OMG OMG OMG this movie has it all, unbelievably good looking protagonists, big guns, swords, dragons, WWII action, ultra thin dialogue, steam and clockwork powered nazi zombies, robots, big explosions, an evil step father, murders, item collection, trolls, kung-fu, workplace problems, dancing, a wise guy delivering insightful truths, independent women, lobotomizing, busses, a little girl who’s lost her parents, big haunting houses, a will, an escape plan and a heroine in a sailor moon styled suit.
I don’t really know what genre this is. An action-fantasy-drama-grindhouse-comedy? Jack Snyder made this over the top, giving me that empty feeling I sometimes get by splatter movies.
Sucker Punch mixes a lot of different aesthetics also the movie’s soundtrack mixes songs into a new-metal-trip-hoppish but quite good soup. It sure suits the movie. From my point of view Sucker Punch is a tribute to and a parody of many movies, reoccurring characters and themes that comes back in movie after movie. It’s thought through, do not take itself serious and do have a story and a message. You might need to see it more than one time to get both the message and the parody.
I think I should tell you, most reviewers seems to not have gotten the movie at all and given it REALLY bad scores.
“Had Zack Snyder left no idea undeveloped, he might have had a better film, but underdevelopment appears to have been his motto.”
“It was like watching an hour and a half horrible video game written by an undersexed 14 year old Hentai nerd”
“Snyder likes to think that his Russian nesting doll of a concept is enough to excuse its hollow center.”
“One just feels icky for watching a movie that mixes male masturbatory fantasies with gritty scenes of violence against women!”
“A spectacular flop of fancy, mind-blowingly empty. Muddles along as if Nintendo fused Cabaret and A Streetcar Named Desire for people who play Call of Duty. Snyder’s carved out a pointless new subgenre–call it video-game camp.”
“The suckers here are the poor mugs who leave their dollars at the door. And for what? A seedy, desaturated, overstimulated simulation of a real movie. Schlock treatment for comatose gamers, and a bomb with a bright pink cherry on top.”
“Sadistic and shallow, exploitative and misogynistic, these are the descriptions that ‘Sucker Punch’ seems not to be so much offended by as revel in.”
“The movie spins out of control, until it collapses in a heap, senseless.”
“Sucker Punch – Yep. That’s exactly what audiences will feel after they’ve plopped down their hard-earned dollars for this mess of a movie.”