I confess, I’m kind of psyched for Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch. I fear disappointment, since Snyder’s last film, Watchmen, I found to be thoroughly underwhelming. I enjoyed 300, even though it was totally ridiculous, and pretty much feel the same about his Dawn Of The Dead remake. But Sucker Punch looks like Snyder basically just let his imagination go completely berserk, and I can appreciate that. It’s basically a comic book movie that’s not based on a comic book — it’s written by Snyder and Steve Shibuya, and I like the fact that it’s basically an original story. Sure, it probably borrows from several sources… hell, it looks like it might borrow from all of them. But it looks entertaining as hell.
Snyder has described it as “Alice In Wonderland with machine guns,” but it’s a bit more than that. Here’s IMDB’s synopsis:
Sucker Punch is a movie about little girl who is trying to hide from the pain caused by her evil stepfather and lobotomy. She ends up in mental institution and while there she starts to imagine alternative reality. She plans to escape from that imaginary world but to do that she needs to steal five objects before she is caught by a vile man. Story is set in 1950’s.
That bit of unfortunately clunky writing aside, it sounds fun. Dustin posted the first character posters (of stars Emily Browning, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Abbie Cornish, and Carla Gugino) yesterday, and today we have a new one. Of a giant mech. With a bunny painted on it. Click it to enlarge. Trust me, it’s worth it.
That makes me giggle a bit.
And now we also have a trailer. Unfortunately, it’s only available on the Apple website, since they’re dinks and don’t allow embedding. So click here and check it out, then come back and discuss. It’s got WWII era bombers. And lots of guns. And swords. And big fucking dragons. It also stars Scott Glenn and Jon Hamm, by the way.