You Will Be Unprepared.
A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late...
I think this is my third time trying to finish this film and I just cannot do it. It fills me with so much rage I'm liable to start hulking out. I usually try and watch a film to the end before I give it a rating but this film has officially beaten me.
There is so much already written about how this film fails, much more articulate than I could ever be. I just want to shout "RAPE IS NOT A EASY PLOT DEVICE" from the rooftops but to be honest I am so fucking tired of shouting it time and time again, what's the point?
You'd think 3 billion years of evolution would make us able to create…
I was told beforehand that this was a love it or hate it film. I happen to agree with none of the negative reviews and actually really liked it.
Firstly, I don't know what everybody is going on about the huge emphasis on rape for. There is a focus, yes, but nothing is ever shown, if it even happens at all, as it is all rather implied. From the sounds of it I thought I was going to be witnessing some horrifying scenes every few minutes, but instead the film focuses on Babydoll's diverted fantasy world of well-choreographed action. Of course it has its dark moments which sets up the tone well and is what gives the film a lot…
Look at that! Just look at that!!
You'd expect it to be one sexy feast of eye candy!
As far as not delivering what is promised, this is about the same as losing your virginity to a lawnmower.
How the fuck did Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow destroy Kerry Conran's career, but this piece of shit landed Zack Snyder the Superman reboot?
Since I'm 3/4 of the way through this soul-crushing but superfun challenge, I think I'll give an insight into what's happening in my brain when I watch a movie these days:
Sucker punch: "Hey Simone! Do you like me? Please tell me you like me!"
Simone: "Sorry, Sucker Punch…. But you suck. A lot."
Sucker Punch : "But I'm original!"
Simone: "No, you aren't."
Sucker Punch: "Come on, you've never seen anything like me before. Be honest."
Simone: "Okay, you have a point there. But here's the thing: I never want to see anything like you again. EVER."
Sucker Punch: "But I have Abby Cornish! You have a huge girl crush on her!"
“This is a joke, right? Don’t you get the point of this? It’s to turn people on.”
The above quote sums up this entire film in a nutshell. Written and directed by Zack Snyder, a man who proves that it is possible for a director’s output to start bad and get progressively worse as his career goes on (which leaves me feeling pretty unenthused about his upcoming Man of Steel project…), this is a film that takes the phrase “all style and no substance” to a whole new level, a film that wishes it was far more thought-provoking than it actually is, and a film that considers its audience’s right to masturbate far more important than any notion of…
It's certainly not going to win any oscars, but it's a fantastic example of directors doing whatever the hell they want.
Robot cyborgs? Check. Steampunk nazi zombies? You got it. Minigun wielding stone samurai? What the hell! let's throw it in there!
This scrambled mish-mash of ideas is a complete and utter mess, but the kind of mess that makes you shout 'hell yeah!' and wish more films were like this.
Abandoning story for style, Zack Snyder goes all out in showing as many cool things to the viewer as possible. The choreographed fight scenes serve absolutely no purpose to the story, but are so cool you don't even care. A favourite scene of mine would be the nazi-zombie-steampunk-airship-robot-bunny-plane-gunner-explosion sequence…
Welcome to Sucker Punch.
Every man is a rapist.
Every girl is an s&m model.
Every scene is retarded.
Als Hollywood bij ons zou komen aankloppen met de vraag of we onze dromen op pellicule willen pleuren zouden we wellicht komen aanzetten met een broeierige art-housefilm waarin ene Scarlett J. en ene Zooey D. zich aan een horizontale tango wagen. Helaas hebben wij nog geen enkel boxofficesucces op ons conto staan, dus kloppen de studiobonzen liever aan bij net iets meer begiftigde cineasten. Bij Zack Snyder bijvoorbeeld, de CGI-goeroe achter de uiterst geslaagde 'Dawn of the dead'-remake en de Watchmen-strapatsen. Snyders Freudiaanse fantasmen en natte dromen resulteren in 'Sucker punch', een migraine-oprispend effectencircus dat weinig met echte cinema te maken heeft.
In de hypergestileerde openingsgeneriek (op de tonen van een zwoele cover van 'Sweet Dreams' van The Eurythmics) zijn…
first time around I wasn't too keen, lacking in substance- all sheen. second time around, opinion's the same- Snyder's talent remains to be seen
Hadn't actually watched this since I originally saw it at the cinema. I was initially sold on the fantasy sequences which didn't disappoint at the time, due to the fact it was in the cinema.
On a smaller screen, it did kind of work better overall I think. The soundtrack is still excellent and the film overall is more watchable. I've read a lot of the intricate descriptions of the plot and it's deeper meanings online as well, but i wasn't really trying too hard to look for any of that.
For a small screen fantasy film, I still quite like it.
Esto habría sido bellísimo si Zack Snyder se hubiera tomado la molestia de escribir una historia que verdaderamente hubiera valido la pena y no un simple pretexto para poner a 5 chicas a patear traseros de la manera más absurda posible, o por lo menos hubiera escrito otra historia para hacerlo un poco más coherente.
Resultado bastante agridulce.
Certamente o filme mais fraco e vazio do Zack Snyder, mas ainda vale a pena pelas cenas de ação plasticamente perfeitas.
For all the babes, flashy FX, and big action sequences, this.... thing.... falls terribly flat. It tries to be meaningful, with some sort of message, but really it's just soft porn dressed up as an action flick for teen fan-boys of this sort of schlock. I just couldn't buy into this mess. Barely watchable.
Sorry, Baby Doll.
I find it interesting that almost all the pop songs in this picture are covers. It is indicative of the picture as a whole. One person covering another person's idea. Every scene, or idea in this picture is taken from somewhere else. Obviously filtered through the structure of a video game and Synder's distinct visual style, this picture takes all those influences or sources and makes a remix version of them. Was it enjoyable? Not really. It is a constant visual and aural assault on the senses. It felt very hollow to me and very slick and not in a good way. There are stakes in the picture, its just that you don't care. We are given the slightest of character sketches to go on and nothing more. Fantasy within fantasy. Shadows within shadows. Remix and recycle. Dare I say "sound and fury signifying nothing." Sure. Why not? I can sample ideas as well.