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Posted on 06/18/2013 1:36:21 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
'Sucker Punch' (2011)
Zack Snyder's 2011 flop is like the video-game fantasy of an oversexed teenage boy come to life, with Emily Browning's Babydoll and her fellow brothel-dwellers (most of them endowed with stripper names like "Sweet Pea," "Blondie" and "Rocket") running through a variety of overstuffed action-movie scenarios in a procession of skimpy outfits that wouldn't look out of place at the Playboy mansion's annual Halloween party. Much like the director's "300," Larry Fong's screen-searing cinematography and some artfully-realized digital effects are breathtaking in scope, but sadly even they can't prop up a limply-realized screenplay and woefully underdeveloped characters that feel all the more bland in relation to the eye-popping visual landscape on display.
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Not on the list but a poster here once stated that “Daredevil” ( the director’s cut only ) was a fairly good movie. Have yet to check out that one. Said that version was almost a different movie than the bad one most viewed in theaters and on general DVD release.
Sucker Punch looked so good, you didn’t care about the rest of it. Sometimes a movie excells so much in one catagory that nothing else matters.
Don’t you miss heroes? Like my father-in-law: Patton’s Army, Battle of the Bulge, Silver Star, Bronze Star and 3 purple hearts. No computer graphics needed.
I think I was expecting a darker more thrilling story and it turned out to be too PG for me.
That was a great scene. All the fantasy sequences in that film were pretty amazing.
I’m glad I watched it on home video, and not in the theatre. The fantasy sequences were amazing but they were so soured by the “reality” sequences that they could not be enjoyed. After about the second one I fast forwarded through to get to the next fantasy sequence.
It could have been a great movie and it wasn’t.
Another one I’d put in that category: the original Casino Royale (1967).
The best stuff seems to be on TV these days: Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones... little by way of special effects, GREAT storytelling.
I liked Sucker Punch, Alice, and Tron. Terminator:Salvation was better than T-3.
I’m ok with well done cgi. Yeah, sometimes it covers up bad acting or weak plots, but i’m not expecting a life shattering experience with every movie.
Just good entertainment...
I liked Sucker Punch. I went to see it for the effects, not the story, and wasn’t disappointed at all.
I would correct the author, however, in that the main characters weren’t “brothel dwellers” but teenage girls in an asylum, one of which (the lead character) was there as part of a frame-up and scheduled to get a lobotomy.
Sin City 2 comes out in October. I can hardly wait.
The only thing I didn't see coming was how bad it was going to suck. Sorry, but I don't think I've ever looked so forward to a movie and been more let down than I was with Prometheus.
You liked this film? You're definitely in the minority there. That's OK. I know how it goes. I think I was the only person in the world who enjoyed The Postman.
The trick to keeping the surprise factor alive is to avoid movie reviews, period, because spoilers are the rule rather than the exception.
That's what I thought. I figured he was talking about some other movie.
Sucker Punch is a rare gem, a really good movie on a lot of levels. The protagonist is actually a real hero, even if she didn’t want to be. She has a real mission with real goals, even if they are told via some of the most fantastical scenes I have ever seen in a movie. The movie touches heavily on the theme that the internal battles are more important than the external battles. The villains make sense in their own way.
Is it the perfect movie, no and not by a long shot, but movies are about the suspension of disbelief. The characters and script are sometimes disjointed.
It’s a great sit back with a bag of popcorn and enjoy the eye and brain candy sorta movie.
Kill Bill likewise may have had a striking look, but IMHO, it was a pretty crappy flick, unless you're really into martial arts.
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