I watched the movie for the fifth time tonight, and I got to witness the defloration of a SUCKER PUNCH virgin - my friend Jerry is spending the night and he had never seen the film. I don't think he will ever forget it!! Once more I am overwhelmed with love and admiration for Zack Snyder for making this wonderful cinematic LSD trip of a movie!
If Pablo Picasso, Heironymous Bosch, and Ed Wood collaborated on a movie, they might make something almost as good as SUCKER PUNCH. But it would not be anywhere near as bizarre.
Have I mentioned that I really like this movie???
We're still the only ones!
I will admit, that if you watch just a snip of this movie, that would likely be the action scenes, and those do make it look like a CGI girl-exploiting action-fest. But, as I posted before, I find a lot more depth in the in-between, in the play of realities. I rewatched this with my wife a while back, and still found it haunting. She was confused by it, but overall enjoyed it--but then when I started explaining my view, she was impressed by the depth of the layers of reality that she hadn't considered.
If you don't want to give the movie that consideration for whatever reason, fine. But it is there.
I've talked about the movie to a few people--most of whom didn't give it much thought and passed it off as just an action flick. I usually begin the discussion with this:
The scene at the end has the lead psychologist recount all of Baby's actions in the hospital. At no time does she mention any girls dying. Orderly Blue (as opposed to Club Owner Blue) does not have the power to kill three girls and then disappear them out of the hospital. So in the real world, those three girls did not die. What happened to them? Why did they "die" in the club fantasy?
That usually sparks some interesting consideration. Realizing that not everything that happened in the club matches 1-to-1 with what happened in the hospital is the beginning.
If you really care to consider it.