(September 1, 2019) Original
(November 3, 2019) New Posters (#1-#5)
(December 1, 2019) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#6)
November 8, 2019
From IMDb: “From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.”
Poster Rating: C / C / C- / C (2) / B-
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Review: (#1) If you have no context, then you have no excitement or enticement. This design doesn’t do well with either. (#2) It’s a nice painting, but not a nice poster. (#3) It’s bizarre, which might draw the viewer in, but it doesn’t tell enough about the film to sell it. (#4-#5) These inverted designs are interesting from a visual perspective, but as a film poster design, they don’t do much.
(#6) Thematically, this is a compelling design. There isn’t enough to the design to make it truly stand out, but it’s an interesting symbolic representation of the film’s premise.
Trailer Rating: C / C+
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Review: (#1) Semi-autobiographical Hollywood dramas aren’t that common, so the film starts off with a fresh sheen. That said, the trailer does everything it can to make this film looks cheap and unoriginal.
(#2) This coming-of-age-in-Hollywood drama is positioned as semi-autobiographical, but that isn’t well explained in the trailer itself and the performances don’t look like they are the stuff of legend as suggested by the trailer itself.