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Sucker Punch

A 2011 fantasy-action film directed by Zack Snyder.

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Sucker Punch Is No Suker Of A Movie, This Is Very Well Done

  • Mar 28, 2011
Rating:
+5
This weekend my daughter and myself ventured out to the show to see a new movie called "Sucker Punch", the name does not tell the whole story, so you have to see this to tell what it is all about. This movie is 109 minutes of action, fantasy, and thriller scenes. So, if this is what you are looking for in a movie, then yes you will be quite pleased with all of the action and computer graphics that this movie has to offer. In my book this show is done very well and it will keeps you in your seat during the whole 109 minutes of run time. This is rated "PG-13", this is definitely not for the younger crowd, even though the 12 and younger crowd would probably enjoy this because of its intense action scenes, it may give them nightmares because of all of the violence that you will see in this show.

The Plot
The story line that this movie is trying to tell is about two young girls that lose their mother at a very young age, and a very strict and abusive stepfather (played by Gerard Plunkett) tries to get the asylum to admit her claiming that because of her imagination and weird dreams that she was crazy. This turns the one girl called Baby Doll (played by Emily Brown)into a rebellious teen, and tricking the officials at an asylum that his stepdaughter is insane and that he tries to have her institutionalized in an insane asylum. This is where she meets a therapist Dr.Gorski (played by Carla Gugino). With the odds against her and four other girls, Sweet pea (played by Abbie Cornish), Rocket (played by Jena Malone), Blondie (played by Vanessa Hudgens), and Amber (played by Jamie Chung), they befriend her and they all go on a mission to escape the asylum through their minds, where their imaginations will rule. While they have problems trying to tell the difference between reality and fantasy, they meet a very wise man (played by Scott Glenn)and he tells them, that they have to try and retrieve five items. These five items will unlock doors that will take them to the next step, they are a map(telling which they should go), fire(in the form of a cigar lighter or two stones from a dragons throat), a knife(by working in a kitchen), a key(from Blue Jones( played by Oscar Isaac) the asylum's director), and the last one remains a mystery to them until the very end(the fifth item is actually herself). She was not supposed to have made it through all of the obstacles. All throughout the whole show, they are continually being stalked and someone is trying to kill them but their persistence pays off for some of them.

True or Not
You be the judge even though this is only a movie, how true is all of this. This does happen in real life and the people that are trying to make kids go crazy or seem crazy always have an ulterior motive either money or the fact that they never really liked the child in the first place. After the spouse passes on the living spouse will usually try and change things to their liking. This is more true than we would want to believe. This movie will actually make more sense than you think. You will realize only after this movie that this could possibly happen right in your neck of the woods. This is although a good movie, do not try and understand this or analyze it. Just try and enjoy the movie and the movie's  special effects.

Conclusion
Putting all of the pieces together will be real hard to do with this movie, because of the reality of this whole movie. This movie can actually happen without all of the animation and special effects. Don't down play this but if you have an imagination then you will enjoy this movie. This movie is also geared toward to the teenage guys who like hot chicks and intense scenes of violence and special effects. This also has an extreme amount  of special effects. Which of course we know that this doesn't exist in the real world. This is mostly fantasy, and has a lot of dark scenes which will make it hard to see at times, but you can always see the outlines of the curves of the women's great shapely bodies and outfits that are quite nicely fitting. From fighting Nazi's to fighting dragons, this will keep you in your seat during the whole show. This is a must see if you have an urge to see something different, but just a step away from reality.
 

Recommended:
Yes

Movie Mood: Action Movie
Viewing Method: Other
Film Completeness: Looked complete to me.
Worst Part of this Film: Nothing
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April 19, 2011
Good review, but I'll wait for the DVD on this one.
 
March 28, 2011
excellent review, Harold! I liked the enthusiasm you have exhibited here and I agree, this was just tremendous from a technical standpoint. I liked it for those things, but for some reason, the ending kind of cheapens the experience for me. Still, it was entertaining. P.S. loved that "True or Not" approach. Thanks!!
March 28, 2011
Thanks I try and I really appreciate you in put.
March 28, 2011
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This weekend my daughter and myself ventured out to the show to see a new movie called "Sucker Punch", the name does not tell the whole story, so you have to see this to tell what it is all about. This movie is 109 minutes of action, fantasy, and thriller scenes. So, if this is what you are looking for in a movie, then yes you will be quite pleased with all of the action and computer graphics that this movie has to offer. In my book this show is done very well and it will keeps you in your seat during the whole 109 minutes of run time. This is rated "PG-13", this is definitely not for the younger crowd, even though the 12 and younger crowd would probably enjoy this because of its intense action scenes, it may give them nightmares because of all of the violence that you will see in this show.
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Director: Zack Snyder
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Release Date: March 25, 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Zack Snyder, Steve Shibuya
Runtime: 120 minutes
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
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