Monday, May 9, 2011

A Sucker Punch to Blockbusters

A wild ride for every part of your mind, Sucker Punch is a twister of a plot line that will bring nearly every form of movie genre all pulled into one. After seeing several advertisements on TV, most people still had no idea what it was about. The description still left the reader clueless to what they could expect. How many of you have ever seen Action /Adventure /Scifi /Fantasy /Suspense /Thriller‎ /Drama as the genre to a single movie? Not many, that’s for sure.
Immediately you’re exposed to one girl’s nightmare of a reality. Her mother has died and has left everything to her two daughters. We find this out when her stepfather opens the will alone. In a drunken rage he attempts to change that. The rest of the story is devoted to this poor girl’s attempt at finding a normal life for herself after her step-father destroys all that she once knew.
The lights dim and slowly a dark and dreary world appears. One that everyone sees in their own sleep’s nightmares. A gentle tune underlays an opener whose speechless story alone could captivate you, but as the story becomes more and more gripping so does the give-you-chills soundtrack. Most of the soundtrack uses previously made songs remixed to nearly make each track a new masterpiece. Combined with the graphically stunning scenes, the music is enough to have you empathizing with the characters before anything is ever said.
The people behind the movie were a great match as well. Sucker Punch was directed, produced and written by Zack Snyder, who also directed: 300 and Watchmen. His cast included: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone and Abbie Cornish, all of which did a wonderful job making you believe what they were acting was right in front of you. When watching a very emotional film like this, acting is possibly the most important aspect.
Late teens to older adults would be most likely to see this movie. This movie won’t be anything you’re used to seeing at all. If you’re not used to putting much thought into the movies you watch, this one will not be for you. Very little of the story is just given to you. Most of it will take your own interpretation to figure out what’s happening and you may miss parts of the story if you don’t pay close attention. Overall I would give the movie a 5 out of 5.

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