Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tip#443: Eye Candy or Sucker Punched? – Sucker Punch

Eye candy: someone or something that is visually attractive or pleasing to look at

Sucker punch: an unexpected punch or blow

This is a challenging post because I just saw Sucker Punch and enjoyed it because of all the imaginative eye candy, surrealism and tough female characters. The dream world sequences are stunning in their visual effects and it has the excitement of a giant video game. Writing this is challenging because I've also read many scathing, negative reviews. It's as if these people felt sucker punched by Sucker Punch the film!

I felt a little sucker punched as well because it seems like key scenes were missing near the end of the film. I read afterwards that 18 minutes were cut in order to get a PG-13 rating instead of an R rating. The director Zack Snyder has already stated that there will be a director's cut reinstating the missing scenes. I'm looking forward to seeing if the new footage makes a difference.

Sucker Punch 2011

The movie Sucker Punch is about a young woman nicknamed Baby Doll (Emily Browning) about to be lobotomized as she attempts to escape an asylum with four inmate friends. The film is very surreal as it slips in and out of different realities within the mind of Baby Doll. There is one amazing and subtle scene where the camera actually moves through a mirror during a discussion between the girls.

Throughout the film there are several motivating messages shared by a narrator and a wise man (Scott Glenn). So despite my problems with the movie I still found empowering quotes that shown through like, "If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything." and "For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know."

What do you think?

Have you seen Sucker Punch? What did you think of it? Or have you seen other movies you enjoyed that critically panned or were box-office bombs? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below OR click on the blog title above and scroll to bottom.

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1 comment:

cymmat said...

I'm actually looking forward to seeing this film now. Thanks Motivatorman