Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Sucker Punch (Zack Snyder, 2011)

Cast: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Carla Gugino, Oscar Isaac

Summary: A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure

Wooooo! Firstly Happy 18th Birthday to me!

Now, I’ve been excited about seeing this film since I found out about it some time last year and it’s been on my must see list ever since.

Baby Doll (Emily Browning) is the first character you meet and her story is the first story you learn, but because of the film’s fast pace it’s not completely obvious what happens in the first few minutes. The fast pace continues throughout the film barely giving you the chance to learn the story of sisters Rocket (Jena Malone) and Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), and it completely ignores the rest of the main characters Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), Amber (Jamie Chung), Blue (Oscar Issac) and Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino).
Although having seen the film a couple of times I think I may understand why they only tell the story of the three girls, but then again having seen the film a couple of times it makes even less sense then what I thought it did. Does that even make sense?

It’s definitely the action packed fight sequences that make the film especially the scene of where the train heads to the futuristic city, alongside the brilliant soundtrack featuring songs that have been re-recorded by some of the actors including Browning.

I really liked this film but it does have its problems, characters are overlooked, but all in all the plots really confusing, it’s fast pace and characters are overlooked and the plot’s confusing but it’s definitely worth a watch for the effects and the soundtrack.

My Rating: 6/10
One Final Word: Good

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