Two of the movies I’m most looking forward to this year are Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II and Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, and whaddaya know, they’ve both just unveiled terrific new posters. First up, we’ve got the Harry Potter poster:
Harry and Voldemort, bloodied and covered in grime, staring each other down while Voldemort holds the Elder Wand between them? Yeah, that’s enough to get me pumped. And of course, what better tagline than “It all ends 7.15”? I remember when the final book came out, it felt like a momentous moment in my life, having grown up with the books and its characters. The weight of the movies ending hasn’t hit me to the same degree, but I’m positive I’ll be misty-eyed come July 15.
Next we’ve got the poster for The Tree of Life:
The Tree of Life is supposed to be about a little bit of everything, and accordingly, the poster includes a little bit of everything. I know it’s early, but I’m not sure if there will be a better movie poster in 2011. Everything about this poster is captivating, even if I can’t help but think of Wes Anderson (or the Criterion Collection) every time I see something with Futura font. The film, starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain, is set for release on May 27, and you can view its spellbinding trailer here: