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Actors: Abbie Cornish, Emily Browning
Director: Zack Snyder
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Born from the creative vision of filmmaker Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300), this epic action fantasy launches from the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. L... more »
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Heather M. from DEERFIELD, MA
Reviewed on 8/1/2012...
I just watched this movie for the first time (through netflix) and it was amazing. Visually stunning and stylistic, it does not seem to be meant to be taken as a simple story, it tells the truth without a lot of reliance on literal facts. It has some similarity of style with the films "Tank Girl" and "Natural Born Killers" but goes further than either; slipping into fantasy and taking the audience on a fantastic ride.
Much like the two previously mentioned movies it needs the cooperation of the viewer; we need to "buy into" the story and let go of some of our expectations about how a story ought to be told. There is more to truth than mere facts and, in that, this movie reminds me of the novel; "The Drowning Girl" by Caitlin R. Kiernan; a wonderful book I recommend without reservation.
This film deserves much more than it got at the box office and much better than the reviews I've seen on here.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 3/6/2012...
This movie has been voted the worst of 2011 and bombed at the Box Office (it made about 10% of what it cost to make). This is a flawed film that has no actual purpose whatsoever. It's similar to watching someone else play a video game. Decent looking visuals, but boring beyond belief.
3 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.
Vanessa V. (sevenspiders)
Reviewed on 6/5/2011...
Sucker Punch was as interesting as watching your brother play Wii for two hours while you wait for your turn.
I'm a fan of Zack Snyder as a director, but as a writer he seems to suffer from M. Night Shyamalanism- that is, he's so enamoured of his own notions that he doesn't stop to ask if they make sense and fit together in a compelling and worthwhile story.
I'm also a fan of cotton candy and other things that are pretty and fun and mostly empty. But even cotton candy can be chewed, and even mindless entertainment is still supposed to be entertaining. I'll wait for Snyder's next effort, I just hope he pairs his remarkable visual aesthetic with a real story.
3 of 8 member(s) found this review helpful.