Sucker Punch – Extended Cut
After having shot her sister while trying to protect her from their abusive stepfather, Baby Doll gets sent to an asylum where she’ll be getting a lobotomy so the stepdad can inherit the family’s wealth. She quickly meets up with a number of other girls in the facility and gets befriended with them. she retreats in her imagination where the girls start plotting an escape…
Sound and Vision:
Wow! That’s the word that comes to mind when thinking of the image quality of this Blu-ray disc. Sucker Punch puts forward demo-material when it comes to images on Blu-ray. Depending on where in the mind you are, the atmospher and color palette differ but at no point do we ever get to see any issues. Everything is hair-sharp, has plenty of depth and detail and the colors just pop off the screen. Nearly flawless!
Take out the “nearly” and you know what quality you can expect from the soundtrack. The surrounds get full on the action, the subwoofer makes your living room tremble when necessary, the music heightens the atmosphere and at no point do the dialogues suffer from the rest of the soundscope. Fantastic stuff that blows you off your feet!
– Animated Shorts
– Behind the Soundtrack
– Maximum Movie Mode
The animated shorts and “Behind the Soundtrack” are promotional in nature, but the Maximum Movie Mode that comes with the extended cut is an excellent picture-in-picture commentary with director Zack Snyder. Good stuff, even if you don’t like the movie.
What’s there to think of Sucker Punch? It’s difficult to say actually. When it comes to content, the movie is as deep as a piece of paper. Think of Alice in Wonderland going Manga but with less story. To make up, you get fantastic action scenes that seem to go nowhere, but will blow you away nonetheless.
There’s plenty of action movies that are brainless, but this one doesn’t really fit that category. Snyder does try to explain something, but I still haven’t figured out what. It’s strange and I honestly can’t say whether I would recommend this or not.
There’s three levels of depth in the movie (reality, Baby Doll’s fantasy, and the action scenes when Baby Doll starts dancing) and not one of them seems to actually say much. If you take the reality part, that could be told in five minutes. The fantasy part is more interesting but doesn’t make much sense, and the action scenes may be mindblowing but don’t really seem to fit anywhere.
All in all I would say that you have to check it out for yourself and make up your own mind. One thing is for sure: Sucker Punch is something special. Whether that’s good or not, is something you’ll have to decide for yourself.