Christian Bale in Flowers of War, trailer

  • The Great Dane

    Looks beautiful, as expected. But oh my God, the dialogue and Bale’s wooden acting in these clips doesn’t sound very promising. Putting on weird voices and playing tormented, “sick” or abusive characters have always bern Bale’s strength. Without being able to use his usual “tricks”, he looks baaad judging from this. I still have high hopes for this, but the dialogue really sounds off in the trailer.

  • The Great Dane

    Looks beautiful, as expected. But oh my God, the dialogue and Bale’s wooden acting in these clips doesn’t sound very promising. Putting on weird voices and playing tormented, “sick” or abusive characters have always bern Bale’s strength. Without being able to use his usual “tricks”, he looks baaad judging from this. I still have high hopes for this, but the dialogue really sounds off in the trailer.

  • http://starshine-3.livejournal.com/ Antoinette

    Looks like it’s going to rock. I don’t know if it’s Oscar-y. Is it supposed to be? I love Christian Bale and I loved The House of Flying Daggers. This should be good.

  • http://starshine-3.livejournal.com/ Antoinette

    Looks like it’s going to rock. I don’t know if it’s Oscar-y. Is it supposed to be? I love Christian Bale and I loved The House of Flying Daggers. This should be good.

  • Pierre de Plume

    The trailer is compelling to me. And this seems like an interesting career move for Bale.

  • Pierre de Plume

    The trailer is compelling to me. And this seems like an interesting career move for Bale.

  • Tero Heikkinen

    I will see this because of the director, and Bale is always pretty good. This might even take me back to Empire of the Sun a bit.

    The problem with FLF submission is that this is some 40% English, and that is a bit too much IMO. Did it really cost 90 million to make? Wow, that’s like half the FLF submissions combined. You can get a lot with 90 million in China.

  • Tero Heikkinen

    I will see this because of the director, and Bale is always pretty good. This might even take me back to Empire of the Sun a bit.

    The problem with FLF submission is that this is some 40% English, and that is a bit too much IMO. Did it really cost 90 million to make? Wow, that’s like half the FLF submissions combined. You can get a lot with 90 million in China.

  • Sato

    I liked it! Seems like the return of Yimou after the not so good “A Simple Noodle Story”… While “The Love of the Hawthorn Tree” is good, it’s far from the Yimou that I used to love…

    Looking forward to this!

  • Sato

    I liked it! Seems like the return of Yimou after the not so good “A Simple Noodle Story”… While “The Love of the Hawthorn Tree” is good, it’s far from the Yimou that I used to love…

    Looking forward to this!

  • Rudi Mentär

    what the f… ? Terrible Trailer. what is it supposed to be? A drama? an Action movie? A gore movie about asian people dying bloody deaths? They really tried to sell everything. And they even used Zimmer’s “Last Samurai”. They couldn’t resist.

    😀

  • Rudi Mentär

    what the f… ? Terrible Trailer. what is it supposed to be? A drama? an Action movie? A gore movie about asian people dying bloody deaths? They really tried to sell everything. And they even used Zimmer’s “Last Samurai”. They couldn’t resist.

    😀

  • Paddy M

    This is a very odd trailer. I can’t see this making an awful lot of money – people probably aren’t likely to go see a film called ‘The Flowers of War’.

    I love love LOVE Zhang Yimou, but this looks dreadful…

  • Paddy M

    This is a very odd trailer. I can’t see this making an awful lot of money – people probably aren’t likely to go see a film called ‘The Flowers of War’.

    I love love LOVE Zhang Yimou, but this looks dreadful…

  • Kev

    For some reason I have a huge antipathy for Christian Bale, but I love him on screen -same with Richard Burton. This looks like another great performance!

  • Kev

    For some reason I have a huge antipathy for Christian Bale, but I love him on screen -same with Richard Burton. This looks like another great performance!

  • Hamad

    BLACK GOLD trailer .. from Warnerbros!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgucrBj4CLE&feature=youtu.be

  • Hamad

    BLACK GOLD trailer .. from Warnerbros!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgucrBj4CLE&feature=youtu.be

  • VVS

    All I see is Bruce Wayne in a priest’s garb.

  • VVS

    All I see is Bruce Wayne in a priest’s garb.

  • msd

    Oh man, is this China trying to do Oscar bait? Yikes.

  • msd

    Oh man, is this China trying to do Oscar bait? Yikes.

  • cca

    I’ve loved many of Zhang Yimou’s films, specially his earlier ones. But this looks terrible. Of course it’s just a trailer so I still have high hopes on it.

  • cca

    I’ve loved many of Zhang Yimou’s films, specially his earlier ones. But this looks terrible. Of course it’s just a trailer so I still have high hopes on it.

  • Tero Heikkinen

    I think China screwed up. IF this wins, it will be seen as a travesty all over the world. That the lead actor (Batman, for Pete sakes) became a major factor.

    The trailer is not that impressive.

    Flipping the coin. IF the movie is a masterpiece, will the voters let it win due to the very same factor? Maybe not.

    We don’t know who these voters are, but we know they ain’t plenty.

    I don’t have China on my Top 5.

  • Tero Heikkinen

    I think China screwed up. IF this wins, it will be seen as a travesty all over the world. That the lead actor (Batman, for Pete sakes) became a major factor.

    The trailer is not that impressive.

    Flipping the coin. IF the movie is a masterpiece, will the voters let it win due to the very same factor? Maybe not.

    We don’t know who these voters are, but we know they ain’t plenty.

    I don’t have China on my Top 5.

  • http://colorkiddies.com Carver

    This trailer was edited in Hong Kong. The editing style works for the Chinese market.

    It’s very possible that you’ll hate the trailer, but the movie will be far better.

  • http://colorkiddies.com Carver

    This trailer was edited in Hong Kong. The editing style works for the Chinese market.

    It’s very possible that you’ll hate the trailer, but the movie will be far better.

  • Tero Heikkinen

    Really? And they concentrate on English dialogue.

    Yeah, maybe, the trailer was too long for people here.

  • Tero Heikkinen

    Really? And they concentrate on English dialogue.

    Yeah, maybe, the trailer was too long for people here.

  • R

    Damn you people are too stuck in your tastes. Anything different like this and you make a yucky face. Anything by the book like hoover youll love. Audiences are too gullible

  • R

    Damn you people are too stuck in your tastes. Anything different like this and you make a yucky face. Anything by the book like hoover youll love. Audiences are too gullible

  • http://starshine-3.livejournal.com/ Antoinette

    I think China screwed up. IF this wins, it will be seen as a travesty all over the world.

    I think I missed some background on this. What’s the story? Apart from knowing Christian Bale was doing a movie with this title, this trailer is really the first I know of it. Why will it be a travesty?

  • http://starshine-3.livejournal.com/ Antoinette

    I think China screwed up. IF this wins, it will be seen as a travesty all over the world.

    I think I missed some background on this. What’s the story? Apart from knowing Christian Bale was doing a movie with this title, this trailer is really the first I know of it. Why will it be a travesty?

  • Tero Heikkinen

    “I think China screwed up. IF this wins, it will be seen as a travesty all over the world. That the lead actor (Batman, for Pete sakes) became a major factor.”

    Antoinette, PLEASE edit my first motion picture. You are good.

  • Tero Heikkinen

    “I think China screwed up. IF this wins, it will be seen as a travesty all over the world. That the lead actor (Batman, for Pete sakes) became a major factor.”

    Antoinette, PLEASE edit my first motion picture. You are good.

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