Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch gets a Comic Con teaser.

Well this looks like something that will actually be worth the IMAX admission ticket. I have no idea if this will have any value beyond the razzle dazzle visuals, although Zack Snyder generally doesn't set out to make soulless creations. Dawn of the Dead was a character-driven and emotionally engaging horror remake, and Watchmen had at least some of the emotional pull of the original Alan Moore graphic novel (especially in the first act). Sure, 300 was pretty thin stuff, but it certainly tapped into a zeitgeist. Even his upcoming cartoon, Legend of the Guardians, looks to aim for more than visceral thrills. Still, even if Sucker Punch plays like Alice in Wonderland meets 300, the cast alone will be worth it. We've got Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgsens, Jamie Chung, Abbie Cornhesh, and the vastly underrated Jena Malone. In the grown ups corner, we have Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm, and the equally under appreciated Scott Glenn. Here's hoping that Sucker Punch gives both underloved thespians a chance to shine.

Scott Mendelson

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