I was so excited…I LOVE Zack Snyder! 300, Watchmen and even The Owls of Ga’Hoole–loved them all. And with Sucker Punch’s trailer being super awesome, I was highly anticipating it. Maybe that was my problem…nothing could live up to that much mental hype. It is visually stunning. Full of action with kick ass women. And has a cool dragon. But still it disappoints.
I will describe my feelings as I watched–OMG! This if fracking awesome! The music, the imagery–wonderful! So cool–what a great turn–I love it! Shaolin temple fight with giant ninja like dudes–too sweet! Okay, zombie germans–nice…anything else? no…just lots of tears, almost tears and men leering–oh more action–dancing–action, action, action. I am kind of bored. I do not care about any of them. That’s nice. Okay. WTF? The ending song over the credits–horrible.
That is it. That was the range of my reactions as I watched. My early high was soon replaced by the dullness of repetition. Snyder is a master of style, but the story and characters suffered this time. It is brainless fun, but I was expecting more from him–he did it before–blend action with content–maybe he will do it again…next time. I hope so.