Zack Snyder, director of such visual feasts as 300 and Watchmen, unveiled the trailer for his new movie, Sucker Punch, at Comic-Con this weekend. Sucker Punch, unlike Snyder’s previous work, is not based off a graphic novel, but instead is an orgininal story written by Snyder and Steve Shibuya. The tagline for the film is “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns,” but after seeing the trailer (about 20 times), that hardly seems to encompass the movie’s scope. Maybe, “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns, Gatling gun wielding giant samurai warriors, swords, WWI biplanes, zeppelins, missiles, helicopters – oh yeah, and fire breathing dragons.” Whew. Sound like a bit much? You have no idea…
Check out the trailer:
Ok, so catch your breath. Early speculation about the film’s plot has been on the skeptical side – a girl must escape a mental asylum by entering the fantasy worlds of her fellow inmates…or something. Frankly, after seeing this, I don’t care what the movie’s about. Clearly, it sounds like Snyder just wanted an excuse to let his visual style and imagination run wild – and you know what, I’m A-OK with that. Let it run wild, Zack.
Sucker Punch opens March 25, 2011.