‘Sucker Punch’ Review

Director Zach Synder is back with his new movie “Sucker Punch”. It’s a crazy film about  five girls attempting to escape their forced lifestyle in a way that might just get them killed.

With Babydoll (Emily Browning) leading the team of Rocket (Jena Malone), Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), Amber (Jamie Chung) and Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), this action thriller will keep you on your toes. 

Browning plays the part of Babydoll very well. She plays the girl whose mother just died and the girl with an abusive step-father who killed her sister and sent her to an asylum.

However, Babydoll soon discovers this mental facility is only a cover for the owner (Oscar Isaac), Blue’s brothel.

Forced into prostitution and awaiting the High-Roller, Babydoll only finds escape when dancing. She dives deep into her own imagination to find the Wise Man (Schott Glenn) who will show her the keys to escape the facility and High-Roller.  And Babydoll plans on taking Rocket, Blondie, Amber and Sweet Pea with her. 

The others show their characters in a spectacular way as well. Malone portrays Rocket’s falling world very well. She highlights her relationship with her protective sister, Sweet Pea, who only wants the best for her.

Hudgens acts as the sweet and innocent Blondie. She’s really a brunette with an ironic name and a sweetness that only wants the others to succeed.  

Chung is the scared Amber, who ends up surprising even herself with her strength. Together the team obtains the four key objects to freedom: a map, fire, a knife and a key. The fifth item, known only to Babydoll, is a mystery.

When she starts to dance like a stripper for the man, Babydoll disappears into her own world. She fights Samurais and becomes a war team with her new friends while distracting others in the real world with her dance. Her friends take the risk to gain the objects. But the risk could end up killing each and every one of them.

The screenplay requires patience if the viewer wants to follow the movie, but it’s well worth it. The story is memorable and creative. The movie is shot in the classic Zach Synder way. He captures the moment with close-ups and each scene is full of action.

Creative and well shot, this film makes the viewer feel as if he or she is  flying along side with war planes and trains of Babydoll’s imagination. 

“Sucker Punch” wraps up to be a fantastic film over all. It tells the story and makes one think about all the good they have in life. Watching it makes the viewer feel for every person in that type of situation. And remember one last thing, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”