Over on NY Mag’s Vulture column, they’re reporting that Sucker Punch hasn’t tested well with research audiences. Their statement is that the movie is really bad. To be honest, that is bad when the studio is saying it’s bad! That actually doesn’t make sense to me, so I have to balance this out with this being some sort of odd rumor.
As far as I can tell, the Sucker Punch movie looks interesting. Meaning the visuals look awesome and when they are all compiled into a movie trailer, it looks fun. Not to mention the obvious where our heroes are attired in short skirts and tight fitting outfits, I’m thinking that there’s a certain target audience/demographic this is being aimed at.
But if all this action takes place in a make-believe place, in the girls heads, to escape their reality, then what’s the point?
Sucker Punch takes place in the 50′s and follows a young girl who is about to be lobotomized. She attempts to escape her reality by escaping into her imagination.
Aside from the obvious visuals, how this story can end in some sort of happy, or satisfying ending, seems to be a bit of a challenge to me. But then again, movie-goers may have a totally different mind about this project, and the box office itself may get a Sucker Punch out of the blue!
The movie is due out March 25th, and is directed by Zak Snyder. The cast includes Carla Gugino, Emily Browning (as the above pictured Baby Doll), Abbit Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens along with John Hamm, Scott Glenn and more.