I think that Buried, which sold at Sundance for big money, was one of the most overpraised movies of the festival. I didn’t hate the film, but the people who went gaga for it baffle me; I can only assume their cinematic experiences have been confined to the very standard. You can read my review right here.
But while I think Buried is just sort of okay, this new poster is killer. Great use of the black space, very striking, very interesting. Nobody’s head is floating about, people are staring out at the viewer. It’s not subtle but it’s not hackneyed.
Rumor has it that there have been reshoots on Buried, so I’m interested in checking it out again. Buried opens in limited release at the end of September before going wider in October.