Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sucker punch me in the face

The hubs and I and some friends decided to play teenager for a night and go see a midnight showing of Sucker punch. It's always fun to wait in line with friends. But needless to say we were exhausted after it.

Spoiler alert. If you don't want to know about the movie leave now. But come back! :)

Run time: 2 hours

The movie was visually spectacular. Creative fight scenes, cool effects, pretty girls.
But the movie was also very depressing!

Set in a mental hospital after the main character "Baby doll" accidentally shoots her little sister while trying to save her. She learns that in 5 days she'll be getting a lobotomy. She immediately goes into survival mode and creates an elaborate story in her head involving the girls she meets, orderly's and her doctor. A story of her hatching an escape plan with some of the other girls.

While in Baby doll's fantasy she creates another fantasy in her head. Do you follow that? That's 3 different levels of story telling going on. Confusing!

On top of being confusing almost all of the non main characters die. Not in a really heroic way either but in sad way.

There's also this underlying theme of rape and sexual assault. It really bothered me in this movie for some reason. It never actually happened but I was waiting for it to. The girls were all ready fighting to leave and for their freedom. It felt like over kill for them to be fending off creepy guys too.

In the end the "baby doll" doesn't find her way out but she helps another girl escape.

It wasn't an absolutely terrible experience but I wouldn't watch it again. Although the hubs says he'd buy it for the fight scenes. Hot girls in skimpy outfits kicking butt..why does that not surprise me.


  1. I felt the same way... from the way the movie made me feel to still being tired 4 days later... yawn...

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