March 17, 2011


Universal has just released a new poster for Fast Five that doesn’t emphasize the cars or even the actors.  No, this new poster puts the emphasis on a clear blue, tranquil sky, because when I think of the Fast and the Furious franchise, I think tranquility.  Also, I’m definitely not a fan of the “Summer begins April 29th” tagline.  The summer movie season begins the first Friday in May.  If Universal thought the movie could compete in the summer, then they would have kept it at June 10th.  They didn’t because April, while not the summer movie season, has been good for the franchise’s box office.  You’re a late-spring movie, Fast Five.  Deal with it.

There’s also a new poster for Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.  I’m not sure what Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” has to do with the plot (also, Van Gogh was Dutch so again, I’m missing the French connection), but it’s on the poster along with star Owen Wilson.  Hit the jump to check out the posters.

Fast Five stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, and pretty much anyone who was in a previous Fast and Furious movie.  Midnight in Paris opens May 20th and stars Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Sheen.

Poster via Fast Five‘s Facebook page.


Here’s the official synopsis for Fast Five:

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise built on speed in Fast Five. In this installment, former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) on the opposite side of the law. Dwayne Johnson joins returning favorites Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon and Don Omar for this ultimate high-stakes race. Since Brian and Mia Toretto (Brewster) broke Dom out of custody, they’ve blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he’s not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can’t separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey…before someone else runs them down first.

Poster via Yahoo! Movies.


Here’s the poster for Midnight in Paris:

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS is a romantic comedy that follows a family travelling to the city for business. The party includes a young engaged couple that has their lives transformed throughout the journey. The film celebrates a young man’s great love for Paris, and simultaneously explores the illusion people have that a life different from their own is better.

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