Sometimes after viewing a film I like to record brief impressions with the people I saw the film with. Rather than wait for a review you can get my off-the-cuff opinions on the film. These impressions are in no ways fully formed or perfect in their delivery but they should give you an idea of what to expect with each film. In this case, Meghan Elward-Duffy and I will be discussing "Sucker Punch" as we leave the theater.
“Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared.
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.
Born from the creative vision of filmmaker Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300), Sucker Punch features an ensemble cast of young stars, including Emily Browning (The Uninvited), Abbie Cornish (Bright Star), Jena Malone (Into the Wild), Vanessa Hudgens (the High School Musical films) and Jamie Chung (Sorority Row). The film’s main cast also includes Oscar Isaac (Robin Hood) and Carla Gugino (Watchmen), with Jon Hamm (The Town, TV’s Mad Men) and Scott Glenn (The Bourne Ultimatum).
Zack Snyder is directing Sucker Punch from a screenplay he wrote with Steve Shibuya, based on Snyder’s story. Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Thomas Tull, Wesley Coller, Jon Jashni, Christopher DeFaria, Jim Rowe and William Fay serving as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Academy Award-winning production designer Rick Carter (Rick Carter) and Watchmen and 300 veterans director of photography Larry Fong, editor William Hoy and costume designer Michael Wilkinson. The music is by Tyler Bates and Marius DeVries.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Cruel and Unusual Production of a Zack Snyder film, Sucker Punch. Opening nationwide on March 25, 2011, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.”