You can say what you will about Zack Snyder’s filming techniques, but you have to give him credit for his visionary excellence. Warner Bros. released the first theatrical trailer for Sucker Punch this past week and it is absolutely ridiculous. This movie has it all, if you were to scour the Internet to see what nerds and geeks wanted in an action movie, they would find Sucker Punch. From Nazi zombies scouring a post apocalyptic warzone to a school girl wielding a Samurai sword slicing through robots while her badass companions fire machine guns engaging in full air combat, this movie was made for fanboys/girls. View the trailer along with over 200 screen captures I wrangled up after the jump!
If Tim Burton, Michael Bay, the Spice Girls, George A. Romero, Rob Marshall and Quentin Tarantino all met up to collaborate on a film together, they would make Sucker Punch. I was a big fan of the first full length teaser trailer that came out a few months ago, but this actually puts me on edge. Don’t get me wrong, I am whole heartedly wanting to see this movie, but certain aspects of this new trailer make me weary.
The dialogue is a little strange, kind of corny if you will, and the music in the trailer was not all that beneficial to help its cause. The music in the first trailer works very well, this new stuff seems a bit out of place. Visually, this new trailer amps it up, showing us a whole lot more and we get to learn a lot more about the plot. With the introduction of the task to find the five items necessary to escape, I felt like this movie would be like a video game or an anime series. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but that’s how I feel the setup is leading toward. In typical Snyder fashion, there is also a lot of slo-motion-speed up scenes throughout the trailer, which I am not too surprised by; it is practically his trade mark like Michael Bay’s explosions.
Without further ado……
You can also check out the trailer at Apple for full HD 1080p.
The official plot synopsis [via /Film] :
Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared.
“Sucker Punch” is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary.
She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls—the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)—to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).
Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey—if they succeed—will set them free.
Born from the creative vision of filmmaker Zack Snyder (“Watchmen,” “300”), “Sucker Punch” features an ensemble cast of young stars, including Emily Browning (“The Uninvited”), Abbie Cornish (“Bright Star”), Jena Malone (“Into the Wild”), Vanessa Hudgens (the “High School Musical” films) and Jamie Chung (“Sorority Row”). The film’s main cast also includes Oscar Isaac (“Robin Hood”) and Carla Gugino (“Watchmen”), with Jon Hamm (“The Town,” TV’s “Mad Men”) and Scott Glenn (“The Bourne Ultimatum”).
Zack Snyder directed “Sucker Punch” from a screenplay he wrote with Steve Shibuya, based on Snyder’s story. Snyder and Deborah Snyder produced, with Thomas Tull, Wesley Coller, Jon Jashni, Chris deFaria, Jim Rowe and William Fay serving as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Academy Award®-winning production designer Rick Carter (“Avatar”) and “Watchmen” and “300” veterans director of photography Larry Fong, editor William Hoy and costume designer Michael Wilkinson. The music is by Tyler Bates and Marius DeVries.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Cruel and Unusual Production of a Zack Snyder film, “Sucker Punch.” Opening nationwide March 25, 2011, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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