Film Preview: The Lobster (2016)

Page Revisions:

(September 6, 2015) Original
(February 7, 2016) New Release Date (changed from “Coming Soon”)
(March 20, 2016) New Trailer (#2) / New Posters (#3-#4) / New Release Date (changed from 3/11/16)

Release Date:

March 11, 2016


From IMDb: “In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.”

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

Review: (#1 & #2) These two designs are essentially reversals. They can be interpreted as an appreciation of self-love or the absence of a loved one with whom to share intimate moments. Either way, they are modestly creative but ultimately too sparse.

(#3) A scene from the film that won’t give the viewer any concept of what’s going on or any interest in seeing the film. (#4) This has that quirkiness that has made Wes Anderson popular, but will it be enough to entice viewers to this film? It doesn’t seem to have much of connection to the film, at least as far as the trailers are concerned

Trailer Rating: B+ / A-

Review: (#1) The utter ridiculousness of the premise is put front and center for the viewer and it would be hard not to be enamored with its cheeky daring. It might not appeal to a lot of people, but those who are curious will certainly be intrigued.

(#2) This is such a bizarre and eclectic trailer that it fits perfectly with the twisty and unusual nature of the narrative. The performances look absolutely fun and the film appears to be so delightfully bonkers that you can’t help but want to find out how it all turns out.

Oscar Prospects:

This will be far too bizarre for the Academy even when they’ve supported auteurs like Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson in the past.

Trailer #1

Trailer #2


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Poster #4

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