Two of the biggest pre-summer releases, which arguably should be summer releases, are that of Sucker Punch and Battle: Los Angeles. Both films made a big introductory splash at San Diego Comic-Con last summer to the most hardcore of movie geeks and since then, have both had very intense, action-packed and downright cool movie trailers.
As both films prepare for March releases, we’ve seen as much as we can from the trailers and photos thus far without spoiling either. If you’re as excited as we are about either, check out the six brand new posters for Sucker Punch and Battle: Los Angeles, the latter which is internationally known as World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles. You know, because it needs to be emphasized that it’s not all about America.
Sucker Punch is the latest stylistic fantasy action pic by loyal Warner Bros. director Zack Snyder about a girl who’s unwillingly thrown into an institution. Here, she meets and works with fellow inmates to escape, battling their way out through fantastical dream sequences where they fight against dragons, robots, airplanes and more with guns, swords and anything else you can dream of, literally. Think 300, but with ladies and crazier weapons and crazier bad guys. (Click here for latest Sucker Punch trailer).
Battle: Los Angeles, while more grounded in modern reality than Sucker Punch, is a sci-fi actioner and another installment into the recently busy genre of alien invasion films. Heavily armed aliens attack the planet and a group of Marines are forced to fight for an important strategic location in LA, doing what they can to help the local populace. It’s directed by Jonathan Liebesman and often compared to a cross-over between District 9 and Black Hawk Down, where the aliens carry weapons, armor and use vehicles. (Click here for the latest Battle: Los Angeles trailer).
Check out the latest posters and official synopsis for each below:
Sucker Punch Synopsis:
An action fantasy set in the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls — the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish) — to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm). Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey — if they succeed — will set them free.
Battle: Los Angeles Synopsis:
For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world — Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It’s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before
Which of the two are you more excited for and which will do better in theaters?
Battle: Los Angeles invades theaters on March 11, 2011 and Sucker Punch opens two weeks later on March 25th, 2011.
Sources: MSN, ShockYa