The Indonesian film industry has produced a lot of amazingly creative movies in recent years, but, overall, our moviemakers are not exactly famous for their originality. Year after year, our theaters get flooded with the same cheap horror movies, pandering religious dramas and brainless teen comedies. Often they are simply cheap knockoffs of successful original films from other countries.
That copy-paste approach to filmmaking has even trickled down into the posters used to advertise Indonesian films. While some of the examples below may simply be two graphic designers independently (and coincidentally) coming up with something similar, most seem like clear cut cases of designers abusing the term “artistic inspiration” in order to quickly and lazily copy something that’s already successful. What do you think?
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