Two new batches of images today. One for the animated Dreamworks sequel “Kung Fu Pand 2”, and the other for Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life”, which as with most Malick movies, looks as trippy as it is visually impressive.
“The Tree of Life”, starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Fiona Shaw, Jessica Chastain, Joanna Going, and Kari Matchett, opens May 27, 2011.
From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.
“Kung Fu Panda 2” brings back pretty much everyone from the first movie, and added some new ones. Starring Angelina Jolie, Gary Oldman, Seth Rogen, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Black, James Woods, David Cross, Michelle Yeoh, Lucy Liu, Victor Garber, and James Hong. Opening May 26, 2011.
Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five—Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.