Film Preview: Solace (2016)

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(July 17, 2016) Original
(August 14, 2016) New Release Date (changed form 9/2/16)
(November 20, 2016) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#8)

Release Date:

Coming Soon


From IMDb: “A psychic works with the FBI in order to hunt down a serial killer.”

Poster Rating: C- / C+ / C / F / C+ / C (2) / C

Review: (#1) The colors aren’t great and the visages are neither scary, nor compelling, nor pensive. They’re just plain common. (#2) There’s some elegance to this design that reeks of creativity. That’s both a good and a bad thing. (#3) Your mind is my mind. At least that’s the impression I’m getting and that’s not a good thing. It’s just a weakly creative decision.

(#4) I suspect this might have been one of a pair of character posters, but perhaps it’s best that the others never arrived. This is pointless, colorless and could have been easily avoided. (#5) Asian markets have a slightly different version of commonplace and this chaotic design is quite similar to other designs I’ve seen coming out of that region. That doesn’t make it good, but compared to the fourth poster, it’s almost Picasso-like. (#6-#7) Two character posters with big words for French markets. I doubt the French aren’t going to be that excited about these designs.

(#8) This style of poster has been done so much better in the past and it doesn’t quite make sense for this movie’s particular plot.

Trailer Rating: C- / C

Review: (#1) The premise is flat and unbelievable. The idea could have merit, and with actors like Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell, it could have been more, but this trailer certifies nothing of merit is likely to emerge from this film.

(#2) Apart from the fact that this film starts some solid actors, it looks like the kind of movie that would have earned its place on the video store shelf without being seen on a single theater screen.

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