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?
Done reading? Kick back and watch Coconuts TV!
Paywall: You’re outta here, Coconuts stories are free for all
We have removed our paywall on all Coconuts stories. This does not mean the end of COCO+ Membership at all, but the value proposition is changing.
Rather than being a transactional subscription – whereby you pay for access to content – it is now a true membership program – whereby Coconuts stories are free for everyone but super-fans can monetarily support our independent journalism, and get added member benefits.
If you'd like to support Coconuts, you can become a COCO+ Member for as little as US$5 per year. Thank you!