(July 31, 2022) Original
(October 9, 2022) New Trailer (#2) — New Posters (#2-#7)
(November 6, 2022) New Posters (#8-#26)
November 11, 2022
From IMDb: “The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T’Challa.”
Poster Rating: C- / B- / C+ / C / B+ / C+ / C / C (12) / B- (6) / C+
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Review: (#1) There’s nothing particularly special about this time, but it will get its point across.
(#2) The reflection concept is a bit old hat, but there are a lot of interesting details here that make it something to do more than passively glance at it. (#3) While there are nice details, The weird half-face choice for Namor looks weird, as do the balance of all of the details. (#4) It’s a lovely backdrop, but this is straight out of the Eternals playbook and it doesn’t work here. (#5) Always a lot of intriguing detiails on these designs and the balance is a lot more visually pleasing than previously. (#6) The colors are atrocious and the balance is almost symmetrical, but visually unbalanced. (#7) Another batch of hideous color selections and while there are a lot of elements to the design, they are chaotic and hard to look at.
(#8-#19) This series of character posters don’t have a unique element that makes them interesting. They are simply posed characters with nothing of visual merit to any of them. (#20-#25) A more compelling looking set of character posters with a uniform color for the Wakandans and a unique color for the prince of the sea. The backgrounds are also distinctive between each, but ultimately they feel a bit too staid to be interesting as a whole. (#26) This seemingly final poster design has some very unique and interesting elements with the dichotomy between Wakanda and the sea obvious, but well evinced. It doesn’t have enough details to truly be unique; however, it’s a solid closing effort.
Trailer Rating: A / C+
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Review: (#1) That cover of “No Woman No Cry” may be one of the most perfect tracks ever used in a film trailer. It’s a mournful song that sensationally fits the theme of the film, a nation in mourning after the loss of its king. The imagery that goes along wonderfully captures the essence of the film without giving away its entire plot. Easily one of my favorites of the year.
(#2) It’s difficult to beat that first trailer and while there are a lot of action elements this time, none of them stand out to the point where the film looks compelling. Plus, it seems lost within its own plot because it never feels like it sets that information before the viewer.
The first film was a surprisingly strong Oscar competitor and this film visually looks to compete in the same way.