Sucker Punch, all style…no substance

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.

About nediunedited

Who is nediunedited? A lover of cinema since the age of seven! All kinds–all genres. Films (TV and Books, too) have shaped my life–they were my escape, my inspiration and even my first role models. I do not rate my films in the traditional sense (no stars, grades, etc.)–instead I give you my opinion and my take on it–I do not give traditional plot summaries either, because I want you to go in clear–ready for your own experience. There is nothing better than discovering a fine film, without any other influence. (Personally, when I want to really see something I practice media shut out–I refuse to watch too many trailers, viral promos, reviews, etc–I have been known to cover my eyes and ears in the theater during trailers–LALALALA!) That’s me–hope you come by and visit! I will definitely make the rounds and find some of you out there, too.

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