Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch

I really wanted to like Sucker Punch. Visually the movie is interesting, but I’ve seen this style in Snyder’s other films like Watchmen and 300. So it really wasn’t anything new or groundbreaking. I had actually waited for both of these films for rental rather than seeing them in the theater. I probably should have done the same for Sucker Punch.

The story was predictable. You knew where it was going next. There were not any surprises in that department. The overuse of slo-mo gun battles and sword fights became tedious after the first couple of scenes, and I guess if you’re inside your mind during these fights you are a complete badass.

The characters in the film were uninteresting and flat. I just didn’t care what happened to them. The villain was just not very good, like he was trying too hard to be bad.  The story was simple. Young girl’s (Babydoll) mother dies leaving her with twisted evil stepdad. He has her put in an asylum where the creepy orderly will have her lobotomized.

Babydoll retreats into her mind to join up with other inmates to attempt an escape. In the process fighting weird creatures, samaurai-like beings, and creepy Steampunk Germans. I won’t give away anything more except to say why aren’t there more movies with dragons? That was the coolest scene in the film, and all too short.

Pretty girls and neat special effects do not make a good movie though. I guess I want a good plot and to be challenged by having to think a little bit. Not a terrible film, but maybe just a rental?

 

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