Check This Out: Badass Korean Valkyrie Poster

November 5, 2008
Source: IMPAwards

Korean Valkyrie Poster

Today we all are waking up to a new nation. Whether or not your candidate won yesterday, it is still a new day, so what better way to start the day than by having a staring match with Tom Cruise. A lot of our readers complained that they didn't like the look of the official US poster for Valkyrie that debuted a month ago (even though I did), so here's a more dramatic alternative that may better suit some. This Korean poster recently debuted on IMPAwards and obviously focuses on Tom Cruise as the big selling point, rather than a more minimalistic style. I think it definitely looks like an impressive alternative design.

Thanks again to our friends over at the greatest poster site in the world for debuting this. There is also a similar Japanese poster that only features just Tom Cruise on it as well. Thoughts on this version?


At the height of WW2, a group of high-ranking German officers hatched a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, and seize power of the military command in order to end the war. The operation was codenamed "Valkyrie", for the emergency plan that was meant to be used in case of a revolt against the Nazi government. This plan had been modified by the conspirators to ensure their success, but for various reasons the plot failed when finally carried out on July 20th, 1944.

Valkyrie is directed by Bryan Singer, who previously directed The Usual Suspects, X-Men 1 & 2, and Superman Returns. The film's screenplay was written by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, The Way of the Gun) and Nathan Alexander. Valkyrie arrives in theaters on December 26th this year.

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  • Vinnie
    You seem to have a fetish big man face posters.
  • Angelo
    Carice van Houten is finally on one of those posters. Although just slightly. If her role is as important as I hope, she will "wow" a lot of people, I'm sure. Anyone that saw Black Book (2006) knows that.
  • The Real Alex
    This brings back memories of watching american movies in Korea T____T. It was really nice but, the korean subtitles kind of got annoying;;; lol
  • Voice Of Reason
    This poster does nothing for me. The 3 image montage is lame, weak, over used and uninspiring. The black white and red one showed earlier had much more to offer an onlooker than this tame, thrown together eyesore. Take away the eyepatch and it could be a poster for Far & Away 2: Further Away
  • PiratedTVPro
    Really? This is what passes for "Badass"? The last poster with the heavy design elements was much better.
  • Chris W
    Its just a picture of Tom Cruise's face... where is the "badass" ?
  • jess
    Tom Cruise as Nick Fury
  • avoidz
    A giant Tom Cruise head, like a Scientology god looking down on us all. (Bad poster.)
  • Ken Masters
    Its to sell to the Korean audiences that its a TOM CRUISE movie. if it were anything like the ones we first saw it wouldnt have been a big of a draw. The marketing staff wanted to sell it as the next big Tom Cruise gig.
  • Indeed, a fairly pedestrian poster. The Korean market just wants Tom Cruise, so it's effective, but from a design standpoint, there's little to no originality in this.
    What's so badass about this, just like when you said the JCVD trailer was living in another world son...are you on drugs Alex ?
  • Manaki
    I love it, the Korean poster is the best of all three of them! I think the American poster is a tad boring and plain, it is not good marketing, but the Korean poster is definitely badass in a beautiful way! The Japanese one is alright, but it's just too much black coloring, it needs some red and other hues like this Korean one! I love it!
  • its me
    Damn, I would pay for the Korean poster, not the American one, the Japanese, maybe. But I love the Korean poster it tight, just like the I AM LEGEND poster, the Japanese version look way better than the American one.
  • It's not bad, but still, whats badass about it?




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