Film Preview: The Land (2016)

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(July 24, 2016) Original

Release Date:

July 29, 2016


From IMDb: “THE LAND tells the story of four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio to pursue a dream life of professional skateboarding. But when they get caught in the web of the local Queen-pin, their motley brotherhood is tested, threatening to make this summer their last.”

Poster Rating: C / C- / C+ / C

Review: (#1) A simple nightscape, a view of kids poised to conquer the city. It has potent symbolism, but only if you read into it that which probably isn’t intended. (#2) The broken skateboard as a symbol of broken dreams is a bit obvious. (#3) A forced smile doesn’t do much to convey the film’s premise without feeling heavy-handed. (#4) So you know the film is about drugs now, but is that really all its about? These posters may, as a whole paint a vivid picture of the film’s themes, but taken separately, they don’t do much good.

Trailer Rating: C+

Review: The music is a driving force to the trailer, but the film being promised doesn’t stretch beyond what we’ve seen countless times before and that lack of originality could harm the film.

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