1 – The choice of colour for 1 the ‘UK reviews’ box (red) is coherent with the rest of the 3 article. White on red works effective for making the word ‘Reviews’ stand out. The box is quite long in length being 1.7cm and has the female 2 protagonists head over it slightly. The top half of the review page is black which makes the redness of the box stand out much more. 2 – The picture of the main protagonist Alice (played by Milla Jovovich) in the movie is placed on the right side of the page. This is 4 one of the most effect aspects to this review page as the image of her was the first thing that caught my eye when turning to the page. I will 5 6 certainly use this same style in my own review. It is also inviting as the image of the actress makes it seem as though she, herself, is inside the review. A white glow is placed around Hghghghthe Jovovich’s body and this makes her stand out more, while also hiding the leg of the other female protagonist (Captain Rain) on the films poster. The image cuts of her lower legs and a little of her right arm. 7 3 – Two images are used for the top half of the review and these depict scenes in the movie that don’t 4 – The title ‘Resident Evil’ is big and white. The white in reveal any plot spoilers or character the title stands out against the black and dark red deaths. The top picture is a shot background. The title is placed in the top centre of the page before several soldiers are killed by and this is very eye – catching as it emphasises its a laser whilst the second depicts importance. The phrase ‘Dawn of the brain-dead’ hints at the some zombie action in a sewer. The zombie genre and is quite amusing as it plays on the famous colour black in the two photos is zombie movie ‘Dawn of the Dead’. The rating ‘15’ is placed coherent with the black on the in a red circle on the side of the title and this is a recurring review page and both images have theme for all movie titles in the review magazine. The size of no captions. Having no captions is the title is very large which is good as it makes the title quite unusual however I think it can memorable and ‘jump out’ at you. be affective as it makes you focus more on what is going on in the photo. gffgfgfgffgfgfgfgfg 5 – The text within the information box which informs readers about the ‘price’ ‘director’ is in a smaller font size than the rest of the article’s text. This makes it stand out as being the background information to the movie and consequently draws our attention to it first. 6 – The article begins with an indentation and a large ‘W’; this style is reminiscent jhjhjhjh of old tales in books or fairy tales where the first letter of the first word in the first paragraph is enlarged. I really think this way of starting the paragraph is effective as it draws our eyes in. The first paragraph is also made bold and this makes the words stand out which is a good technique to attract attention. 7 – The page number is placed on the right side along with the title of the magazine; this is a sensible location and construction of the review page. The page number is placed in bold to emphasise what page the review is on whilst the title of the magazine is not in bold font and this helps readers differentiate between the page number and title. Fgfgfgfdgfdgfjdgnjfdngbfdg Fgfdgfdgfdg 8 – Another picture is placed onto the next page, without a caption, featuring Alive Fgfdgfgfdg 8 (Milla Jovovich) at the end of the movie, when she reloads her shotgun. This photo is interesting as the setting behind Milla screams an apocalypse and horror. 9 9 – I really like the use of a ‘stand out’ box for a review page, where the editor chooses to highlight an interesting moment in the movie that some readers might like. This could be seen as the equivalent of a pull out quote as it arouses the interest of the reader in a 11 different way. The entire review page coverage of this 10 magazine includes ‘stand out’ moments and no pull quotes; I may adopt this same technique as I think it will make my review stand out from the rest. fgfgfdggggggggggggggggg 11 – Another interesting concept to include in the review page –a box that suggests another movie that the readers of this review page may like. This adds a more inviting and helpful tone to the review page whilst also advertising another review on another film to readers. It’s slightly strange and unique that the photo used for this contains a humorous caption that reads ‘Have I got something on my teeth?’ When looking at this caption, I actually think the use of captions works better than not using captions as it can make the photos more entertaining and funny to look at. 12 - Another rectangular box is used at the end to border the words ‘Final Verdict’. The red is coherent with the rest of the red used for other boxes and the rating starts are coherent with the white of the title. Due to this review focusing on the DVD, the editors rate the picture, sound, entertainment level, extras and value whilst my rating will focus on the film as a whole. A last impression of the film is also Ggg placed above the overall rating which reads ‘Zombifying action on an eeevil disc.’ This is very humorous and leaves readers with a positive feeling at the end of the review. Extra analysis - The review is only a page and a half in contrast to the usual two page spread reviews. This structure is probably something that I will not adopt when making my own review page as I want it to cover two pages. - I love the photo structure of the review page; where the photos are placed at the top of the review and the writing at the bottom. I think this gives the review a good, orderly structure to fall back on. - The colour scheme of the review page is made up of red, white and black colour codes which I think is really effective in connoting zombie horror (from a simplistic interpretation red connotes blood, white connotes good and black connotes evil). I am very excited to also adopt this same colour scheme as I think it works well with my movie also.
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