If I asked you to think of every action movie convention you could, and then told you that they would all be in one movie, what would you say? No way, right? Well director Zack Snyder has attempted just that in his latest cinema outing, Sucker Punch. A hybrid between fantasy/action and thriller/sci-fi, Sucker Punch aims for the same mind-bending plot devices seen in the likes of Inception, but with all the heavy action, can the story keep up?
The tale follows 5 girls :
- Emily Browning as Babydoll
- Abbie Cornish as Sweet Pea
- Jena Malone as Rocket
- Vanessa Hudgens (Yep - from High School Musical!) as Blondie
- Jamie Chung as Amber
However, the style and action of these bizarre fight scenes really can't be flawed. Every battle runs smoothly with slow-mo cuts, close up combat and some stunning camera work in places to capture the beautiful choreography at work. Action-junkies will feel right at home here as fights with dragons, steam-punk German zombies and robots, unfold into some truly awesome set-pieces.
|The action is crazy-awesome|
The girls (although none really stand out) give fairly decent performances and manage to carry it well enough. Some more dialogue during fight scenes could have helped build some chemistry between them all though, and a couple characters seem a bit dispensable and only there to make up numbers (namely Hudgens and Chung's roles). On the whole though, the acting is fine.
|You can't deny them their hotness...|
3/5 Stars - It's certainly fun to watch, just don't go expecting the next Shutter Island.
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