Tuesday, April 5, 2011
SUCKER PUNCH REVIEW
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest + Showgirls - nudity + video games = Sucker Punch
I know what you're saying. "I love movies about mental illness but I miss fetish costumes." I'm all for movies where the women wear school girl outfits while fighting dragons but Sucker Punch manages to make it dull and repetitive. Sure, Emily Browning has a great belly button but you can't make a movie around it. Imagine watching your friend play the video game, Rumble Roses XX, for two hours and you've got Sucker Punch. It looks pretty but there's no tension. Plus, Rumble Roses XX has better costumes and acting.
The little bit of plot has Baby Doll (the characters even have video game names) trying to escape an insane asylum after being wrongfully imprisoned. Basically it's a womens' prison movie but without shower scenes or cat fights. Scott Glenn has a line in the film, "Don't ever write a check with your mouth, you can't cash with your ass." And director Zack Snyder does just that, he cashes in on this turkey with his ass.
If Charlie Sheen made a kids' movie, it would be Sucker Punch.
Zack Snyder's next movie is Superman: The Man of Steel, which should have comic book fans very worried.