People on the internet can be brutal, but that trailer was brutaler.
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Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz announced that the details for Budget 2022 will be made in Parliament on 27th October at 9pm. This announcement was made on RTM Malaysia, complete with a trailer sequence.
In the trailer, Tengku Zafrul is seen speaking about time and date of the Budget 2022 press conference, with an overlay of a hyper-digital screen with the same details (and presumably, his Finance team).
However, netizens were not very impressed with the trailer, with many finding the design outdated and cringe.
Malaysia's 2022 budget to be presented in a style that counted as futuristic in 2002 https://t.co/UfyQviK0VB— Max Walden (@maxwalden_) October 25, 2021
Malaysian graphic designing is either not trying at all or trying too hard. It doesn't really fit as you can see but I honestly appreciate the effort. This stuff ain't easy especially if your bosses are a bunch of boomers where this kind of effects is cool and hippy to them. https://t.co/79oaZugkil— berindun 🏴 (@kreat0rz) October 25, 2021
This looked soooo cool… in 1992. In 2021 this looks stupid af. Can't really blame the guy.. he is from the 1800's so this to him looks cool and "futuristic"— アフィク (@notafiqmuhd) October 25, 2021
Some even noticed that the trailer borrowed heavily from pop culture and media in the early 2000’s, include our local singer Datuk Sri Siti Norhaliza’s music videos from 2004.
Siti Nurhaliza 2004 vs Bajet 2022 pic.twitter.com/hwZGUQbNim— E, A., あきりん (@rynnyrnry) October 26, 2021
If the trailer is meant to be believed, then perhaps Budget 2022 will focus more on digitisation and the future.
See the full trailer below:
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