More like a Slap in the Face

Sucker Punch is a truly eye catching movie. I remember when I first saw the trailer in the theaters. I was immediately interested. Can you blame me though. You got five hot girls (one of them in a schoolgirl outfit) fighting Giant Japanese Samurai, Zombie Nazis, Dragons, and Robots. The girls also have cutesy names like Babydoll, Sweet Pea, Rocket, Blondie, and Amber. How could I not be curious? That’s how I ended up going to see it by myself. If you haven’t heard of this movie then see the trailer. It makes the movie look much better than it actually is. Which is how I would describe any Zack Snyder movie. This was his first PG-13 movie he directed, I think to prove he could direct a movie that didn’t have a hard R rating. It’s also Snyder’s first completely original movie that isn’t based on a graphic novel, novel, or an older movie. That being said, Sucker Punch really does suck. Those fight scenes I mentioned only last roughly 28 minutes in a 1 hour and 50 minute movie. The rest of the movie is set in an insane asylum/brothel, but not all at once. The problem is that the plot is too overly complicated. They jump back and forth between reality in the asylum, stylized reality in the brothel, and dream sequences represented by four action scenes. The acting is awful, the message is bleak, and the characters aren’t compelling. Really the fight sequences and music are the only positive things I can say about it. Unless you’re a 14 year old boy (like I was) looking to get his fix of guns & girls, I wouldn’t recommend getting socked in the jaw byย Sucker Punch.

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Babydoll (center) and company fight in WWII

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