Sucker Punch (2011 film)
From the trailer alone, I wasn’t really expecting any mind blowing plot lines or groundbreaking creativity. I saw these leggy girls kick butt, listened to the edgy soundtrack, and I just knew I had to watch it.
We were all discussing this over Facebook, how people were wishing that Sucker Punch could have a decent story so that they’d have reasons to watch it repeatedly. Well, Naked Weapon (starring Maggie Q) didn’t have a decent story — it was infested with hilarious plot holes the size of Jupiter — and yet it was one of those movies that I’d repeat over and over just for the action scenes. And Maggie Q.
Suffice to say I wasn’t disappointed with Sucker Punch. It felt a lot like Inception meets 300, with stars that looked like the younger version of Nicole Kidman (Abbie Cornish playing Sweet Pea) and Meg Ryan (Jena Malone playing Rocket). The platinum-haired protagonist, Baby Doll, is portrayed by Emily Browning…a 22-year-old multi-nominated actress who looked like a 13-year-old kid in the movie. I’m guessing writer Steve Shibuya, who co-wrote the script with director Zack Snyder, is responsible for Baby Doll’s Lolita inspired sailor outfits. Those costumes are pretty hot in Japan and true enough, the film has been given the more Japanese commercially viable title: Angel Wars (エンジェルウォーズ ). The plot, which highlights a young girl’s imaginary journey that crosses three levels of consciousness (you can actually tell which reality the girl is in based on the length of her lashes, haha!), is interesting enough even if it left a lot of questions that I dare not dissect for fear of ruining the fun.
It’s an entertaining movie. Especially if you stay for the credits. (That alone should tell you that this is not a movie we should be taking too seriously.)
Also stars High School Musical sweetheart Vanessa Hudgens as Blondie and Jamie Chung as Amber. Here’s the official trailer.