(December 29, 2019) Original
(July 5, 2020) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#2)
August 14, 2020
From IMDb: “The life story of legendary R&B singer, Aretha Franklin.”
Poster Rating: C+ / C+
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Review: (#1) As a teaser poster, this design works fairly well, drawing the eye and commanding attention. What it doesn’t quite command is respect.
(#2) A lifeless backdrop and unique color don’t make this a very compelling design.
Trailer Rating: B+ / B
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Review: (#1) The audience is sufficiently teased. Jennifer Hudson belts out Aretha’s signature tune, which should be enough to encourage audiences to give a fuller trailer some consideration.
(#2) Taking the teaser elements and adding a bit of the film’s imagery does embellish the film a bit, but it also makes that teaser feel a bit too oppressive.
The August release is worrisome, but Jennifer Hudson might be a contender for Best Actress should the film be any good.