Zack Snyder's Suckerpunch
Sexy women, intense action, and extreme special effects are to be found in Zack Snyder's newest film Sucker Punch. Babydoll, played by Emily Browning, is the eldest daughter of a wealthy woman who dies, leaving her estate to her two daughters. The stereotypical wicked stepfather does not like this, and tries to take advantage of the younger sister. In an attempt to shoot him, Babydoll accidentally kills her sister. This is all just the beginning of what seems to be a highly intense and somewhat eerie music video.
Set in the 1950's, Babydoll is locked away against her will. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other girls, Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), Rocket (Jena Malone), and Amber (Jamie Chung) to band together in an effort to escape. The entire film is a fantasy, and completely from Babydoll's imagination and point of view.
Sucker Punch is very much like a video game; you will never feel any real sense of fear or true compassion for the characters. The plot explains the visuals similarly to the way that a video game would. It is a fictional world within another fictional world, where the girls are heroic and extraordinary.
Sucker Punch is more than an intense music video, or a video game that you watch instead of play. However it's a little tricky to piece the story together in the beginning. You have to open your mind and have a little patience with the film to understand what is really going on.
The action scenes are incredible, and the music is paired well with them. Themovie plays into what this generation finds relevant: action and sex appeal, which is all that it was intended for. Sucker Punch is a great one-time watch based on over the top action, but isn't that how most of Snyder's films are?
Snyder is a master at slow motion fight scenes and CG, and his newest film is no different in that sense. The cameras zoom, and angles intensify the fights and feats the five girls face throughout the movie. Snyder did try a few new things in this film, however. With a mostly male cast in 300, he goes for the opposite end of the spectrum with a majority female cast in Sucker Punch.
He is next set to direct the highly anticipated reboot of Superman.
Sucker Punch is a must-see for anyone even slightly interested in video games, action, women, or movies in general. Watch it once and take it for what it is: two hours of a brilliant, imaginary world.