POSTERS

Preview: A Lonely Place for Dying (2012)

Synopsis:

Having witness CIA operatives carrying out an illegal action in a foreign nation, one resident tries to convince his contact in the U.S. to send a representative to discuss the situation. That representative was not precisely whom he had in mind.

  • Poster: B-

Review:

It goes without saying that an action film's poster design needs to spell out that its an action film. And usually, if that film features firearms as a central focus, so too does the poster. That concept is entirely outdated, but continues to be used. Here, it isn't as egregious or unnecessary as other designs, but it's not entirely breathtaking in its simplicity either.

  • Trailer: C

Review:

A film that, on the surface, seems original, is painted as an entirely formulaic, predictable action spectacle. You can even see the eventual team-up and outside betrayal telegraphed to the audience before they appear onscreen in the trailer.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Release Date:

  • August 24, 2012