The general critical consensus seems to be that Zack Snyder’s latest film is either an ambitious misfire or a complete train wreck. I fall in the more positive camp, and endeavored to express my reasoning:
“Comic book sensibility” is not a negative term when applied to the filmmaking approach of Zack Snyder. It’s merely a description of his mode of operation, in which he gives as much weight to visuals as to straightforward narrative in expressing his vision of a story.
The softer approach taken in Sucker Punch is marvelously effective as far as the overall flow of the film; you feel less like you’re being thrown around like a sack of potatoes and more like an individual who can engage with the themes that are explored in a tale of five young women seeking a way out from terrible circumstances beyond their control.
And so forth. You can read my entire review at Twitch.
Sucker Punch opens wide across the Metroplex today.