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Emily Browning as Baby Doll
Abbie Cornish as Sweet Pea
Jena Malone as Rocket
Vanessa Hudgens as Blondie
Jamie Chung as Amber
Carla Gugino as Madam Gorski
Jon Hamm as High Roller
Scott Glenn as The Wiseman
Oscar Isaac as Blue
Ryan Robbins as General Thomas
Jonathan Pérez as Magician
Vicky Lambert as The Countess
Danny Bristol as Little Tommy Soldier
pretty sure there was another thread... where i mentioned that the director is going after a "Moulin Rouge" theme a musical number that will kick off the imaginings of the inmates (but i cant find that thread anymore maybe it was discussed in a thread for a different movie dunno..)
trailer etc look good but reading about what the director has in store makes me think the trailer is being deceptive :/
Amanda Seyfreid and Emma Stone were casted in the film originally but since it took too long to get into production they moved on
ah... well, let's hope that the singing isn't too large a part of the film. they way they describe the action sequences and the training the actresses had to do sounds like it'd still be a cool action flick.
- chicks were okay, nothing fancy for hollywood standards
- nice visuals, nothing fancy like tron
- story was okay, nothing fancy cause it seems like inception
- these chicks can't act (especially the asian one who barely has a role)
- plot has holes
- it's hard to be original these days, but this movie takes that phrase out of context. there's concept weaponry and enemy figures straight stolen from video games and other movies
list of direct copies: zombie nazi's, storyline that compounds 3 times over like in inception, team fortress classic (video game) heavy weapons guy and soldier guy conveniently in sequence, kill-bill blonde chick with gun and samurai sword, mass of chromed out irobots, oh and a definite huge one: charlie's angel style leader guy
if you want to appreciate mind-numbing awesomeness, this movie can barely deliver that. mostly everyone in the theatre was grumbling that the movie sucked when we left. just go rent kill bill blue-ray or better yet, stay home and fap
so far ive been hearing its horrible or its a horrible movie but super awesome to look at
here's a vanity fair review with spoilers
Q: Are you going to spoil the ending of Sucker Punch?
A: Honestly, I couldn’t if I tried.
Q: After watching Sucker Punch, how can you not be 100 percent sure what it’s about?
A: Because Sucker Punch is an amazing spectacle of bullshit.
Q: If you’re going to be blurbed in this weekend’s commercials for Sucker Punch, what quote do you hope is used?
A: “Sucker Punch is an amazing spectacle of bullshit!” —Mike Ryan, Vanity Fair
Q: How does Sucker Punch begin?
A: With a montage featuring Babydoll’s (Emily Browning) tumultuous relationship with her evil stepfather (Gerard Plunkett), culminating in Babydoll firing a shot at him, only killing her sister by accident. Oops! Babydoll is brought to a mental institution after these events.
Q: In what year does Sucker Punch take place?
A: Sometime in the past, maybe the 1960s—although it doesn’t really matter.
Q: O.K., so now that Babydoll is at the mental institution, does she try to escape?
A: Babydoll tries to escape the nightclub and its evil owner (Oscar Isaac) with the help of her fellow dancers Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), Rocket (Jena Malone), and Amber (Jamie Chung).
Q: Um. Wait a second. When did the mental institution become a nightclub?
A: Are you questioning Zack Snyder’s brilliant creative decision to—without explanation—change the setting of Sucker Punch from a mental institution to a nightclub? Hey, **** you if you’re not smart enough to understand Snyder’s obvious, God-like skills as a director. How dare you, sir.
Q: O.K., fine, it’s a nightclub now. Curious, are there any giant, bazooka-firing ogre-samurais in Sucker Punch?
Q: Oh, good. How does Babydoll attempt to escape the nightclub?
A: So, right before Babydoll fights the giant, bazooka-firing ogre-samurai, Babydoll is told by a Wise Man (Scott Glenn, and, yes, that’s actually his character’s name) that she will need five items to escape: a map, fire, a knife, a key, and an item to be revealed later.
Q: Where exactly does the giant bazooka-firing ogre-samurai come from?
A: Are you not paying attention? You see, when Babydoll dances, everyone watching her is so entranced, they lose awareness of anything except Babydoll dancing. Meanwhile, Babydoll enters an alternative reality where she meets the Wise Man and fights a giant, bazooka-firing ogre-samurai.
Q: I am paying attention! You never mentioned that Babydoll has the ability to enter other realities while she dances.
A: Look, I’m starting to worry that you’re not going to be able to keep up with a movie as smart as Sucker Punch thinks it is. It sounds like you’re the type who enjoys “character development” and a “coherent plot.”
Q: What was the best part about the Sucker Punch screening?
A: I had a nice conversation with Elvis Mitchell before Sucker Punch started.
Q: What songs does Babydoll dance to in Sucker Punch?
A: Babydoll dances to rocking new versions of “White Rabbit” and “Tomorrow Never Knows”—among other songs.
Q: Will any person in their right mind find Sucker Punch empowering for women?
A: No. The opposite, actually. Unless scantly clad women, lap dances, and near-rape scenes are considered empowering.
Q: How many times does Babydoll enter these alternative realities?
A: Babydoll, with the help of her team of fellow dancers, enters an alternative reality three more times in a quest to obtain the items that the Wise Man—who is also along for each alternative-reality mission—told her she has to obtain.
Q: What kind of advice does the Wise Man give before each mission?
A: “Don’t write checks with your mouth that you can’t cash with your ass.”
Q: Curious, are there any steam-powered, World War I–era German zombie soldiers in Sucker Punch?
A: Yes. And to obtain the first item needed to escape (the map), the steam-powered, World War I–era German zombie soldiers must be defeated.
Q: Can you make sense of what’s happening in this scene for people not named Zack Snyder?
A: Sure! Babydoll is distracting the owner of the nightclub with her dancing, all the while Sweet Pea is in the owner’s office, making a copy of the map that hangs on the wall. That’s all. The point of the alternative-reality montage of steam-powered, World War I–era German zombie soldiers is anyone’s guess.
Q: What will be the most obvious line used in every review of Sucker Punch?
A: Some sort of play on the fact that the reviewer is in fact “the sucker” or that watching this movie feels like a Sucker Punch—both of which are true.
Q: From watchingSucker Punch, what do you think Zack Snyder’s version of Superman will be like?
A: To be honest, the character of Superman, overall, is relatively dull. Given the structure of a backstory, someone like Zack Snyder—a somewhat restrained Zack Snyder, that is—can probably do something interesting with Superman. Also, I’m sure, like all Zack Snyder movies, that it will have a great trailer.
Q: Curious, is there a fire-breathing mommy dragon in Sucker Punch?
A: Why yes, there is. And the fire-breathing mommy dragon must be defeated in order to obtain the second item needed for escape—fire.
Q: Can you make sense of what’s happening in THIS scene for people not named Zack Snyder?
A: Sure! Babydoll is distracting the mayor with her dancing, all the while Amber is stealing the mayor’s lighter out of his pocket. That’s all. The point of the alternative-reality montage with a fire-breathing mommy dragon is anyone’s guess.
Q: How much screen time does Jon Hamm have in Sucker Punch?
A: Less than two minutes.
Q: Would it help if I were on drugs while watching Sucker Punch?
A: No. I think that might make things worse, actually.
Q: How does a movie like Sucker Punch get made?
A: My only guess is that a very wealthy person or entity approaches Zack Snyder and asks, “Hey, Zack, do you have any interest in making two hours of masturbation material for Zack Snyder?”
Mike Ryan is a frequent contributor to VanityFair.com. For your complaints on his opinions about Sucker Punch, you can contact him directly on Twitter.
I actually texted my buddy half way through the movie that the movie was pretty garbage LOL
But the second half of it picked it up for me and the ending made it even better so overall i thought it was a mediocre movie
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