I fell in love with the “look” of Sucker Punch the moment I saw the trailer.
When the movie was released in theatres, I was surprised at some of the negative reviews it received. How can a movie that looks so cool be that bad? When it was released on DVD, I ran out to buy a copy.
OK. It’s not a great movie in terms of script or plotline or dialogue or all the other things that get film critics excited. The acting is OK. Sucker Punch may very well deserve all the smart catty remarks made at its expense.
But the look… the feel of Sucker Punch grabbed me by the throat and never let go.
The sets, costumes, lighting, cinematography, special effects… they all hit me right where I live.
I wanted to be in those fantasy scenes so badly. I wanted to fight WW1 German soldiers. I wanted to hack my way through a train car full of robots. I wanted to shoot a .50 calibre machine gun from the helicopter door!
What is it about hot sexy young women kicking ass that’s so appealing? Kate Beckinsale in Underworld. Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu and Daryl Hannah in Kill Bill and Kill Bill 2.
A lot has to do with the costumes. They have to have a perfect blend of feminine sexy and deadly tough. And let’s not forget the hair and make-up! These movie macho girls never muss their hair or smudge their make-up, unless of course it is for dramatic effect… to make them look even sexier or deadlier.
When there’s no more room in Hell and the dead walk the earth, these are the women I want at my side, bullets flying and blades slashing.
The girls in Sucker Punch are my idea of the ultimate kick-ass fighting unit for The Upcoming Zombie Apocalypse Army!
The living dead won’t know what hit ’em!