‘Flowers of War’ Poster: What the Hell’s Going on With Christian Bale’s Face?
Starting today we’re going back to the original posting format: post about whatever the hell we want. We’ve tried to dominate the site lately with nerd interest posts, and it’s making it hard to get lots of posting done each day because well, frankly, some days stuff just doesn’t happen. Half the fun is writing about anything we feel like we want to share or comment on, and I personally want to go back to that. So let’s start with this: just what the hell is with Bale’s face in this new poster for The Flowers of War? Hit the jump to see the full poster and get my theories.
Alright, first off I know absolutely nothing about this film except that it’s Chinese, it stars Christian Bale, and it’s called The Flowers of War. What I feel needs commenting on, however, is how out of place and random Christian Bale’s face looks in this poster. I’m assuming this is a more “artistic” or dramatic film, and this sort of poster face seems fit for a comedy. I decided to consult the writing staff to get their opinions on it:
Shane: He looks like that Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” guy: “I don’t always break Catholic law, but when I do, I do it with a Chinese broad.”
Brandon: It almost looks like they took a shot from one of the Batman movies and slapped it onto the poster. It’s a very Bruce Wayne-ish hairstyle, and you can sort of see around the outline of the head where it could have been cut out. I’d say it’s supposed to communicate “I have no idea what the f**k is going on, I don’t speak Chinese.”
Nikki: Looks like he wants into that kimono.
So the general consensus is pretty much that this film is about a Catholic priest played by Christian Bale who gets a lot of sexual urges towards a Chinese girl. They do say love is a battlefield…(FIRST PUN OF THE DAY, PEOPLE!) It’s all well and good to speculate, but dammit we’re a trusted news source! We wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if we didn’t tell you what the film was really about:
“Chinese sex workers in 1937 volunteer to replace university students as escorts for invading Japanese soldiers. “
So we could still be right after all. Perhaps we’ll know more when The Flowers of War releases in China on December 16th, 2011