Screen Junkies » scott glenn http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:52:22 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Review: Sucker Punch http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-sucker-punch/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-sucker-punch/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:42:59 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203444 It’s not asking us to make sense of some random minimalist montage. It’s putting on a multi-million dollar show with no restrictions.

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Sucker Punch is a crazy movie, but it’s my kind of crazy. I think Zack Snyder just thought of the craziest things he wanted to see in a movie, so he did it. That’s what artists should do. Now it turns out to be some metaphorical fantasy and that’s cool too. It makes the film beautiful in addition to being awesome.

Baby Doll (Emily Browning) faces an evil stepfather in a haunting slo-mo, dialogue free opening. He commits her to the Lennox House institution after she fights him and accidentally kills her own sister. He’s also paid the Lennox House orderly off to have Baby lobotomized so she can’t tell her side of the story.

In the asylum’s “theater,” Dr. Gorsky (Carla Gugino) tries to socialize the girls. At one point, the theater becomes a dance studio, so is that the fantasy or is that Baby Doll waking up from the fantasy? In the dance class phase, Baby Doll meets other inmates Sweat Pea (Abbie Cornish), Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), Rocket (Jena Malone) and Amber (Jamie Chung).

When it’s Baby Doll’s turn to dance, the blink of her eye takes us into another world. How many layers is Snyder building here? It turns out every time Baby Doll dances, we see the wild action fantasy. There’s a Shaolin temple battle agains armored warrior giants, World War II trenches with zeppelins blowing up, a monster castle and a train filled with robots.

Why would you not want to see these scenes on their own? In Sucker Punch, we get those awesome scenes and they’re also symbolic and open to interpretation. The action is 300-y with impossible teamwork and comic book logic. Baby Doll can hurl a tube mile up in the air and then catch it later. The temple battle looks a little like a video game boss in CGI but the moves and camerawork are still beautiful. The other battles don’t even have the CGI problem.

I don’t think you’re supposed to take any level of this literally. The asylum puts on a nightclub where the inmates dance for customers. That’s crazy! The women wear super thick makeup, not for beauty but to completely exaggerate their faces.

This is the kind of movie I want to interpret. It’s not asking us to make sense of some random minimalist montage. It’s putting on a multi-million dollar show with no restrictions.

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Sucker Punch http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sucker-punch/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sucker-punch/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:47:59 +0000 Reza F. Director: Zack SnyderCast: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jenna Malone, Carla Gugino, Jamie Chung, Jon Hamm, Scott GlennSynopsis: A young girl is institutionalized by her wicked stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the facility.Release Date: March 25th, 2011  

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Director: Zack Snyder

Cast: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jenna Malone, Carla Gugino, Jamie Chung, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn

Synopsis: A young girl is institutionalized by her wicked stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the facility.

Release Date: March 25th, 2011

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‘Sucker Punch’ Trailer Has Everything http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/sucker-punch-trailer-has-everything/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/sucker-punch-trailer-has-everything/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Warner Bros. has unleashed the trailer for Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch. No matter what you're fond of in life, it's probably somewhere in this film. Hot girls, dragons, robots, robot samurai, zepplins, it's all there. The film stars Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgins, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn, and Carla Gugino. They all play humans, as far as I can tell, but I'm sure one of them could change into a robot samurai at any moment. I don't even want to attempt putting this movie's plot into words so here's the official synopsis:

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Warner Bros. has unleashed the trailer for Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch. No matter what you’re fond of in life, it’s probably somewhere in this film. Hot girls, dragons, robots, robot samurai, zepplins, it’s all there. The film stars Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgins, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn, and Carla Gugino. They all play humans, as far as I can tell, but I’m sure one of them could change into a robot samurai at any moment. I don’t even want to attempt putting this movie’s plot into words so here’s the official synopsis:

Sucker Punch is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality.  Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, but her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary…with potentially tragic consequences.

Give your eyes an orgasm with the trailer below.


Sucker Punch — Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers

 

(Apple)

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First Pic of the ‘Sucker Punch’ Girls http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-pic-of-the-sucker-punch-girls/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-pic-of-the-sucker-punch-girls/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 More news ripped from the pages of this week's Entertainment Weekly. Here's a first look at the girls of Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch. I'll be frank for a minute and you be Shirley -- I was expecting a sexier crew of ass-kicking females. The group consists of Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Emily Browning, Jena Malone, and Jamie Chung, all individually super hot actresses, yet when put together they look like they're shuffling to a nearby cot for a nap. Scott Glenn even fits right in, which should never be the case.Maybe it's the grim landscape that's bringing everyone down. I vote that the next batch of stills be set at the beach or a car wash. I realize that the movie takes place in a mental institution, but there's gotta be a way to work a car wash in. Take a left past the schizo wing and tell the man at the desk what air freshener you'd like. (ComingSoon)

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More news ripped from the pages of this week’s Entertainment Weekly. Here’s a first look at the girls of Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch. I’ll be frank for a minute and you be Shirley — I was expecting a sexier crew of ass-kicking females. The group consists of Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Emily Browning, Jena Malone, and Jamie Chung, all individually super hot actresses, yet when put together they look like they’re shuffling to a nearby cot for a nap. Scott Glenn even fits right in, which should never be the case.

Maybe it’s the grim landscape that’s bringing everyone down. I vote that the next batch of stills be set at the beach or a car wash. I realize that the movie takes place in a mental institution, but there’s gotta be a way to work a car wash in. Take a left past the schizo wing and tell the man at the desk what air freshener you’d like. (ComingSoon)

 

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