Sucker Punch

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"You will be unprepared"
  • PG-13
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 6.0  (232,778)
  • 33

Making the original film debut of director/film writer Zach Snyder, Sucker Punch is best considered a cult favorite, but still enjoyed a moderate success in the worldwide box office. It was nominated for Best Special Effects at the 2011 Scream Awards, a Taurus Award, and was pre-nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Called by Snyder himself "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns," the blurring of the line between reality and fantasy is a central theme to Sucker Punch. The story's main character is a girl nicknamed "Babydoll," who begins the film in a scene depicting an abusive relationship between her, her sister and her widowed stepfather. An altercation between them leads to the murder of her sister, and the story begins when he has her taken to an insane asylum (and subsequently being accused of the crime her stepfather committed). Upon arriving at the asylum, Babydoll notices several objects that she would need to escape one day, and then enters a fantasy world in which the hospital and all of its employees and patients become staff in a female brothel. At some point, as a new addition to the "brothel," Babydoll is tasked with learning how to dance provocatively in order to entertain the customers who may want to see her. When she does this, she enters yet another imaginary world within that which she has already created. Whenever Babydoll dances in the film, the world she enters is that of a violent, over-the-top future fantasy world. She becomes a powerful warrior who fights grotesque and often dauntingly large or powerful enemies along with her fellow women in the brothel/asylum as her teammates. The film switches between both the brothel and the fantasy "action" world as Babydoll and her new friends fight to obtain all the items she took note of before entering her alternate realities. The plan: for all of them to escape. Sucker Punch offers a mind-twisting journey with impressive visual and special effects to differentiate between each of the three "worlds" of Babydoll's point of view. The worlds and characters all mingle with each other, often metaphorically, to convey the plot of the movie. As imagined, this could be confusing to the viewer, and they may miss the point of the film's message. But for those who enjoy some impressive visuals and action films with psychological undertones, and a twist ending that will live up to its name, Sucker Punch will deliver.

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch (Trailer 1)
Sucker Punch (Trailer 1)

Trailer - 1 min 28 sec

Sucker Punch (Trailer 2)
Sucker Punch (Trailer 2)

Trailer - 2 min 32 sec

Featurette
Featurette

Behind the Scenes - 2 min 32 sec

Soundtrack Behind The Scenes
Soundtrack Behind The Scenes

Behind the Scenes - 1 min 27 sec

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch

Trailer - 2 min 25 sec

Dragon Animated Short
Dragon Animated Short

Clip - 2 min 55 sec

Description
Making the original film debut of director/film writer Zach Snyder, Sucker Punch is best considered a cult favorite, but still enjoyed a moderate success in the worldwide box office. It was nominated for Best Special Effects at the 2011 Scream Awards, a Taurus Award, and was pre-nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

Called by Snyder himself "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns," the blurring of the line between reality and fantasy is a central theme to Sucker Punch. The story's main character is a girl nicknamed "Babydoll," who begins the film in a scene depicting an abusive relationship between her, her sister and her widowed stepfather. An altercation between them leads to the murder of her sister, and the story begins when he has her taken to an insane asylum (and subsequently being accused of the crime her stepfather committed).

Upon arriving at the asylum, Babydoll notices several objects that she would need to escape one day, and then enters a fantasy world in which the hospital and all of its employees and patients become staff in a female brothel. At some point, as a new addition to the "brothel," Babydoll is tasked with learning how to dance provocatively in order to entertain the customers who may want to see her. When she does this, she enters yet another imaginary world within that which she has already created.

Whenever Babydoll dances in the film, the world she enters is that of a violent, over-the-top future fantasy world. She becomes a powerful warrior who fights grotesque and often dauntingly large or powerful enemies along with her fellow women in the brothel/asylum as her teammates. The film switches between both the brothel and the fantasy "action" world as Babydoll and her new friends fight to obtain all the items she took note of before entering her alternate realities. The plan: for all of them to escape.

Sucker Punch offers a mind-twisting journey with impressive visual and special effects to differentiate between each of the three "worlds" of Babydoll's point of view. The worlds and characters all mingle with each other, often metaphorically, to convey the plot of the movie. As imagined, this could be confusing to the viewer, and they may miss the point of the film's message. But for those who enjoy some impressive visuals and action films with psychological undertones, and a twist ending that will live up to its name, Sucker Punch will deliver.

Sucker Punch is a 2011 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 33.

Where to Watch Sucker Punch

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  • Release Date
    2011
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 50 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (232,778)
  • Metascore
    33