I wasn’t expecting to get to see Sucker Punch as I had pretty much talked myself out of it but the times for showings of Limitless went against us so we ended up seeing going to see a movie that I no longer cared for.
This will be quite a short blog this time around as I don’t like writing my reviews after reading everyone else’s as I tend to sway more towards what I have read as I am incredibly lazy and unoriginal.
PLOT: Baby Doll is sent to an insane asylum by her evil stepfather who has arranged for her to be lobotomised in five days time. Baby Doll meets Rocket, Amber, Blondie and Sweet Pea and together they all plan to escape the asylum using a map, fire, knife, key and a mystery fifth item. On attempting to procure these items the girls are armed with nothing other their imagination. Instead of sneaking around the asylum they are transported into imaginary worlds where they fight dragons, orcs and steam filled Nazis. The evil orderly kills two of the girls in front of the Dr and this is acceptable. The evil orderly forces the Dr’s signature and this is unacceptable. Forgery is worse than double homicide. END PLOT
The plot of Sucker Punch matters not as the dialogue serves only as a means to connect the action sequences. Zack Snyder always manages to make visually appealing movies however this is the first Snyder movie which isn’t an adaptation of a novel or a remake. Sucker Punch was written by Snyder and I think here is were the quality drops as the plot was neither strong nor interesting enough to fill the gaps between the imagination sequences.
The acting was fine - the cast were required to do nothing more than look attractive and to look attractive whilst firing an automatic weapon.
One thing I do like about Snyder is that he can put together a decent soundtrack - Sucker Punch had really good covers of Sweet Dreams and White Rabbit which are now on my I-pod.
I am glad I went to see Sucker Punch as my curiosity has now been satisfied. The imagination scenes were very good and looked fantastic but there just wasn’t enough substance behind them to make the movie in any way memorable.
Sucker Punch gets a 6/10. It is watchable but on too many occasions I found myself wandering into my own imagination which quite frankly was much more entertaining……