Plenty of new movie posters arriving at the end of the week…here we’ve got posters for Thor, Fast Five and Woody Allen’s latest, Midnight in Paris.
First up: Thor. We’ve already seen a number of movie posters for this highly anticipated comic film. The Thor trailer simply looks bad-ass, and these new posters are nothing short of intense either. The tag line reads: “Courage is Immortal”. Quite.
Although we’re looking forward to Thor, and are very excited about the cast (Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins), we do remember the debacle that was Clash of the Titans last year.
That one featured similar casting: pretty female co-star, machismo male lead, familiar older star – and it was positively a dreadful movie.
Granted, they forced the 3D upon the audience, and had Louis Leterrier directing versus Kenneth Branagh (4 Oscar noms), but we aren’t going to immediately leap to the conclusion Marvel’s latest will be excellent.
Good or bad, Thor hits theaters April 27 in the UK and May 6 in the US. Check out the second Thor movie poster below, and then hit the jump for Fast Five and Midnight in Paris.
Up next is another poster for Fast Five – the fifth entry in the resilient mod-car series. I don’t understand how there is still interest in the 10-year old ‘Fast’ series…yet the most recent Fast and Furious banked $353 million worldwide. On a mere $85M budget, that’s more than enough to justify another movie.
Finally we come to a poster for Woody Allen’s latest: Midnight in Paris. The poster obviously draws heavily on Van Gogh’s Starry Night – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Featuring an ensemble cast (including Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Adrien Brody), ‘Midnight’ is a romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
It’s debuting at Cannes in May, and will receive limited release in the US on May 20, but don’t expect to see this film at your local theater. Despite the wealth of big names involved, this has VOD written all over it.