(December 22, 2019) Original
(January 5, 2020) New Trailer (#2)
(March 1, 2020) New Trailer (#3) / New Posters (#2-#5)
(March 15, 2020) New Posters (#6-#7) / New Release Date (changed from 3/20/20)
(April 4, 2021) New Release Date (changed from “Delayed Due to COVID-19”)
(May 16, 2021) New Trailer (#4)
(May 23, 2021) New Poster (#8)
May 28, 2021
From IMDb: “Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.”
Poster Rating: C+ / C / C / C- / C- / C+ / C / C
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Review: (#1) Someone tried very hard to make this look like a piece from the film, but only made it look like a slipshod effort.
(#2) Nothing special to see here. Ugly colors and terrible PhotoShopping. (#3) Same issues with the prior designs with the red tinge feeling even more oppressive. (#4) The red haze is gone, but the end result isn’t more interesting, it’s actually worse. There’s nothing here and it seems poorly organized. (#5) More like the others with less red haze and more weak design style and PhotoShop work.
(#6) This is a dull design with lots of vacant space that doesn’t quite say enough to be interesting. (#7) A different locale and overall feel from prior designs. It makes everything seem just a bit more interesting, but not quite enough.
(#8) An action-oriented poster with an uninspired color palette. This won’t help sell the film any more or less than the other designs so far.
Trailer Rating: C+ / B+ / B- / C
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Review: (#1) This incredibly short teaser trailer doesn’t tell us much at all about the film, except that the characters are going to be stepping off the path. Symbolic perhaps, but not appealing enough.
(#2) If there were concerns after the teaser trailer about the prospects of the sequel, they were quashed by the first full trailer. Showing the audience the events that happened before the first film and after gives the audience an interesting perspective, which may help give this sequel direction when it was seemingly inconceivable before.
(#3) So much less intriguing in a new format, this trailer does little to persuade the viewer that they’re getting an inventive vision. Rather, it looks like their getting something a bit more warmed over with a faint touch of intrigue.
(#4) Although the critics highlighted in the trailer make this sound like the next great horror film, the trailer itself gives the opposite impression, burying away much of what made the first film so good.