Directed by Zack Snyder
Starring Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish
Now this movie received an obscene (and in our opinion unwarranted) amount of abuse after its release last year. And we’re going to come right out and say it: Sucker Punch is not nearly as bad as some of the reviews.
The film is about a young woman who gets institutionalised after attacking her step father and develops an alternate reality world of different levels as a way of coping. She plots to run away and real life mirrors her fantasy as she tries to obtain the objects to escape. As far as plots go, there are much worse ones, the ending is rather clever and it may lead to a (brief) discussion of theories.
In terms of acting, there leaves a lot to be desired, but actually Cornish and Browning are fair actresses. The one performance which stood out however was Oscar Isaac as a rat pack pimp who probably couldn’t have been any creepier! The costume, hair and makeup is stunning and Snyder has used a combination of real sets and CGI which interchange seamlessly.
Sucker Punch plays up everything that is commercially successful. Hot gun wielding girls in short skirts, video-game-style fight sequences and a kick ass soundtrack. For an entertaining movie that looks sleek and is well produced, you won’t go far wrong with Sucker Punch. Sure, it’s no Inception – but did it really profess to be that?
Emily Browning as Baby Doll
Vanessa Hudgens as Blondie
Abbie Cornish as Sweet Pea
Jamie Chung as Amber