Starring Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish and Scott Glenn
Directed by Zack Snyder
Written by Zack Snyder and Steve Shibuya
Naming your film Sucker Punch is a dangerous move because it allows critics like me to write things like “Sucker Punch: emphasis on the ‘suck.’”
Now that’s a rather glib assessment of such a visually striking film, but it’s accurate. Sucker Punch looks fantastic, but unlike the quick, startling jab promised by the title, it’s more like a slap in the face to the ideas of character and plot.