A sleek black automobile that's been enhanced with machine guns, rocket launchers, and beanie bag throwers (you read that correctly); gorgeous young women armed to the teeth for combat; and a big, blonde, bearded superhuman carrying his deadly hammer are on display in today's movie poster roundup.
There's a new one-sheet for this week's release, The Green Hornet; an elaborate banner for Zack Snyder's upcoming Sucker Punch; and a French poster for the comic book flick that will kick off the Summer 2011 movie season, Thor, to check out as well.
Director Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet gets the honor of being the first anticipated tentpole pic to be released in 2011 (sorry, Season of the Witch). Evan Goldberg co-wrote the radio serial/TV show/comic book movie adaptation with his Superbad pal Seth Rogen, who also stars as the Green Hornet (a.k.a., playboy Britt Reid). Asian pop star Jay Chou takes over Bruce Lee's iconic role as Kato, the brains and brawn behind the Hornet and his operation to fight crime in the streets of Los Angeles.
Recent clips and TV spots have done a good job highlighting the stylish action scenes from Green Hornet (specifically, the "Kato Vision" combat sequences), promoting the movie as mostly just a fast and fun popcorn flick. The film attracted a fair amount of negative buzz back in mid-2010, but recent word of mouth has been much more positive (check back here on Friday to read our verdict).
The Green Hornet and Kato get to wreak havoc on the streets of L.A., thanks to their virtually indestructible and technologically-advanced ride, the Black Beauty. Have a look at the damage left in the vehicle's wake in the Green Hornet poster (via IMP Awards) below:
There's a good chance you were more interested in admiring the snazzy visual design of the images or footage released for Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch than actually bothering to find out what exactly the film's plot is. For those who want to know, here's the basic gist of said plot:
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).
These girls' attempts to escape their cruel captors is brought to life via vivid fantasy sequences that pit the leather-and-fishnet-clad ladies against samurai, deadly soldiers, fire-breathing dragons, and giant mechanical monsters. Sucker Punch may not have the most well-developed or layered of storylines, but Snyder knows how to create beautiful visuals and stunning action - so that definitely works in the film's favor.
Check out the new Sucker Punch banner below:
Son of Odin and owner of the all-too-cool silver hammer Mjolnir (not Maxwell - kudos for getting this joke), Thor makes the jump to the big screen this summer, under the direction of Shakespeare lover Kenneth Branagh. The film adaptation of the mythological tale-turned-Stan Lee comic book stars Chris Hemsworth as the titular blonde bruiser, who is cast down to live amongst the mortals on Earth after his dad (Anthony Hopkins) tires of his arrogance and thoughtless action.
An official trailer for Thor was released just over a month ago and fans were overall quite receptive to the footage on display - more so than they were after watching the preview for another comic book flick, Green Lantern (for more on that subject, see our Thor vs. Green Lantern trailer showdown).
This new French poster for the film only features the all-mighty Thor in the flesh, but there's still something cool about the image of Hemsoworth, dressed up in futuristic armor and gazing out dramatically into the distance as his red cape flaps in the wind - we all know it's true.
Check out the French one-sheet (via CloneWeb and Fantasy.fr) below:
The Green Hornet roars into regular, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. this Friday, January 14th.
Sucker Punch blasts its way into theaters on March 25th, 2011.
Thor arrives in 2D and 3D theaters on May 6th, 2011.