Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

Sweet Trailer…'Sucker Punch'

Well the more I hear and see about Comic-Con 10, the more bummed that I was unable to attend. But thanks to absolutely great coverage by sites like First Showing (G-S-T’s top choice for up to the minute movie info) and Screen Rant (a site equally just as good) it’s just like being there…only way cheaper:P So if you haven’t been keeping up this and other anticipated films like it, behold, we simple people’s first look at Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch

There sure is a lot going on in the trailer, not sure how that cornucopia of great visuals will play out on screen in a cohesive story. But as far as the story itself goes, here’s a little exposition to help you (and me) understand what the hell we just saw:

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.

Hmm, well I guess “alternative reality” explains the dragon but consider my interest sufficiently peaked…but I’m still sure. I have supreme faith in Snyder but with teaser they can make anything look good (cough, Ninja Assassin, cough). Sucker Punch is set for release on March 25th 2011. That’s still a bit away but with footage like that this early, I’ve got high hopes. How about the rest of you, think Snyder’s got another hit on his hands??


  • rtm

    Hey Marc, I saw this last nite, it’s kinda like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow meets Reign of Fire meets Moulin Rouge, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Snyder’s genius at making trailers, his use of visual and music is superb. I also like his previous hits (300 and Watchmen) so I’m intrigued. We’ll wait and see what the reviews say on this one.

  • Castor

    Visually, this looks quite amazing. Looking forward to learn more about this down the road.

  • MarcC

    @Ruth…You pretty much called out everything I was thinking…except for the Moulin Rouge. I doubt those glimpses of a stage will be a significant musical number…but who knows right:P

    @Castor…You and me both. If The Watchmen is any indication, this should be one for the ages:)

  • Steve

    This is rating up there with some of the best trailers I’ve ever seen. With such a diverse array of scenery, fantasy, characters and costumes, this trailer can be all over the map and still be talking about a single film. It’s almost so good that I ought to be worried that the film can’t top it, but with Zack Snyder at the helm, I don’t have to be nervous.

    I like Ruth’s amalgam, but I’m seeing it as Brazil meets 12 Monkeys meets The Wall meets Girl, Interrupted.

    BTW – There is nothing sexier than a squad of ladies marching in tactical formation with weapons at the ready… Gets me quivering in all my good places.