form that attempts to distill a 2-hour drama, comedy or epic into a composition of images that give clues to the story, the tone and the genre of the film -- and makes you want to see the film in question.
I asked my 6-year-old image interpreter -- who is unfamiliar with all the films -- to tell me what she thought they were about. And no, I have no idea why she thinks about 20 percent of them are about detectives. Check out what she had to say about Apocalypse Now, Pulp Fiction, Annie Hall, and more!
"I think this movie is about a puppet master who is also a fairy godfather who likes to do puppetry. He also really likes to play to with kitties. He is a good man, who grants wishes."
"I think it's about an artist, a really good artist. The woman in the poster is the artist and a butterfly dressed in a skeleton costume (which is her own artwork) is trying to shush her."
"This is a black and white film that takes place where the horseys live. It doesn't look very interesting. Not very interesting, not very interesting, not very interesting. They are both not interesting. It's called 'Midnight Cowboy' because they only stay out at night. They could be vampires."
"It's about stormtroopers who live on earth. They aren't Star Wars stormtroppers but another kind of stormtropper. The story is about the main guy in the poster who is really smart and is trying to stop the stormtroopers from doing bad things."
"This movie is about a wizard in an apocalypse, I don't know what an apocalypse is, maybe it is a town? The story is about a good wizard and a bad wizard. The good wizard's the big one in the poster and the bad wizard is the one up in the corner, he is always mad. The apocalypse land is really pretty, all orange and pink."
"It's about a ghost and detective guy who is trying to find the ghost. So he is a ghost detective. It's a scary movie. I want it to be funny, but it looks scary."
"I think it looks more like a gum ad than a movie. But in this movie, I think it's about a special silly gum, gum that makes them fly. It's not a true story. The two guys chew gum all the time, but they are not friends. They are enemies. And the guy in the front has a club about gum but the other guy isn't allowed to join."
"This is a really weird movie. It's about a spiral staircase and a guy. It's weird. He spends a lot of time on that spiral staircase. It's going to be a boring movie."
"I think it's about an enchantress and a guy who went into space. He is in love with her. He is trying to get the lamp that she lives in. And in the end he does get it. But she doesn't really like him and escapes, then he is sad."
"This is about two French people who are spies. It's a man and woman and they are a team. It's kind of a scary movie and it takes place in Paris at night."
"This movie is about a scientist guy who is building a home for rich women. It looks like it would be a really awkward movie. He is building a really big building for these rich fancy women and wacky things happen while he is building it. It's probably a comedy."
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