Film Preview: Protagonist (2007)

Trailers (Due to age, may no longer be available)

Posters (Due to age, may no longer be available)

Poster Rating: C

Review: I think perhaps the modern trend of one-color posters with hand-drawn (possibly computer drawn) images may have gne overboard. This style is most present in documentary posters which have included those for King of Kong and King Corn. This poster fits the film’s subject but is pretty boring to look at.

Trailer Rating: C-

Review: Using an ancient form of puppetry (it looks like it may be Greek or Roman) to accompany the stories of four disparate individuals who, in their own mind, are protagonists of their own stories, may suggest the film is an examination of how one’s point of view does not necessarily make one right may be interesting if that’s how it ultimately resolves. However, the four characters (a murderous bank robber, a murderous revolutionary, a self-reformed ex-homosexual priest, and a karate enthusiast) seem like a a part of the game of “which of these doesn’t belong”. It’s hard to tell what the final result will be.

Oscar Prospects:

From the preview this doesn’t look like the Academy’s brand of documentary, but it could turn into a critical success which the docu branch hasn’t been as easily able to ignore in the last few years.

Release Date:

November 30, 2007

Page Revisions:

September 29, 2007 – Original
November 3, 2007 – New Poster

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