Excerpt: One of those movies that should have been super rad, given that it’s about a bunch of hot chicks in skimpy outfits with big guns and martial arts skills out to stick it to ‘the man,’ Zack Snyder’s 2011 CGI opus Sucker Punch hardly set the world on fire – in fact, it fizzled at the box office and generally took in negative reviews. The film isn’t a total waste of time, however – it’s just really freakin’ uneven.
Excerpt: Maybe no one should have talked during Sucker Punch, then movie audiences would have grasped the film is nothing more than a glorious, rambunctious mind trip. That’s all it needs to be, characterization simple, solidified by Zack Snyder’s use of a slow motion montage in the opening moments, probably the only director who can still get away with it in this post- Matrix Hollywood. It’s nearly impossible to get across what Snyder was doing with this material in words.
Excerpt: The Film There has been no shortage of over-the-top action films in recent years. The truth is that those based on video games ( Tomb Raider, Mortal Kombat , etc.) tend to miss the mark - but then again most video games based on movies tend to somehow simultaneously both blow and suck. The truth is that movies based on comic books tend to be very much hit or miss as well.
Conclusion: I only liked Sucker Punch for the action, the girls and the music, basically, for all the wrong reasons. There’s not much really here folks except a wild MTV music video set to a pretty divine soundtrack (interestingly enough…much of the cast lends their vocal talent to it). It’s shallow and dense and unlike Shallow Hal , there’s no real story worth telling here. It could have been and should have been so much more.
Conclusion: Sucker Punch lost me early on and never managed to pull me back in. Snyder calls it female empowerment, but I call shenanigans. At least its Blu-ray release makes the most of its namesake. Its dazzling high definition video transfer is terrific, its DTS-HD Master Audio track is aggressive and absorbing, and its supplemental package -- well, its Maximum Movie Mode experience -- is far better than the film itself.
Excerpt: 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 liens between what's real and what is imaginary.
Excerpt: Much has been already made of Sucker Punch �s origins, with it marking the first time that Zack Snyder has worked from his own original story. Arguably adapting graphic novels is a more strenuous task than crafting an original work, given the fanboy expectations attached to them, but for all the good work he�s done � his Dawn Of The Dead should be held up as the way to approach a horror remake � it�s almost like he wouldn�t have been accepted as a director until he put...
Excerpt: Sucker Punch is not one of the worst movies of the year, it’s three of the worst slapped together on a single reel. The first film takes place in an insane asylum, where a girl has been wrongfully committed and faces the prospect of a lobotomy. That doesn’t go anywhere. The second film takes place in a sort of bordello, which we’re left to assume the girl in the insane asylum has decided to pretend she’s in.