Sucker Punch

For years woman have bragged about how men do not understand the complexity of the female mind, well prepare to get the male theory of how woman think.

Sucker Punch is the story of a young woman, in 1955, who retreats into her own mind, and then she retreats from that fantasy into another one, much like the whole Inception dream within a dream concept.  The movie follows a twenty year old girl who goes by the nickname Baby Doll, played by Emily Browning.  After accidentally shooting her sister, while attempting to stop her stepfather from molesting them, Baby Doll is locked in a mental institution.  Her stepfather, to stop her from revealing the truth, arranges for her to be lobotomised, but it’ll take the doctor five days to arrive and do the procedure.

During this time, Baby Doll fantasies about being a dancer at a strip club.  In the fantasy world she is told that her virginity has been sold to a client who will arrive in five days.  Baby Doll then escapes this world by travelling to a different fantasy world where she is told that she needs five things to escape; a map, fire, a knife, a key and a mystery object.  To get these objects Baby Doll and her friends must go on an adventure in both fantasy worlds.  Will Baby Doll and the others escape in time and will that even matter to the real world?

The movies really girl power from a guys perspective.  Not many girls dream of becoming strippers or fighting demons in a school girl uniform.  However, from a special effect side, the film looks great.  Visually it’s a treat, no doubt, but the story may be too crazy for most people to handle.  The original pitch for the movie was Alice in Wonderland with machine guns, which is a fairly good description actually.

The movie comes out, in Ireland and the UK, on the 1st of April.  It stars Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jon Hamm, Carla Gugino and Jena Malone.  It was directed by Zack Snyder, who is directing the new Superman movie.  Snyder, along with Steve Shibuya, wrote the film.

What do you think?  Is this an accurate depiction of the inner workings of the female mind?  Have you ever had a fantasy within a fantasy or a dream within a dream?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.


One response

  1. Amy

    I just don’t really get the girls mind it’s a very crazy dream/fantasy she is in !!!! I dnt see how this will get her out of the mental institution. I’d go see it just cause I’m very curious about how it will turn out

    March 31, 2011 at 7:37 am

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