Devil’s DVD Advocacy: Sucker Punch

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”

Sucker Punch is an adrenaline charged action-adventure movie that makes no sense at all. It’s a modern-day fantasy that takes technology and imagination to dizzying extremes only pausing for some of the worst plot and character development ever put on film. Still, even with its flaws, I think Sucker Punch is a fun and good movie.

The story or what Sucker Punch tries to pass off as a story is a layered hallucination involving five young women trapped in an asylum. Led by Babydoll (Emily Browning), our heroines (Sweet Pea, Amber, Rocket and Blondie) for this fantasy are on a quest to find what they need to escape their torment. Our heroines are also gorgeous and like to fight like they’re the Pussycat Dolls stunt-team.When the team is on their missions (which take place in fantasy versions of our real world) the movie comes to life with some of the best and most exciting visuals you’ll see this year. The action sequences are all done with green screen, but they are amazing. Some of the best fighting and stunt work I have seen since the Ip Man movies.

In the this movie the idea is to model of Kill Bill's The Bride but to appeal to the target audience of hormonal adolescent boys

When the team isn’t on their quest, the movie tends to drag and in some places completely stops. But, honestly, I don’t think the audience for this movie is there for the story. This isn’t high art and it’s not supposed to be. It’s a modern-day fairy tale with moments that if you let them take you, will leave you on the edge of your seat. If you think too much about why you are on the edge of your seat, well then, I think you missed the point and this movie is not for you. That’s as plain as I can write it. And, no, that’s not a cop-out. You can’t compare a movie like Ip Man to The King’s Speech. Both are great and amazing in their own way. Same with Sucker Punch. If you are going to sit there and analyze this movie, don’t even bother.

Sucker Punch, to me, is director Zach Snyder’s (300, Watchmen) twisted version of a modern fairy tale. A fairy tale based on what shaped his imagination and a generation’s imagination. Comic-books, kung fu movies, cartoons and video games.

I must note that the scorn and extremely negative reviews for this movie are hilarious. These are the same people and critics that loved Avatar. I rest my case.


Posted on June 27, 2011, in Devil's DVD Advocacy and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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