It seems like everyone’s still on the fence about Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch. It looks like some sort of insane hybrid of Girl, Interrupted and Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow. Only with dragons. And giant samurai.
Snyder needs to stop dropping acid and reading comic books.
Anyway, I think it looks like massively expensive, brainless fun. It comes out March 25th, 2011, which seems like an odd release date for what should be a tentpole flick, except that next summer is some sort of insane blockbuster movie armageddon, so I suppose that makes sense. Also, I’m predicting that it’s going to do poorly at the box office — it’ll draw in the nerds, the action movie junkies and the pedos, but given that it’s neither a name property nor a particularly well-known director (seriously, despite Watchmen and 300, I doubt the average moviegoer knows who Snyder is), I wouldn’t hold my breath for whiz-bang box office returns.
Anyway, here are five clips from the movie. Actually, clips is the wrong word. They’re each 8 seconds long, and not actual scenes, but more flashes of moments combined into sort of mini-trailers. Ridiculous, I know. But still, kind of fun.
Oh yeah — there’s robots too.