We’ve seen a bunch of new movie posters appear this week, but frankly none of them are very inspiring. Up first is the second one-sheet for Monsters – an upcoming Sci-Fi thriller from Gareth Edwards. This micro-budget film hits theaters in the US on October 29, albeit in limited release.
The trailer looks great, even if the poster leaves something to be desired.
Hit the jump to see the movie posters for Let Me In, Secretariat and The Next Three Days.
If you haven’t seen the original Swedish film Let the Right One In, you may not understand why some critics are very excited about Let Me In. The original is subtle and beautiful and has even landed on the IMDb Top 250 (#204)! If you haven’t seen that film yet, please go check it out. I know subtitles are not everyone’s favorite thing, but it’s a very well-made movie.
The latest poster for Let Me In is a French version and has your typical floating head design, but at least they’ve added some blood. What do you think: can Chloe Moretz pull off this role? If you’ve seen the original, you know Eli is ultra-violent, but also a lonely girl who longs for a bit of companionship. We now Moretz can do violent (Kick-Ass) but can she tug on the heart-strings too?
Next is the latest poster for Disney’s Secretariat. I have mixed feelings about this movie. I think it *could* be a very heart-warming tale about the true story of a magnificent race horse and its owner. Or…it could miss its mark and simply not resonate with audiences.
Who follows horse racing anyway? The ultra-rich and compulsive gamblers. I know Disney is trying for a “The Blind Side” appeal here, but who can relate to the trials and tribulations of being a horse owner? Nevertheless, I’ll probably see the film – but I’m skeptical. In this poster we get a different take on the “floating head” – it’s a horse head this time instead of Diane Lane or John Malkovich.
And finally we come to the first movie poster for The Next Three Days.
There are some really solid players in this film, and I’m excited to see more about this latest thriller from Paul Haggis (Crash). We’ve got Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks as a happily married couple whose lives are torn apart when Banks is accused of murder. Liam Neeson co-stars as an ex con who knows a thing or two about breaking out of prisons.
Synopsis: Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a gruesome murder she says she didn’t commit. Three years into her sentence, John is struggling to hold his family together, raising their son and teaching at college while he pursues every means available to prove her innocence. With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides there is only one possible, bearable solution: to break his wife out of prison. Refusing to be deterred by impossible odds or his own inexperience, John devises an elaborate escape plot and plunges into a dangerous and unfamiliar world, ultimately risking everything for the woman he loves.