July 27, 2010 by Paul Curtin
After viewing the the trailer for Zack Snyder’s upcoming sci-fi action flick “Sucker Punch” from this year’s Comic-Con, all I can say is that I have no idea what I just watched, but I do know that it looked awesome, just like director Zack Snyder’s previous films 300 and Watchmen. But unlike 300 and Watchmen where Snyder just directed, he will be both writing and directing Sucker Punch. Set for release March 25, 2011, Sucker Punch stars: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn, and Oscar Isaac. For everyone else who had no idea what was going on in the trailer, here’s a synopsis from Snyder:
Set in the 1950s, [Sucker Punch] tells the story of Baby Doll (Browning), who is trying to hide from the pain caused by her evil stepfather and lobotomy. She ends up in mental institution in Brattleboro, Vermont and while there she starts to imagine alternative reality. She plans to escape from that imaginary world but to do that she needs to steal five objects before she is caught by a vile man. She has 5 days to escape before being lobotomized. In order to cope with the situation, she enters the hyper-real world of her imagination, and the lines between reality and dream begin to blur. She is joined with friends who are inmates from the institution. Lessons learned in the said fantasy world could help the girls escape their real-world fate.