(December 23, 2018) Original
December 14, 2018
From IMDb: “In 1904 an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale shook Oslo, with an epicenter in the “Oslo Graben” which runs under the Norwegian capital. There are now signs that indicate that we can expect a major future earthquake in Oslo.”
Poster Rating: B / B- / C / C+
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Review: (#1) A scene of destruction does a great deal to sell a film like this even if the broken glass aesthetic doesn’t work very well. (#2) The foreground is the key to understanding the poster design, as it’s a scene from the film. Unfortunately, the backdrop doesn’t do enough to entice the audience. (#3) Giving the audience a cast to look at might humanize the film, but constructing the poster this shabbily certainly doesn’t help. (#4) Another setting of destruction is interesting, but the family trapped at the heart of the design doesn’t feel entirely fitting.
Trailer Rating: B
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Review: Like an old fashioned disaster flick, this trailer does a fine job setting up the peril, but more importantly the effects.