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She Wanted To Be A Secret Girl, A Waking Dream

By TK Burton | Trailers | November 4, 2010 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | November 4, 2010 |

Ladies and gentlemen, the next Superman director.

Here’s the new trailer for Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch, about a young girl committed to a mental asylum who fantasizes about a dream world with giant samurai and dragons and robots and God knows what the fuck else. It’s like Snyder (who also co-wrote the screenplay) took every idea from every cartoon, video game and comic book he’s ever seen, threw in a dash of Dungeons and Dragons and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and just lit the bitch on fire.

And I’m strangely compelled by it. I don’t know why. I haven’t really liked much of his work — I was bored and annoyed by Watchmen and initially enjoyed 300, but action scenes aside, it doesn’t really hold up after the first time. That said, the man knows how to work with the pretty, and there’s plenty of that in Sucker Punch. There’s a fair chance it’s going to be a bombastic, bloated mess. But it might still manage to be damn entertaining. Who knows.

It’s got a pretty interesting cast, including Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone
Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm (HAAAAAAAAAMMMMM) and… Scott Glen? How the fuck did he get there? Was David Carradine booked up?


What say you?

TK Burton is an Editorial Consultant. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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