Friday, March 25, 2011



The name “SUCKER PUNCH” has utmost grit and some style.

It connotes a setback, an unexpected attack.

Yet it rhymes like a sexy oxymoron.

And reeks of a magical drink concocted in any plush club that you must lay your hands on.

Take note, for those who enjoy ogling at “nubile bodies and nice tits”, this one is a must-watch.

It’s every straight man’s titillating cup of tea.

The film director cleverly conjures a seductive line-up of eye candies spread lavishly before you, to melt your heart and “stir” your loins.

Hot chicks, yah.

You’ll be treated with well calculated zooms, rapid slow motion of bodies leaping in the air and boobs jiggling as shells bounce off the pavement.

But there’s more than meet the eye.

Why are these belles styled like “tarts” in the movie?

They are disobedient gals who are being stowed away in a mental institution for whatever devious reasons.

Everybody has a tale to tell.

“SUCKER PUNCH” is adventure-packed all the way, laced with a potpourri of action, mystery, suspense, science fiction and fantasy.

All these ingredients, in one huge melting pot.

The ad headline invites you to savor “a mind-bending vision of reality”.


Let’s go.

Just sit back and enjoy as the fantastical times roll, transporting your vivid imagination to the realm of netherland.

What’s REAL? And what’s NOT?

“SUCKER PUNCH” the movie explores the mind of a troubled girl whose dream world forms the ultimate escape from her confused reality.

Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she feeds on her imagainaton and roams wherever her mind takes her.

Her incredulous adventures blur the fine line between the real and the imaginary.

She has been imprisoned against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) is not accepting things lying down.

She will not accept her fate and wants out.

So she urges four female comrades- the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)- to band together to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).

Led by Babydoll, the girls set out to fight a fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal.

Together, they will do anything and everything to stay alive as they go on a journey full of perils with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn).

The cinematography is absolutely breathtakingly and emotively stunning.

Larry Fong the director-of-photography succeeds in accomplishing a magical job.

He is able to cajole the viewer to enter a surrealistic terrain that draws a fine line between stark reality and vivid imagination.

He uses sombre tones and gray skies throughout the film and succeeds in creating a visual art of searing desolation and stark desperation.

There’s no sunshine in the movie, no smiles.

It’s as though we are swimming in a long and winding tunnel of sadness and gloom seeking for the blinding light that seems to elude us.

“SUCKER PUNCH” is a pure action entertainment with stunning visual effects that can do no wrong.

Not surprising that there will be the usual armchair gripers who’d want to sit in the film director’s chair and helm his job.

Zack Snyder directs “SUCKER PUNCH” with so much relish, as if it’s a big screen video game, letting the visual aesthetic runs amok in a wonderland where there’re no rules.

This is a remarkable film that is immensely enjoyable if you do not attach any real meaning to it.

Just let it be an artsy treat that teases and seduces you

within the realm of your mind.

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