Thursday, March 24, 2011
Sucker Punch - Movie Review
Sucker Punch is an action-fantasy directed by Zack Snyder (also known for directing 300) featuring Emily Browning, Jena Malone, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens and Jamie Chung. Babydoll (Emily Browning) is sent to a mental institution by her step-father to get lobotomized but she is determined to fight for her freedom. She uses her imagination to escape reality, and urges some of the other girls to join her. They have to retrieve four key items that they will need to use to escape: a map, fire, a knife and a key. The fifth item is a mystery and BabyDoll has to discover this herself. Using their imagination, the girls have to work together to battle giant samurai warriors, dragons, Nazis and robots.
Sucker Punch is visually spectacular with great effects, and has a style that is uniquely Zack Snyder's. Always in different fantasy worlds, it's interesting to see where Babydoll's imagination takes her. There are plenty of guns and sword fights that make it a pretty hardcore action movie (reminiscent of 300). Some parts of the movie were confusing - like what is happening, is this reality? I found the movie very interesting and entertaining to watch, and the twist at the end is shocking. I definitely recommend seeing it on the big screen!
Sucker Punch comes out in theatres this Friday, March 25th.