Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cleared: Sucker Punch

Ehhhh. The fantasy worlds were some cool stuff; there's no arguing with the awesome visuals. Other than that, though, not much to recommend this one. The special effects were awesome, but the stuff done with them was less so; the fights and action sequences were not, for the most part, as kinetic as I'd have liked. The all-female group of protagonists was a little too stripperiffic in their wardrobe choice, and the story, while relatively straightforward, wasn't all that compelling. I have seen recursive storytelling pulled off much, MUCH better in The Matrix and Inception. If you're looking for a satisfying, new-ish action movie, my advice would be to skip over this one and go for something like Battle: Los Angeles.

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