POSTERS

Preview: High Ground (2012)

Synopsis:

A group of veterans, returned from war, set out on a trek to climb a giant mount hoping to push away their doubts and frustrations about their return.

  • Poster: C+

Review:

While the film is about physical and mental disabilities of soldiers returning from war, I still feel uncomfortable with using sympathy as a selling tool. It might seem inspirational and that's the film's intention, but the idea's a bit gauche (and not particularly well done in poster design).

  • Trailer: B-

Review:

I can see where the film might seem inspirational, but the trailer's disjointed nature isn't great at conveying adversity and hardship to sell the story of triumph.

Oscar Prospects:

Films based around war or the ramifications from it often do well with the Academy. This could be another example.

Release Date:

  • November 2, 2012