Monday, March 28, 2011

SGALGG: Sucker Punch Edition

As counterintuitive as this may sound, there are considerably better ways to spend a Saturday night than with five hot girls in tiny shirts kicking ass. So, yeah, “Sucker Punch” is not a good movie. It’s a bad movie. And not good bad, but bad bad. It’s like they gave a 14-year-old videogame addict $82 million dollars and told him to go make the movie of his dreams. Except they told him he wasn’t allowed to show nudity or sex. So he made up for it with more samurais and more robots and more dragons and more zombie German soldiers. Oh, and a lot of threats of rape. Sigh. Also thanks to all the slo-mo CGI green screenery, I never noticed how short Emily is. She’s a good head shorter than all her co-stars. She’s practically elfin. Has anyone checked her ears?

Of course, none of this complaining about the film is meant in any way to disparage the movie’s lovely leading ladies. Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung and Carla Gugino are very lovely. In fact, I think I might have enjoyed the film more on mute, just to gaze at their loveliness and forget the huge fucking mess around them. Still, I am grateful to the movie for bringing these delightful women together, and giving them the opportunity to do their best Straight Gals Acting Like Gay Gals renditions at the film’s premiere last week. In short, save the 10 bucks and just enjoy the eye candy here. You can always make your own popcorn at home.

Carla & EmilySqueeze a little tighter, darling. It’s working.

Emily & VanessaSo that’s why she broke up with Zac.

Abbie & EmilySignature short-girl second base move. Trust me, I’m short.

Emma Roberts, Emily & some girl who went for itHey, you’ve got to take your shots when you see them.

Vanessa & JenaNo, wait, clearly this is why she broke up with Zac.

Jamie & AbbieWhatever Abbie is doing, Jamie likes it.

Abbie & CarlaSomewhere Ryan Phillippe is seething.

Malin Akerman & CarlaHer ex-costars keep coming back for more snuggle time.

CarlaAnd now we know why.

Read my full “Sucker Punch” review on AfterEllen.


Amanda said...

Yeah I mean... the trailer looked pretty awful...


Anonymous said...

"some girl who went for it" is Juno Temple

buddyroe said...

Terrible movie. WTF, Hollywood? The 30 Rock joke about Transformers being "written by no one" is a fo'real thing now?

Thanks, Snarker, for the bee-yoo-tiful ladies. Of course Gugino gets repeat business; she's just bloody lovely.

Anonymous said...

terrible name WTF
what's that buddyroe

Anonymous said...

yeah, you looked pretty awful.. too.


Rickenbacker said...

I think the problem is that Zack Snyder has not a shred of creative talent lurking beneath his baseball cap. Every movie he's made either followed the source comic panel by panel with no deviation, or is a cliche piled upon cliche (scoring the invasion scene in Watchmen to "Flight of the Valkries"? Really?). One point I will give him is that he's a better director than Frank Miller.