Film Review: Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch (2011)
starring Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, 
Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm

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I saw Sucker Punch recently and thought it was pretty good, but not great. Visually though, it was great with full of action and fantasy. It had a lil' combination of Kill Bill and Inception as far as fight scenes and mind-bending dream-like sequences go. The 300 director Zach Snyder, who originally wrote, produced, and directed this film did a great job directing it. Although, the story/plot was quite interesting and different than the norm, I thought it needed more gravitas to keep me interested and entertain. Other than that, I quite liked and enjoyed this film for what it was. The cast were pretty good especially Jena Malone as Rocket. Her character was my favorite in this film. JM was actually the main reason I went to see this film as she's a versatile character actress that's underrated and always seemed to impressed me no matter what role (in so many movies I've seen her in from Pride & Prejudice, Saved!, Life As a House to name a few to from when she was a young girl in TV/films such as Bastard Out of Carolina and StepMom to name two) she played in whether the film is really good, descent, or not...her acting is always very good, in my opinion, and she didn't disappoint on this one. She was great in the role and kick-ass in a lot of the action/fantasy sequences (much more than her co-stars...at least in my viewing...albeit Emily Browning and Abbie Cornish....especially her scenes with Rocket and towards the interesting twist at the end...both did good too) and she also showed some emotions in a couple dramatic scenes she was in. I was quite sad for what happened to her character towards the end. I so did not see that coming! Another reason I watched this film was director Zack Snyder just because I loved and enjoyed 300. Sucker Punch had that 300 visual stunning coloring approached to it, but unfortunately, was no 300. That film was still more awesome even on repeat viewings.

Overall, Sucker Punch was still a good, fun, and visually entertaining fantasy film to watch especially if you are into this type of film's genre. It balances both action and fantasy with drama.

My Sucker Punch Film Rating: ! (8/10; B-)

Comments

Thomas Watson said…
Much of the acting wasn't strong in this. But I think that Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Oscar Isaac, and Carla Gugino did excellent jobs, and I thought Emily Browning as Babydoll, while not having a great range, did make a believable guardian.

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