Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sucker Punch



This film could not be more appropriately titled. I was a "sucker" to pay good money to see this slop, and I felt like "punching" writer/producer/director Zach Snyder for putting me (and many others) through it.

In addition to Snyder's ("Watchman," "300")"point-the-camera-and-get-away" direction, there's the horrid acting (a term I use more than loosely) of Emily Browning and others. Add to that the convoluted storyline and not-so-special effects, and you easily have one of the worst movies of the year.

What small plot this picture has features Babydoll (Browning) as a much abused stepdaughter placed in a "Shutter Island"-type 1950s mental institution. There, she meets a group of equally terrible actresses and begins her flights of fantasy. Browning seems to have one expression, a sad-sack, dopey-eyed, head-cocked look that makes Anna Faris' thespian abilities look like Katharine Hepburn's.

With this group, she delves into an "Inception"-like world of multi-layered dimensions, fighting giant killer robots, massive zeppelins, German zombies from World War I. These scenes are all one big CGI mess that - to some, I suppose - are going to appear impressive, but when all is said and done give the (intelligent) viewer one large headache.



DO NOT SEE!

18 comments:

  1. Not a chance I'll go see this now! Great post. Following you!

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  2. ill have to disagree, i enjoyed the movie, story wasn't the greatest, but i enjoyed the special effects, the photography, action, and babes.

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  3. This really disappoints me :( I was looking forward to this movie.

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  4. I liked the movie a bit... but I respect your hatred :P

    Hot girls and ww1 german steampunk zombies? kthx win.

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  5. What if I went in thinking absolutely nothing good of the movie and just want a little action with sexy looking chicks. Will I be disappointed then?

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  6. No, SirJohnBear, you'll be rather entertained!

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  7. Ill wait for the dvd, visually it looks cool

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  8. I guess its a good thing I still haven't watched the movie..

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  9. I still want to see it. I already knew that the plot was going to be bad, but when i watched the trailers, i saw that it had
    1. hot chicks with machine guns
    2. an environment made out of explosions
    3. a dragon
    and 4. a samurai with a minigun.
    I can tell that this is a movie geared towards those who sit around in community college playing magic the gathering. so i guess this is my kind of movie :D

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  10. The only people who liked this movie are the trolls on the internet. It fucking sucked. Even my mentally disabled, almost pedophile friend hated it. And he watches Hannah Montana.

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  11. 100% agreed with you... just for that this is my favourite new blog! haha. the only thing worse than sucker punch was "Hobo with a shotgun" that I saw a day later... yeesh.

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  12. Sucker Punch was at least visually stimulating. We all knew what we were going to get. With that in mind, I liked it.

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  13. man it looked good but ive only heard bad reviews about, good post im following

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  14. good movie, nothing near to 300 and Watchmen tho

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  15. Watched this yesterday.

    Entertaining? Sure

    Original? Yeah, but executed poorly.

    It's what you would expect out of Hollywood these days. Mindless violence with a mindless plot.

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