New Movie Posters: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and The Tree of Life
03.29.11 by BJSprecher
Two new movie posters for two very different movies have recently appeared online. The first new poster is a teaser poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final chapter in Warner's 8-movie franchise based on the works of author J.K. Rowling. Like the leaked set photo that recently turned up, the new poster celebrates the climactic final battle between the forces of good, represented by Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radcliffe), and the forces of evil, represented by Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), promising "It All Ends" on July 15th.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was written by Steve Kloves, (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and directed by David Yates (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince), who also directed
Part 1. Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Dave Legeno, David Thewlis, and Bill Nighy also star.
And, about as far removed from Hogwarts as you can get comes a new theatrical poster for writer-director Terrence Malick's (The New World) new drama, The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Joanna Going and two-time Academy Award-winner Sean Penn. Here's the detailed synopsis of the movie:
We trace the evolution of an eleven-year-old boy in the Midwest, Jack (Hunter McCracken), one of three brothers. At first all seems marvelous to the child. He sees as his mother (Chastain) does with the eyes of his soul. She represents the way of love and mercy, where the father (Pitt) tries to teach his son the world’s way of putting oneself first. Each parent contends for his allegiance, and Jack must reconcile their claims. The picture darkens as he has his first glimpses of sickness, suffering and death. The world, once a thing of glory, becomes a labyrinth.
From this story is that of adult Jack (Penn), a lost soul in a modern world, seeking to discover amid the changing scenes of time that which does not change: the eternal scheme of which we are a part. When he sees all that has gone into our world’s preparation, each thing appears a miracle—precious, incomparable. Jack, with his new understanding, is able to forgive his father and take his first steps on the path of life.
The story ends in hope, acknowledging the beauty and joy in all things, in the everyday and above all in the family—our first school—the only place that most of us learn the truth about the world and ourselves, or discover life’s single most important lesson, of unselfish love.
The awesome poster is comprised of 70 still images from the movie and has to be seen at a decent size to be fully appreciated, so do yourself a favor and click here to see a larger version. The Tree of Life opens May 27th.