Ultimatum 2 arrived on my desk the same week The Lexicon of Love II was released. You see the similarities, right? Each looks to capitalize on the greatest hit, beginning with the cover.
Because The Guardian is very keen on The Lexicon of Love II, I'm going to force myself to give it a listen.
Because I'm committed to reading Richard Rohmer, I'll be forcing myself to pick up Ultimatum 2. Before I do, I've got a few things to say about it as an objet.
A few days ago, I wrote you guys an email in which I referred to Ultimatum 2 as a "competent-looking production."
Let's look at the cover, which I'll describe charitably as an homage to the original.
I'm certain that the change in the red, white and blue stripes has no meaning. The placement of "MAJOR-GENERAL" is evidence of ineptitude. Laziness comes in the form of the Russian coat of arms - though "RUSSIA" is helpful to those not familiar - and the old eagle and Canadian flag design used on the cover of Ultimatum... the mass market paperback edition.
C'mon, 300dpi minimum, guys.
A few lessons in Photoshop would help.
You know it's true.