Sucker Punch Directed by: Zack Snyder Starring: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jon Hamm Rating: NR Release Date: March 25, 2011
TRAILER SCORE: 8/10
MY THOUGHTS: It's always a mixed bag for me when it comes to Zack Snyder. He's been host to some of the more visually stimulating, but lackluster productions of recent history. I'm secretly hoping that will change with Legends of the Guardians: the Owls of Ha'Hoole but if he manages to screw that one up, I have high hopes for Sucker Punch. It feels a little like Silent Hill in this trailer with the gloomy environment, but that's definitely not a complaint. While I wasn't a huge fan of Silent Hill's execution, one of its stronger points is the world that it created and it looks like Sucker Punch is off to a great start by doing that for itself. The semi-art deco title cards further sell the image of sweetness and innocence lost which feels like it'll be a big part of the movie. The dialogue has a sort of campy, B-movie, exploitation charm to it, but thank God they don't use much of it. After trying to get by establishing as little story as possible, that's where the actions comes into play. Snyder's always been known for his action sequences so it's no surprise that this should be no different. The scenes look over the top and explosive, including for some reason a fight with a dragon. It's not entirely clear what all is going on, but you get enough of an idea by reading the plot description. Definitely don't go into this trailer unprepared because it won't make much sense but enjoy the sex and violence that Snyder's selling with this trailer.