Rating: Didn’t Suck
I was a little sad this movie wasn’t better received, I liked it but a lot of people are saying they thought it was stupid and pointless. I would wager on it being more likely that they thought it was confusing and hard to follow. I think had they cut in scenes of what was happening in the real world while she’s going out of her mind it might have made things make more sense to the average viewer. Perhaps with everything tied together a little neater, it would have gotten a higher rating. I think it was Pretty Damn Good, but chances are I think most people will agree that it merely Didn’t Suck and was just okay.
What you may not like:
-Confusing storytelling, think “Inception” without any points of explanation or moments of reality
-Some of the directing gives you a headache. There’s a point where stylized just becomes squirrely and your eyes can’t keep up
-It’s a movie about surviving abuse, there aren’t too many films that succeed since the subject hits a little too close to home to millions and millions of people
-The movie leaves you asking a lot of questions and the profound meaning of the film isn’t expertly delivered. Instead it leaves you half laughing at its attempt at being meaningful amongst all the action and scantily clad women who all look a little too much like under aged girls.
-Some guys will like the kinky outfits, but it was a little unsettling to me, some of the girls look like children, I understand that this was the point that these women are being exploited, but it carries over into the dream worlds etc. I don’t know, I guess it just depends on your taste.
What you may like:
-Unique mixing of different movie genres into one film, keeps you guessing and keeps you excited
-A great meaning, and an inspirational message
-If you can follow it, the storyline is also interesting
-I’m sure lots of people will dig all the chicks and the outfits
-There’s one girl who looks “of age” or borderline adult and she’s pretty hot, not only because she’s attractive, but also because she runs an AR 15 and a Remington 870 tactical like she actually knows what she’s doing, and chicks with guns is a beautiful thing
-Great artistic flare and use of color
If you like The Cell, Dreamscape, The Fountain, 12 Monkeys, or other sort of surreal movies of that half-creepy nature, then you’ll absolutely love Sucker Punch. I plan on buying it on DVD. However, if you prefer more conventional movies that don’t drift so far from the logical, it’s probably not worth anything more than a matinée. The rest of you either wait for it on rental or don’t bother with it.
What did you think?
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