Movie Review: Sucker Punch (2011)

I was thinking of the best description for Sucker Punch right after watching it and the first thing that came to my mind was "Massive Visual Assault."

I caught the film on IMAX so you can just imagine the images bombarding me, but it was well done. The quality of the 3D scenery is superb and its production design is very unique. Can you think of a movie where bushido warriors, medieval dragons, and robot drones all appear in? That's Sucker Punch for you.

Directed by Zack Snyder, this movie can be seen as "Inception Lite," as it deals with multiple planes of realities but leaning towards hard core action and sex appeal. The characters are nice to look at on screen but are pretty much one-dimensional. Lead star Emily Browning tries to buoy the film with her portrayal of the archetypical kick-ass female lead, but she barely passes in my books.

Sucker Punch will be a feast for the eyes, but too bad it doesn't appeal much to the brains. If sensory overload's your thing, then catch it immediately.

Rating: 3/5

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