Great Poster for Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker
There is one movie I kept missing up in Toronto called The Hurt Locker, an Iraq War movie about an elite Army bomb squad. So why should you care about yet another Iraq movie? Well this one is supposedly one of the best movies set in that part of the world. Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere has got his hands on some sort of brand new poster for the film and I agree with him - it looks great. It's a simple visual marketing gimmick but it works. And maybe this kind of marketing will actually help this gain some buzz, because right now it has absolutely none, despite being one of the most praised movies in Toronto.
"The Hurt Locker is like having your heart operated on by a construction worker wielding a power pneumatic nail-driver. And the high-voltage stuff, which happens often, is, no joke, on the level of the armed creature-hunting and creature-evading sequences in Aliens." That's what Jeffrey Wells had to say about The Hurt Locker after his screening up in Toronto. Although I don't always trust his opinion, that sentence alone was enough to convince me that I need to see this. And he's not the only one - there are plenty more who loved it. It sounds like it's more than just an Iraq War movie.
Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
The Hurt Locker is directed by Kathryn Bigelow, of Blue Steel, Point Break, and K-19: The Widowmaker previously. The original screenplay was written by newcomer Mark Boal who had a hand in devising the story for In the Valley of Elah. The film stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, and David Morse. Summit Entertainment picked up the distribution rights during the festival and will be debuting this in limited theaters either later this year or early next year.
point break, best movie ever. I will see this.
Darrin on Oct 9, 2008
I like Kathryn Bigelow's flicks. It's good to see her tackling this kind of source material. I'm there!
Spider on Oct 9, 2008
Hmm sounds like I really wanna see this but don't know where Ill be able to except maybe in like Hastings in a year or two if I remember.
Richard on Oct 9, 2008
I saw some pretty scary bombs when I was in Iraq. This movie might upset me, but I'll probably have to see it anyway.
Reverend on Oct 9, 2008
umm, on Family Guy when meg says "what do you mean cut the blue wire, they're all blue!" kinda reach a low point when you copy family guy.
Al on Oct 9, 2008
Sorry Al, family guy didnt start that. thanks for playing tho.
mortuus on Oct 9, 2008
International trailer over at MovieWeb. Can't wait to see the english version. http://www.movieweb.com/video/V08J7hijryBCDH Looks crazy intense! A cross between The Kingdom and Jar Head.
K on Oct 10, 2008
2009 can't get here fast enough! Jeremy Renner will be awesome in this film, I just know it.
LR on Oct 10, 2008
Whats really fucked up it that you never-ever cut wires based on a color. Thats just a trumped up movie legend. Find a bomb tech (like me) and ask. Cut the red, cut the green, cut the bullshit. I hope i'm not as dissappointed in the rest the movie as I am in that poster!
rydberg on Dec 10, 2008
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