All Dressed Up and No Place To Go, by Scott Nye

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  1. Mattallica says:

    But the important question is, do things go really fast, then slow down, then go really fast again? THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW.

  2. Brian says:

    Dibs on the article comparing this movie to the upcoming HANNA. Couldn’t bring myself to watch SUCKER PUNCH, it felt so gross (and sounds like you agreed). Looking forward to its superior.

  3. Knives Monroe says:

    I suppose it’s worth noting I saw the Rated R version of Sucker Punch that contained 18 more minutes than the theatrical version.

    Sucker Punch was not good.

    It was FUCKING great. I not only enjoyed the visual and visceral depth of the film, I relished and reveled in its psychology.

    In my humble opinion there are set pieces and action sequences that are superior to the Avengers and TDKR. And might I add, since I’m on the subject of a Nolan film, I can only surmise that the people who didn’t understand the ‘plot’ of this film are the same general audience who need things to be verbally explained to them through uncompromising exposition. Something I criticize Chris Nolan for. Inception is a terrific example of two dimensional characters speaking only to extend, elaborate, and explain the plot. This bothers me, and cuts a films replay value. Sucker Punch is just as much as a action film as it is a mystery, and that—dare I say caught me off guard, it was indeed a sucker punch from the director Zack Snyder. The film doesn’t have characters who are constantly talking about the rules of the world it’s creating. And thank god for that. Because that is annoying, and is pisses on the audiences intelligence.

    When Sucker Punch came to theaters the weekend of my birthday, of 2011, I was reluctant to see it because the trailer did nothing for me. The trailer was/is very quiet about the psychology and depth of its context, but I guess it had to put asses in seats, and that it did. I always knew I’d catch the film on blu ray, or dvd, or FX, or Netflix, or something. I suppose I saw the film in preparation for Man of Steel or Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, it definitely set me up for both.

    So what is the movie ‘about’? It’s an Alice In Wonderland/Where The Wild Things Are/Wizard of Oz film with a twist. Its about escapism and the nature of injustice. It’s about how we pervert memories and expectations into a prism, shining a light through our pain creating a spectrum of hope, grief, and second chances.

    This film was a revelation for me, made me second guess my initial responses to a directors reputation. When the news of Synder directing Man of Steel was released, I was one of the few people (if not the only one) who was glad to hear it. The God of Superheros, Superman, deserves the treatment of a visionary. A man who can bring him to the masses, and make Superman cool again. Judging from the trailer, I think we can all agree, it was a smart decision. If you enjoyed that trailer, and you’re looking forward to Man of Steel: Watch Sucker Punch. You wont be disappointed.

    One thing Sucker Punch did that Avengers did not do: Have their characters talk to each other…WITH HEADSETS. I appreciated that.

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