Monday, 4 April 2011

Suckered Punch

Go watch this on the big screen. There are some amazing set pieces that need to be viewed in "large big vision". This is the sort of movie that should have been (in a good way) converted into 3D... Zack Snyder makes a great kung fu/mecha/fantasy/science fiction movie...

This wee movie is a cheery feature about a girl who is thrown into a mental institute and tries to escape from the brothel. Or burlesque show. I'm not really sure. This movie starts playing with reality from the get go, so it's never entirely clear what exactly is going on. Yeah, you can follow the story, but there's always the nagging feeling that something else should be evident... (this is mostly cleared up by the end.)

Yes, okay, this movie also features young women in skimpy clothing, which isn't a bad thing. Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hughes and Jamie Chung full these roles, and put in tough performances at the same time. Scott Glenn plays David Carradine as the Wise Man, and gets the best lines. The production values are high, and the music is enough to make me want to pick up the soundtrack.

Definitely a movie to see.

And one more thing... remember that colour is entirely overrated...


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