Sucker Punch The story of Alice in Wonderland receives a hyper-violent makeover in Watchmen and 300 director Zack Snyder's fantastical tale of a young psychiatric patient who escapes into a vivid world of fantasy after being committed to a mental hospital by her abusive stepfather. Set in the 1950s, Sucker Punch takes viewers on an incredible journey into the mind of Babydoll (Emily Browning), who finds herself at the mercy of her malevolent stepfather after her mother passes away. With no remaining family and no friends to turn to, her stepfather has her committed to a bleak mental hospital, where she is scheduled to receive a lobotomy in five days. As the procedure draws near, Babydoll creates a phantasmagorical alternate reality in which she must seek out five items in order to secure her freedom. Should she fail, her mind isn't the only thing she stands to lose. Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Carla Gugino, and Jon Hamm co-star in a film co-written by Snyder and Steve Shibuya. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Dragonballz Meets Call of Duty
Posted by: SheemStar from: New York, NY on
I saw this flim in theaters and was blown away by the action! Theres a scene where shes fighting Giant Samuri Warriors and she looks as if she was about to go Super Sayin! The movie can be confusing at times and you'll feel like your brain hurts when its all over but the second time you watch it'll all make sense (Yeah, its one of those). The Chicks are hot, the action never stops, and the soundtrack is awesome. Minus the fact that you'll probably have to watch this movie 2 times to understand it, its so good action wise you won't mind!
32 out of 33 found this review helpful.
One word "Cool"
Posted by: eringo from: Metairie,La on
Watched the extended version of this movie on blu ray. When this movie was in theaters the reviwers did not praise this movie very well as they do always with action flicks. So I decided to skip the theaters and wait to pick the movie up on blu ray. I thought this was a good movie for what the movie was. If your a fan of video games,anime and The Matrix and can answer yes to all 3 then you will like the movie. The director is also the same director of 300 and The Watchmen movie. If your a fan of those movies is another reason to get this movie.With no spoilers given you must watch the movie from the begining to end. When I get a chance I want to give this movie another spin on rewatch. The blu ray is stunning and demo worthy material for a big screen home theater system. Some noticable grain in certain scenes. Seems those shots are intended by the director for a film quality look.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Not another cookie cutter movie
Posted by: Baphomet78 from: new york on
what makes this film so amazing isnt its seamless meshing of 3d and live action visuals, or its flawless soundtrack, or even its ability to pull at your heartstrings during its more pivotal points. No, what makes it so amazing is that some parts of it can be interpreted in multiple ways.
The people who tend to dislike it are those who either go in expecting one thing but get another, or who prefer to have plotlines spoon fed to them from start to finish. I went in expecting mindless nudity with guns and swords. What i got was a movie that really made me care for the characters and what happened to them. This is what that horrible film tim burton made under the title of "Alice in wonderland" should have been.
I can say this, everything isnt what it seems and if youre prepared to do a little thought during or even after the film is over you will be well rewarded.
An avid lewis carroll / original Alice in wonderland fan.
9 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Different and fun
Posted by: Chuzpah from: Southern California on
When I first watched the theatrical release I did not know what to make of the movie, however, I've watched it several times since then (including the extended version) and I found the movie to be very enjoyable overall. The movie makes you think and has excellent visuals. The movie is an action roller coster ride through some interesting fantasy worlds. If you like surreal fantasy and movies that play head games then you will enjoy this movie. Also the soundtrack is very good and a must have. There is a good amount of bonus content on both the theatrical and extended discs. I especially enjoyed the director's "Maximum Movie Mode" version, it is chock full of production stills, etc.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: NC17SuperStar from: San Antonio on
First, let me sum up what I'm going to say. I enjoyed this film every second. When this came out in the theaters, Just about every critic review trashed it. They made this movie seem like it was the worst piece of garbage ever...
I watched it today for myself, almost reluctantly. My first thought..."What were they thinking!" This film is very deep in a bit of a more subtle approach. The story is capable of moving you, and even tugging on some of those tears you might have a problem letting go of. That's not to say this movie does not have flaws.
It's almost like watching three movies all at once. About the first third of the film is like a music video. No real dialogue, just a moving narrative given to you by motion and sound. It then moves on to the story. The action sequences are well done, and over the top. So the film does jump from drama/action/scif... I admit it can be jarring if you weren't expecting it. But...when you realize *why* these events are seen this way, you'll likely be more on board.
Some of the acting may not be the absolute best, but they give you the emotion that you want. The main character doesn't say much at all, and most times it relies on the surrounding cast to push the story. But again, the plot sums that reasoning up for you.
Do not pass up on this film. Ignore the bad reviews you may have heard.. Any person in real live that I know has enjoyed this movie. SuckerPunch is just one of those films that you have to experience for yourself.
Thank you for reading the review, I hope it helped you one way or another. Enjoy the show.
20 out of 25 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MidnightBlue23 from: Independence, MO on
This was a sleeper film that jumped out and bit me!
I didn't know about this film until it came to DVD, then I saw posters for it at the local video stores. Still, I didn't know anything about it so I moved on.
Then I stumbled across it on one of my movie channels and was immediately drawn in. I liked it so much that I waited around for the west coast showing and watched it again to see what I missed (which turned out to only be about 10 minutes).
The multi-layers of fantasy that tell the full story are too beautiful to describe justly. Add to that the great soundtrack and you have a winner.
I can't recommend this film enough.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Excellent movie for those who like plot.
Posted by: Elendur from: Charlotte, NC on
Like good action in a movie? Like good cinematography? Like good sound? Like hot chicks in skimpy clothing fighting fantasy enemies? Then you might think that Sucker Punch is a good movie for you.
But there's one more criteria: Do you like intricate plot and themes in movies, and do you carefully look for such things in the movies you watch? Because if you don't, Sucker Punch will be nothing more than another silly action movie trying to suck as much money away as possible before it floats into obscurity.
If you actually take the time to look closer than the cool action and hot chicks, though, you'll see that Zachery Snider has carefully crafted a story with several different interweaving themes, and intricate characters. There is a ton to see here, just below the surface. But if you're too absorbed with the eye-candy of the hot chicks with guns and swords, you'll miss the point. So what do you like in your movies?
3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
This movie is simple surreal
Posted by: KazeSin from: Redding, Ca on
Fantastic movie, amazing cinematic, and a very well done plot with plenty of twist and turns. This movie is simply Art, so if your not the artistic type and all you care about is brain numbing simplicity and action then this movie wont be for you.
19 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Posted by: JONESES from: California on
My first impression of this movie mesmerized me. The action, the love, the dreamery type of images, the soundtrack.. Just amazing.. The colors, the cute little innocent looks of the women that played in this movie, only to know that payback is crucial when you mess with the innocent. My psychology, super brilliant thought process behind the creation of this movie was awesome. The battles of war scenes were amazing.. I would highly recommend this movie to action and vivid minded buffs.. You have to have a good imagination in order to like this movie.. It's passionate, sensitive, hard-core, its for young adults and older.. I wouldn't recommend for even 13 year olds. Keep your teens innocent. The graphics are drabby and intense with bold colors, the sultry seductive scenes are very mind blowing...
5 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Review of WB Digital Copies -- Not This Movie
Posted by: Doloresgrimm from: Private on
Be cautious about Warner Brothers movies that include a digital copy -- they EXPIRE quickly, and it is not obvious on the packaging. I had purchased Inception from T***** on June 12, 2011 for $29.99. When I attempted to redeem the digital copy, I found it had expired on May 6, 2011 -- over a month before I had purchased it. I contacted Warner Brothers about what had happened, and the representative told me there was nothing I could do because they adequately posted the expiration date on the DVD insert, the redemption Web site, and on the box. Two of those methods are moot because you have to open the box before finding out the information. The expiration date is on the back of the DVD in fine print, meanwhile the "+ digital copy" is in very large print on the front of the box. How many times do you look at the back of a movie before buying it? So obviously Warner Brothers wasn't helpful, and T***** wouldn't take the movie back even though some of the "product" had expired before purchase because I had opened it. I have unsuccessfully tried to resolve this with the corporations involved, so I'm warning the public directly now to prevent it from happening to other consumers.