Movie Review: Sucker Punch Sucks!

Rating: StarStar

Synopsis:

“Sucker Punch” is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls -the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish) -to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm). Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey – if they succeed – will set them free.

*****

Okay, so i admit i was blown away by the preview of this movie (which i saw when hubby and i watched I Am Number Four). Looking for a way to kill time on a Saturday before hanging out with girlfriends, we watched it. it was a choice between Red Riding Hood and Sucker Punch. naturally, i was inclined for the action-packed one since hubby is with me. boy, i was so wrong! this is one of those types who invested tons of money in producing a shiny poster and a slam dunk movie preview to lure viewers in a somewhat horrible fate of finishing this wretched film. the opening was good, and i loved the haunting “These Dreams” background music. The first escape of baby doll from reality was my fave part. After that, it was one nonsense scene after another. The concept was promising, but it did not deliver.

.:maria:.

“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”

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