Sucker Punch [Blu-ray] [2011]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (87 out of 104)

    Synopsis


    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

    Cast & Crew


    • Emily Browning
      Emily Browning - Babydoll
    • Abbie Cornish
      Abbie Cornish - Sweet Pea
    • Jena Malone
      Jena Malone - Rocket
    • Jamie Chung
      Jamie Chung - Amber
    • Oscar Isaac
      Oscar Isaac - Blue



    Customer rating

    4.0
    84%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Well done!

      Posted
      NC17SuperStar

      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic visuals, but an akward plot for some.

      Posted
      Jonathan4900
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      I had bought the extended cut Blu-ray when it first came out, but it got lost lending it out. When I saw a section of steelbooks at Best Buy this one was on sale and I was concerned that the packaging didn't say which version was in the box and showed the shorter running time. But, when I got it home it did have the same extended version and features I remember. About the actual movie, there's are about four fantasy sequences that are really must see action music videos. Very visually interesting and worth seeing on their own. The overall plot concerns a young girl who comes from a tragic abusive event to be placed in a mental ward. She then envisions a world in which she is held prisoner and trained to dance like other girls at a seedy club. To escape from the events there she envisions that she and her fellow inmates are part of an elite fighting unit in fantastical settings with zombie soldiers, orcs & dragons, giant samauri, and robots mixing genres and war machines. The points that were problematic for people I know were the varying levels of reality and some subject matter. If you followed Inception and didn't get bogged down with questions, you'll handle the transitions here fine. The second issue is the dark tone of the "reality" bookends, and the dancing club plot which is the majority of the screentime. Neither an old style mental hospital or the club is a pleasant place for the girls. While most of that plays out like prison break movie with them planning and gathering materials to effect their escape, there's certainly many references to forced activity and some violent events shown. Keep in mind, it did get a PG-13 as most of the battles involve non-human enemies. It's very much in line with Zack Snyder's other movies 300 and Watchmen as far as content and shares some of the aspects of Shutter island. My girlfriend really liked it, possibly more than I did. If you're not easily offended I'd recommend seeing it at least once. If you are easily offended, I still recommend skipping to the fantasy action sequences.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      This is the worst failure I have seen in my life

      Posted
      cobalt
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      Okay, either Best Buy's system is buggy or they censored my first critique. This movie is garbage. So much so that I came back a second time to make sure others wouldn't make the mistake of purchasing this movie! This is movie is almost worth renting to shut off the volume and add your own soundtrack. The plot is so ridiculous that I couldn't explain how bad of a story construction this is without a thesis or maybe even a dissertation. Even the fight scenes are confused as all hell. The first fight scene are Samurai warriors armed with mini-guns...are you kidding me? Mini-guns. The storyline features lame and expected metaphors, and they censor things that don't need to be censored! An example--the dancing was supposedly sexy, erotic and oh, fully clothed. It was completely censored...I can watch dirtier dancing at a ballet. How do I know this? Because I can see ballerinas dancing very sensually onstage with very form fitting clothing. Who knows that she was even dancing in this movie...It's ridiculous, especially since this is supposed to be the jump off point for plot movement. The plot progression is all them overcoming more physical obstacles in parallel to their plight---but if you can't see the pier in the first place, who cares if you jump right into the water? Don't buy this, just rent it and turn down the volume. Make up your own. It's like an old Godzilla movie or Robot Monster....so bad that it's good...if you turn it off.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Zack Snyder is more miss than hit with this one.

      Posted
      h3llbring3r
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      I secretly enjoy many Zack Snyder's movies (300, and yes even the Watchmen) however, this title really left a lot to be desired. A paper thin and pulp-ish plot strung together with vignettes of over-the-top CGI action sequences that just land with a dull thud in the viewers lap. On the surface, what's not to like? Dragons, zombies, Năzi's, even a giant mini-gun toting Samurai Oni round out a list fantastic villains and obstacles filling a series of action sequences that just leave one numb and indifferent. Why? Because the characters, despite being gorgeous, are unappealing and never develop any empathy in the audience. There is some grain of me that sees this developing a possible cult following, but it lacks the unique characters that typically vault a film into cult-classic status (there is no Ash from housewares here, just characters for convention cosplayers). You can craft a film with hotties swinging katanas, flying WWII era bombers, and capping cartoon-ish villains all day long- but if no one cares about them it's all for nought. The thirteen year old kid in me really wants to love this film, but it is better left as a f℮tish film for feminist hoplophiles or, perhaps, a forgettable rainy day movie. I hope you enjoyed it more than I did. The Blu-Ray disc image it self looks decent, sound is decent, nothing stunning or a benchmark settings by any standards.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not another cookie cutter movie

      Posted
      Baphomet78

      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. Signed, An avid lewis carroll / original Alice in wonderland fan.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Review of WB Digital Copies -- Not This Movie

      Posted
      Doloresgrimm

      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.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One word "Cool"

      Posted
      eringo

      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Where's the 3D ?

      Posted
      mikerock

      I couldn't wait for this movie to come out in the Theater.... Even the Music was awesome with Bjork, Roxy Music and others... I Was first in line to see this one ! When the movie first started I thought I was in the wrong theater and that I had wandered into a horror movie, it looked nothing like the movie trailers I had been seeing on TV ... but after 10-15 minutes we were fighting Humongous Shogun Warriors Matrix style !!! Cinematics were a blast ! The story was suspenseful and Very Visual. It was different rooting for some Chicks instead of Bruce Willis or Some wimpy spider-man dork. I was jammin during this movie both with the action and the tunes !!! After it was over, When I was leaving the theater I was saying that I'm going to OWN a 3D TV before that movie comes out for home viewing. ....I worked hard, replaced a lot of equipment, bought new cables, 3D glasses, Blu-ray 3D player, etc and was ALL ready for the release. well, here's the big release..... (hear the crickets?) What, no 3D ?????????????????????????????????? I'm not buying it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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