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    Without saying too much, I went to a matinee screening in IMAX.
    I love the fight scenes, and ABSOLUTELY LOATHE the rest of the film.

    I'm pretty sure I fit the target audience:
    Comic geek
    Action film lover
    Video gamer

    I just cannot get over the underlying plot, it caused an anger response in me so strong I spent the entire movie thinking about what the "truth" was happening while the fantasy unfolded.
    By the end, I wanted to unsee it.

    Sorry, I wanted it to work. . . it just ended up being the worst film I've seen in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoobyTrap View Post
    What? It lacked slutty looking women grinding?
    Actually it was more about the lack of COLOR, which this has in spades. To be honest, I don't find any of the women particularly fascinating. I am an unapologetic Snyder fanboy. His work is very pleasing to my eye. And the fact that Alex Pardee did most of the production design helps too. Look, I think a LOT of folks are going to hate this movie. I will go into it with tempered expectations. I do not expect it to be anything more than what equates to a really long music video. So, I expect to love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoobyTrap View Post
    You can watch retarded and ridiculous fun without having to watch slutty looking women blow **** up. That's what Jackass movies are for.
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Fresh View Post
    Yeah, but there's so much hairy man-taint in that series that we need to reinforce our hetero-ness and go see T&A afterward.
    I loved 300 just as well as I hope I will love this, and if that wasn't gay porn then I don't know what is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Actually it was more about the lack of COLOR, which this has in spades. To be honest, I don't find any of the women particularly fascinating. I am an unapologetic Snyder fanboy. His work is very pleasing to my eye. And the fact that Alex Pardee did most of the production design helps too. Look, I think a LOT of folks are going to hate this movie. I will go into it with tempered expectations. I do not expect it to be anything more than what equates to a really long music video. So, I expect to love it.
    Funny, I walked out of the film thinking it would have made 5 really awesome music videos. Seriously.

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    Like I said...I think I am ready to enjoy this movie for what it is.

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    Review: ĎSucker Punchí is Live-Action Anime Thatís All Shine and No Substance | Film School Rejects

    On paper it sounds pretty amazing: sexy young actresses, plenty of firearms, the directing of Zack Snyder, wild nightmare action sequences, and a minimum amount of leather inspired clothing. In small doses, say in trailers and commercial spots, the film looks amazing. Fast paced action, again the sexy ladies, and amazing, lush digital sets, brimming with fireballs and bullet hits. Then some slow motion, and some fast motion and some slow motion again.

    By now youíre probably starting to predict where Iím going. I said itís amazing in small doses and in paper, but how is it stretched out to two hours?
    If you guessed ďnot that greatĒ then you saw right through me. I, like many of you, had high hopes when I settled in for Sucker Punch. Watchmen was as good a movie as a Watchmen movie could ever be and 300
    was a stylistic dick chop that reinvigorated the action genre Ė and its sword and sandal epic cousin.

    Sucker Punch is filled to the brim with Snyderís particular brand of direction: fast motion, slow motion, brilliant colors, and frantic action. In these moments, the movie is like crack for your eyes Ė addictive, engaging, and cool as ****. The action sequences are visually spectacular and will quite possibly explode off the IMAX screen and damage your retinas with just how much cool stuff is going on.

    If youíre looking for live action anime, then look no further. From the Japanese inspired locations to the weaponry and costumes, this is the stuff come to life. Unfortunately, itís not one of the great animes come to life. Itís one of the mediocre ones thatís cool to look at, with no story to speak of.

    You see, much like a hot but stupid girl, a movie canít just look good to be good. When the group of girls isnít drop kicking zombies, hunting dragons, or machine gunning robots, there isnít much to keep your interest.

    Written by first timer Steve Shubiya, a school chum of Snyderís, based on Snyderís original idea, there are plenty of characters with no depth and plenty of story with no plot. The film literally seems to play out as a list of things that would be cool to see in a movie, glued together with a kindergarten paste of a mental institution plot.


    That is all I was looking for.

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    Harry is flirting with loving SUCKER PUNCH, but doesn't propose just yet...

    Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

    This is a very fair and thoughtful review...and it's not positive.

    and this

    Nordling Loves Zack Snyder's Fever-Dream "Musical" SUCKER PUNCH!

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    Flat out, if you can't suspend your disbelief in this movie, you're going to be in for an unpleasant time. The movie requires a lot of heavy lifting, and narrative logic goes out the window fairly early. Babydoll's dreams, especially - although it's not clear what time the film takes place (it seems to be in the 1960s), Babydoll's visions involve anime mechs, science fiction robots, high speed trains, and imagery that someone like Babydoll simply doesn't have access to. Although the film doesn't make logical sense, it does if you approach the film as a kind of visual "musical." In musicals we're expected to understand that people can break out into song as a part of the world, and in SUCKER PUNCH fantasy action sequences take the place of those songs. It's visual music, as it were. Snyder's imagery is playful; the camera swoops, shakes, soars, and catapults the audience through each amazing scene. If you try to pick at what you're seeing, though, the house of cards falls down. This isn't a movie for people who need realism in their films - you're missing the forest for the trees if you question why Babydoll has the fantasies that she does. Instead, you're basically watching Snyder riff on his guitar for two hours. That's okay if you like that sort of thing, because Snyder's one of the best in the business. But if you can't stomach the way Snyder spirals, jazzlike, through the film's setpieces, you're going to be fairly miserable.

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    And someone did their thesis apparently...

    CHUD.com — FROM DAMON’S DESK: SO… SUCKER PUNCH

    Ultimately, this film needed a writer to see its themes and concerns and nuance the narrative so the characters felt better drawn, and actions had more weight. Previously, Snyder has had better or stronger material to draw on, so perhaps his narrative deficiencies could be masked by that structure to fall back on. Here thereís no net. And like Pearl Harbor or Elizabethtown, you get the sense youíre seeing the naked machinations of a director. All the pieces are there, but they donít fit together right.

    Iíve only seen Sucker Punch once, and maybe now that I know what it is, I might be able to enjoy it more. But the aspirations of the film surely exceed its grasp, and there seems to be a confidence in the visual telling that is missing on a story level. Icarus flew too high, and watching that lesson is both educational and painful to watch.


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    This is a good read too, also...not positive.

    CHUD.com — Sucker Punch

    But more than anything, youíve got something that precious few in the business have: Balls. Enormous, heaving balls. Most other directors your age might be content to make millions with ****ty rom-coms, formula action films or horror flicks loaded with nothing but jump scares. Not you. No, your filmography shows a man whoíd rather shoot for greatness and end a failure than aim for mediocrity and achieve that goal. Sucker Punch was indeed a failure, but at least it failed while trying to present something that the world had never seen before. Though I canít recommend the film, I do respect it ó and those who made it ó for that much.

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