I haven’t had a chance to see Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” yet; I was out at SXSW during all the press and stuff, and it’s a really busy week for reviews (I’ve written two so far, with two more to go). Despite the extremely mixed critical reception and charges of sexism, I’m more curious than ever. A big reason is Andrew O’Hehir’s fantastic and intriguing review for Salon, in which he says “Snyder belongs near the top of a very short list of directors who are trying to reinvent a personal, auteurist vision of cinema at the most commercial, mass-market, attention-disordered end of the spectrum.” Maybe I can convince my wife to come see it with me this weekend on our planned Saturday date. Do you think she’ll buy the “But honey, it’s from a personal auteurist vision of cinema at its most commercial?” argument? Yeah, me neither.
Instead, I’m going to test the waters with the clip below. It’s the pre-title sequence to the film, which establishes the reasons for Baby Doll’s (Emily Browning) incarceration by her father, followed by a trailer-y montage for the remaining 104 minutes. We’ll see how it goes. You’ll see how it goes if I’ve got a review of “Rango” on the site next Monday. “Sucker Punch” is in theaters now.
[H/T Thompson On Hollywood]