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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby beornus » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:24 am

Well, it is from Zach Snyder of 300 fame, so that should kind of set the stage. Has a good/interesting cast including Carla Gugino and Jon Hamm (Mad Men).

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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Kelaan » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:52 am

Levantine wrote:What is this... I don't even...
This will either be the best thing ever or the worst... Wow.

Perfect summary. I'll try to see it at the cheap theaters, though it'll have to be a time when my wife won't care if I go without her. "Honey, this movie looks visually stunning but otherwise probably sucks."
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Flex » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:40 pm

beornus wrote:Well, it is from Zach Snyder of 300 fame, so that should kind of set the stage. Has a good/interesting cast including Carla Gugino and Jon Hamm (Mad Men).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0978764/


I am pretty sure you mean "visionary film maker Zach Snyder" who has been coasting since his Dawn of the Dead remake.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:07 pm

The one thing keeping me from feeling like it might be good is the fact that half the cast seem to be dressed like lingerie models, even in the mental institution scenes.

It really gives off an all style, no substance vibe.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Drexanna » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:54 pm

Non wrote:This is a real Sucker Punch from a classic game.


"When you get tired of fighting and all you want to is move on with the game
there's a "suckerpunch" option to keep you sane. During a fight just press
"Insert" and Indy will throw a punch that will knock your opponent out if it
connects (so press it a few times!)."


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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Flex » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:10 pm

KysenMurrin wrote:It really gives off an all style, no substance vibe.


That is a hallmark of Visionary Filmmaker Zach Snyder.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Orthien » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:24 pm

Having just watched the trailer It looks good. Had not heard of it until now but will defiantly go see this at the movies.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby sahiel » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:50 pm

Plot as far as I can make it out is something like: Girl loses family, no-one cares, gets locked up. Goes crazy. Gets committed to a mental institution. Along with other crazy people decides to break out. The attempt to escape occurs both in the real world and is echoed in her head and the worlds she creates. She needs certain items to escape, keys to unlock the doors, a map of the institution, etc and the majority of the film is her real world attempts to get these but played out as she see's it in her imagination.

Very, very probably all style and no substance but hell... with style like that I can happily munch popcorn and watch for a couple of hours brain candy.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby fudomyou » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:48 pm

Plot? These things mean nothing to Zach Snyder.

Basically, this movie was him telling the studio "I'm going to make an action movie with ALL GIRLS. FIGHTING THINGS. WITH GUNS AND SWORDS. Because 300 was all guys with swords, so I want to mix things up."

And the studio went "We like money. Do it."

Voila!
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Fivelives » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:03 pm

I'll be upset if there's no sexytime in it. But I'll still see it at least twice in theaters, if only because I like supporting movies (even bad ones) that are original ideas - not just "adapted from the hit book/comic book/tv series/etc".
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Lightbeard » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:22 pm

fudomyou wrote:Plot? These things mean nothing to Zach Snyder.

Basically, this movie was him telling the studio "I'm going to make an action movie with ALL GIRLS. FIGHTING THINGS. WITH GUNS AND SWORDS. Because 300 was all guys with swords, so I want to mix things up."

And the studio went "We like money. Do it."

Voila!


Assuming the girls are half naked it'll be one of the highest grossing movies of the year.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby bldavis » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:21 pm

lol girls dressed like anime characters will make it one of the biggest

the fact that they are fighting with katanas and mini-guns? im thinking top 3
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Melathys » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:19 pm

I wouldn't expect anything quite oscar worthy. I'll be expecting an hour or so of mindless entertainment. Not every movie ever made has to be thought provoking or have some kind of underlying message. Sometimes I just want to sit there and be entertained, nothing more. This looks to be one of those movies. :D
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Fivelives » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:02 am

Melathys wrote:Sometimes I just want to sit there and be entertained, nothing more.


So. Much. This.

There's nothing wrong with wanting to turn your brain off and watch Shit A Splode for an hour or two every now and then. Everyone seems to be a pseudo-intellectual when it comes to movies lately, and they've forgotten (or are at least pretending to forget) how much fun it is to watch what basically amounts to testosterone porn every now and then.
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