You mind can set you free – Sucker Punch


Sucker Punch follows Baby Doll, a young woman who – after the death of her mother – is sent to a mental asylum by her evil step-father. Here, she faces a lobotomy and finds a way to escape within her own mind.
The very beginning of the film was possibly my favourite part. There is no dialogue, just some music playing over the events leading up to Baby Doll being sectioned. This had, in my opinion, some of the best acting in the whole film (whoever played the Step-father was really good at being a right bastard). When Baby Doll is placed in the asylum, however, things get weird. For some reason that I can’t fathom the asylum then becomes a bordello where Baby Doll discovers a talent for erotic dancing. As she dances she slips into her own mind and a wise old man instructs her on how to escape (sort of a dream within a dreamworld). From this point you can kind of tell how part of the film will end (at least I could) but from here the special effects are amazing. From battling with a gattling-gun-toting demon samurai, to warring against undead Nazis, each dive into Baby Doll’s mind gets more awesome as she strives to secure the items that will set her and her friends (Sweet Pea, Rocket, Amber and Blondie) free.
There are five items she will need;
A map, fire, a knife and a key. The fifth item is a mystery that only Baby Doll can solve.
All in all, the film was gripping, amazing to watch and quite shocking at some points. It’s only flaw is the confusing bordello that no one quite understands. I’d give Sucker Punch 9/10 for its amazing CGI and use of guns and swords to dispose of many nasties.

~ by Jess Wiles on April 16, 2011.

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