Film Preview: Isle of Dogs (2018)

Page Revisions:

(September 24, 2017) Original
(March 18, 2018) New Poster (#3)
(April 8, 2018) New Posters (#4-#15)

Release Date:

March 23, 2018


From IMDb: “Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his dog.”

Poster Rating: C+ / C- / C+ / C+ / C+ (11)

Review: (#1) That white background is staggeringly distracting and the foreground images don’t do enough to distract from it. (#2) This is far more blank than the previous poster design, making two designs that don’t quite engage the viewer’s imagination.

(#3) All the mangy mutts from the film are given a side-by-side-by-side presentation with the young boy at the heart of the story at the base of the design. It is not a very energetic design, nor is it one of exceptional merit, but it does sell the film as well as it should.

(#4) Another solid, but inconsequential poster design for this film. (#5-#15) This series of character posters is neat in that you get to see each character and who voices them, plus the varying backgrounds definitely help add to the distinctiveness; however, they only accentuate the lifelessness of the stop-motion animation being employed.

Trailer Rating: B-

Review: Attempting to explain away the plot hinders this trailer’s most interseting elements, namely the stop-motion animation. The humor is poorly infused and the whole film feels like a simple short, not the advertising for a theatrical motion picture.

Oscar Prospects:

A Best Animated Feature nomination is incredibly likely. An Original Screenplay nomination is also a potential.

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