Sucker Punch – Theatrical Trailer
Zack Snyder has pretty much become the go-to guy in Hollywood for spectacular action with a comic book sensibility. He’s been thrust into the directors chair for the new Superman film, He brought us the Owls of the Guardians of Gahoole (or whatever that cool looking Owl movie was) and his next film Sucker Punch looks to be a veritable orgasm of nerdery on and EPIC scale.
Starting with the remake of Dawn of the Dead, and rapidly moving on to The 300 and Watchmen, Snyder’s rise to fame has been fast and furious, though his films have not been without their detractors. His style of action direction is super stylistic and may not be to everyone’s taste, but love him or loathe him, he has a flair for the visual. From that flair comes the bizarre mindscape that is Sucker Punch. A film in which hot chicks, giant mechs and fire-breathing dragons all compete for screen time with samurais, biplanes and steampunk warships. What does it mean? Ask Mr Synopsis!
Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared. “Sucker Punch” is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls–the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)–to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm). Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey–if they succeed–will set them free.
This is the kind of no-holds-barred, over the top action that I LOVE, and it looks like Zack hasn’t even heard of the words “in moderation” when it comes to putting ideas on the screen. Do you like what you see? or is it all a bit too much? Feedback and let us know, or we’ll dip you in honey and throw you to the hot dragon mecha chicks….
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