Me and My Nine Iron

March 27, 2011

Sucker Punch preview

Filed under: For your pleasure — BJ @ 5:24 pm

This weekend was the debut of Sucker Punch, a much-hyped movie riding on the name and visual style of director Zack Snyder, as Warner Bros. did when they picked it up to distribute. It seems like a lot of guys are talking about how great this concept is. After all, why hasn’t anyone thought of hot chicks in slutty outfits fighting mythical creatures before?

Critics are generally saying that it’s exactly what you would expect with loud, colorful action being brought down by an unrealized story. (The plot sounds ridiculous, but it’s not my genre in all fairness.) It also includes a smashing score, which to my surprise, is Snyder’s first original film not based on any earlier references.

Snyder wanted to work with an entire group of females, which is the opposite of what he got to do on 300. And he wanted the girls to bulk up with the same type of workout regimen that their male counterparts had to do so they trained 6 hours a day for 12 weeks prior to filming. The main girls had to deadlift up to 210 pounds, and Vanessa Hudgens cried on her first day. Winning!

Maybe, if he cast Amanda Seyfried as the lead and Emma Stone as he originally wanted, the recognizable names would’ve been a little more marketable, but success or not, Snyder’s getting ready to work on Superman: Man of Steel, set to come out at the end of next year.




  1. Not to say that Snyder sucks, of course. I thought the first half of Watchmen was borderline genius – until it devolved into nonsense – and 300 and Dawn of the Dead were certainly fun.

    Comment by Chris Le — March 29, 2011 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

  2. Sucker Punch is getting some heavy criticism, and not just that it’s a shitty movie. Many say it’s misogynistic rubbish posing as a film of female empowerment, which makes it even worse. I was initially skeptical of Snyder rebooting Superman, but the inclusion of Goyer and the Nolans eased most of my worries.

    Comment by Chris Le — March 29, 2011 @ 10:24 am | Reply

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: