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sucker punch racconta la storia di una ragazza di nome babydoll che negli anni cinquanta viene rinchiusa dal patrigno in un manicomio con l'intenzione di farla lobotomizzare di li' a cinque anni: per sfuggire a quel luogo orribile, babydoll si rifugera' in un mondo di fantasia dal quale iniziera' a pianificare la sua evasione.
Sucker Punch has Moulin Rouge's freewheeling disrespect for genre, cramming dragons, zombie steampunk World War I German soldiers, robotic samurai, military helicopters, and gun-toting, scantily clad superbabes into a series of hyperviolent fantasies that spring from the undulations of a schizoid madhouse inmate. Sucker Punch also has The Matrix's disdain for the laws of physics, as svelte young women in tight clothes leap, spin, twirl, kick, and crash in slow-motion spectacles that only vaguely resemble how bodies actually move in space. On top of that, Sucker Punch has a video game's disinterest in characters, narrative, sensible dialogue, or sense of any kind, really--anything that might get in the way of the next spasm of bullets and sword slashes. A troubled girl nicknamed Baby Doll (the preposterously glossy Emily Browning, whose china-doll looks previously appeared in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events), traumatized by her impending lobotomy, reimagines her asylum as a hybrid cabaret/brothel. She and her just as whimsically monikered fellow inmates (played by Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jamie Chung) use their feminine wiles and some kick-ass gyrations to escape… but things go very, very wrong. The relentless eye-candy comes from director Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300), whose interest in decorative grime and glistening skin seems to short-circuit everything else. But there's no denying that eye-candy does abound. Also featuring Scott Glenn in the Yoda-esque role of "Wise Man." --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.See all Product description
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This is a very strange movie ... and not a film that everyone will enjoy. It is certainly a journey into surrealism, as allowed for by the powers of CGI. It involves layers of imagination, mostly involving videogame style settings and adventures. It is male fantasy manifested on screen - with semi-clad, highly erotic young beauties strutting their stuff for the viewers pleasure. The creativity that has gone into this film is huge! It's not about story, but about momentary fascination (a release from the real world).
Yet, there is an undercurrent of a plot. A young woman is incarcerated in a hell-hole of a mental institution, even though she's not actually insane. She decides to escape, and realises this will involve the help of other female inmates. Her ordeal is expressed in an imaginary setting - with the asylum replaced by a brothel-cum-theatre, in which she and a group of other young women are being held captive, forced to prostitute themselves. And within this imaginary setting, the main young woman - brilliantly acted by Emily Browning - has a series of fantasies ... and so we, the viewers, descend further into the nether regions of non-reality. Here we encounter the strange videogame settings: epic battles against other worldly foes (from zombies to dragons). In and through such fantasies, the women seek to undertake what's necessary to free themselves from the asylum.
Okay, it doesn't make a lot of sense. It's not meant to! This is about the trip, not the destination. We are here to enjoy the ride ... to observe these young beautiful women overcome adversity. It's a visual paradise, played out within a hellish nightmare.
If you are able to transcend reality, and recognise 'Sucker Punch' for what it is, I think you'll enjoy it. The sort of required mind-set may be expressed as follows: do you enjoy the Beatles' song "Tomorrow Never Knows"? If not, if it's too trippy for you, then you'll not enjoy this movie (which so happens to use this song). If you do like the song, and you happen to (a) like video games and (b) fancy young slim women, then I think you'll thoroughly enjoy the film.
The Blu-ray quality is excellent. Fantastic picture and sound. And a host of extra features.
It's a mental roller-costa of a movie. But, for a particular audience, it's an amazing film. For others, it might well be a load of nonsense.
However, it also has a very dark and emotionally stirring plot. At the end of the movie I sat thinking for a while, the finale was very bittersweet and touching. The last movie that left me feeling like this was "Leon" which was in some ways similar: over the top action yet grounded with a emotional and tragic thread.
It's also quite a surreal film - we are told the story through fantasy sequences, being left only to guess as to exactly how the "real" events occurred.
The soundtrack and Emily Browning's vocals are sublime and fit the movie perfectly.
Sucker Punch is in a league of its own and absolutely blows typical "male" movies such as Fast/Furious, Transformers, Expendables etc out of the water.
A great and refreshingly different action movie! Feels included.
The film left me caring for the heroine. Only Big Brother deserves this kind of end.
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