Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Film Review:Sucker Punch

Film Review:Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch is watching a cut scene from a video game come to life. The film is directed by Zach Synder, starring Emily Brown and featuring Scott Glenn among other actors I'm not familiar with. John Hamm from Madmen makes a cameo. The story takes places in the mid 1960s with a young girl, nicknamed Baby Doll, being committed to an insane asylum with a very vivid imagination to find her self trapped for the next five days until she undergoes a lobotomy. This is requested by her Stepfather to cover up her sisters real death and to keep the inherent her mother's fortune away from Baby Doll. She takes note of certain items to possibly plot her escape and befriends fellow patients in her plan. I found the film to be visually entertaining but layered with much CGI graphics through out the film and with a soundtrack comparable to a Resident Evil sequel type film. The action sequences in the film were extremely entertaining and was fond of the ancient Japan and nazi zombie battles scenes to achieve her goal of escape. The acting was believable and gave you sense of hope for their conquest. Scott Glenn was a missing character from the Dirty Dozen, one cool dude. Overall I found the movie visually enjoyable yet still lacking something. Girls, guns, violence and action isn't always the resolution. Enjoyable. I think I should of watched it on the IMAX instead.

2 out of 4 stars.

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