(November 8, 2015) Original
(December 27, 2015) New Poster (#2)
December 30, 2015
From IMDb: “Charlie Kaufman’s first stop-motion film about a man crippled by the mundanity of his life.”
Poster Rating: F / C+
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Review: (#1) Focusing too much on your critics’ praise might work to put it on the map for cineastes, but no one else will care in the slightest. Presenting almost no context or visual details makes it a distracting and jumbled mess.
(#2) Moving the design from cluttered to simple is a good move for this as this design highlights both the animated style of the film as well as its philosophical, self-reflective premise.
Trailer Rating: B-
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Review: Less so than the poster, the trailer still overcompensates by focusing too heavily on what the critics thought and not enough on depicting a film of depth, substance or necessity. Just because critics love it doesn’t mean it looks any good or that it will appeal very far.
Some have talked about it being a surefire Oscar contender. However, as Richard Linklater has already proven, the Academy doesn’t like regular filmmakers butting into the animation business, especially with esoteric and philosophical pictures. Even critically acclaimed traditional animated pictures like The Lego Movie and The Simpsons Movie have failed to earn Best Animated Feature nominations.