Saturday, October 8, 2011

Movie Review: SuckerPunch


Title: SuckerPunch
Starring: Emily Browning; Abbie Cornish; Jena Malone
Release date: March 2011

This was the strangest movie I have seen in a long time.  It is advertised as steam punk and that is probably the reason I found it all a little bit confusing – I have still to read any steam punk novels.

The movie revolves around Babydoll.  She lives in three realities. 

When her mother dies, she tries to defend herself and her little sister against the rape attempts of her stepfather. For this she is sent to mental asylum which is run by people that are mentally unstable themselves!  Cruel and ugly people.

Within the walls of the asylum she retreats into a brothel-like world where she has to dance sexy little dances for customers.

During these dancing sessions, she escapes into the third reality.  The third world is a crazy steam punk, video game reality world where she and her friends plan their escape from hell.


The special effects are amazing and this is clearly a high dollar movie.  Unfortunately it just doesn’t make enough sense even with all the girl power action to make it completely watchable.  Or maybe I am just too old to appreciate the genius of it!  :)




  1. This movie looks crazy! I remember thinking when I first saw trailers for it that I might wait for it to come out on DVD and rent it. That way, if it was disappointing to me, I'd only be out a few dollars instead of like...twenty, haha

  2. I didn't really like this either. On the surface, it sounds like something I'd love - a weird, surreal plot, lots of hyperreal action, and it's directed by Zack Snyder, whose previous movies I enjoyed.

    But I agree with you - the plot just isn't quite coherent/strong enough to make it watchable. Great idea, but a pity about the execution.


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