Jena Malone is practicing her musical number.  Abbie Cornish and Jamie Chung are preparing to fight crazy-looking soldiers in a German trench during World War I.  Emily Browning is going to attack a huge red dragon.  And this is just the tip of the iceberg of Sucker Punch.

It’s November 24th, 2009 and I’m on a plane leaving Vancouver bound for Los Angeles.  I spent all day yesterday on the set of writer-director Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch and came away extremely impressed by the vision and scope of his 5th feature film.  While his previous two films (300 andWatchmen) have been both applauded and derided by how they reflect the source material,Sucker Punch is Snyder’s first foray into having complete freedom to tell a story without having to work within the confines of a pre-established universe.  And while I loved his last two films, I feel like this is the one that’s going to really capture everything Snyder has learned over the past several years. The movie looks fiercely original and unlike anything Hollywood has ever released.  It features an almost all girl cast and they’re fighting as hard as the men of 300. Read More...


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