March 25, 2011

'Sucker Punch' Blasts Into Theaters with Action and Bass

By Billy Nastyn, Contributing Writer

Director Zach Snyder (Watchmen, 300) has brought yet another visually stunning film to the big screen, this time in the form of girls toting some massive weapons in Sucker Punch, in theaters now. This action fantasy takes us on a journey through the hallucinations of Babydoll (Emily Browning) after she is wrongfully locked up in a 1960s psych ward. It's there that she recruits Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), Rocket (Jena Malone), Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens) and Amber (Jamie Chung) in a master plan to escape to their freedom.

There are three major perks that may Sucker you into seeing this movie:

The Music
The goosebump-inducing soundtrack from this film really shook the theatergoers in their seats. Think of the song selections as hyperactive fillers for a movie with the lack of a strong storyline. Bjork, Queen, Led Zeppelin and Lords of Acid are only a small taste of what you're getting your ears prepped for. These are some dark tracks that through mash-ups and remixes follow the movie's theme of altered reality. By infusing Browning's vocals into certain songs, Babydoll’s mind really takes control as she charges through each erratic fantasy.

The Fantasy Worlds
Action movies tend to keep viewers on their toes wondering what will come next. Well, Sucker Punch has taken that idea and one-upped it with some of the most random, fantastical fighting scenarios packed into one film. (It's like a femme rendition of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.) Babydoll travels into these worlds as the music is cued for her to begin a dance. Each epic fight corresponds with a task that must be completed in reality to aid in their escape. As quoted from the movie "you will be unprepared." Without spoiling too much, let's just say that there may be a fire breathing dragon or two and some futuristic fighting robots. Epic. Lots of epic-ness.

The Possibility of a Video Game
Could they please make this into a game? It's all set up for you and the movie basically reads like one. It has guns, swords, bombs and insane levels with seemingly impossible bosses. Every guy secretly loves playing the kick-ass girl in fighting games anyway.

Check out the trailer for Sucker Punch here:

Sucker Punch is recommended for:
- Anyone that wants to see chicks totin' weapons
- John Hamm fans that like him existing in only the 1960s
- People dying for an action packed remake of Girl Interrupted

Not recommended for:
- Ogres and Nazis (They'll beat you up again!)
- Those suffering from motion sickness
- Loud bass haters