'The Bad Batch' Promotional Posters Are Anything But BAD
All these things you’ve done, put you right here, with me
Check out the latest character posters below!
Before The Bad Batch opens on June 23, you might want to check out the latest character posters from Ana Lily Amirpour's vicious post-apocalyptic fairy tale featuring the headless bodies of Keanu Reeves, Jason Mamoa, and Suki Waterhouse. But if recent trailers indicate the type of affair we're getting into, it's fair to say Amirpour's The Bad Batch offers a contrasting proposition with a tad more promotional flare as compared to her 2014 dreamy genre mash-up A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. But if you were a fan of her debut - as was I, then I suspect you are here to see Amirpour's artistic lens at play.
The Bad Batch follows Arlen (Waterhouse) as she is unceremoniously dumped in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilized society. While trying to orient her unforgiving environment, she is captured by a savage band of cannibals and quickly realizes she’ll have to fight her way through her new reality. As Arlen adjusts to life in ‘the bad batch’ she discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who you’re standing next to.
If you saw the words Texas, cannibals, and wasteland, you're probably thinking what I'm thinking, and that's also what IndieWire’s Eric Kohn was thinking, praising The Bad Batch for fervently infusing elements from original properties - Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Mad Max - into an "original genre experiment". This is not a difficult sell to say the least, regardless if Amirpour can pull it off.
Produced by Annapurna Pictures and Vice Films, The Bad Batch is written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour and stars Keanu Reeves, Suki Waterhouse, Jason Mamoa, Jim Carrey, Diego Luna, and Giovanni Ribisi.
Heeding the words of Keanu's Jim Jones-like cult character sporting some sweet shades, The Bad Batch looks and feels like the kind of dream I want to live inside.