The eye-popping scenery, exuberant action and visual panache of the Sucker Punch footage released so far indicates that Zack Snyder explored the deep recesses of his imagination (or, rather, revisited the doodles he made as a 14 year-old comic book nerd with sugar pumping through his veins) in order to come up with this stuff.

Five new clips have been released from Snyder’s Sucker Punch – which is based off a story of his own creation – and while they’re brief, they pack quite the visceral punch (pun mildly intended).

Brunette Emily Browning died her hair platinum blonde to play Babydoll in Sucker Punch, which revolves around the character’s attempt to escape a brutal mental institution via the assistance of her fellow inmates: Rocket (Jena Malone), Blondie (dark-haired Vanessa Hudgens), Amber (Jamie Chung) and Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish). Villains in this video game (cheap shot, we know) darkly fantastical adventure include the cruel Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino), and the mysterious High Roller (Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm).

The second Sucker Punch trailer and official movie synopsis provided moviegoers with a better idea of what to expect from Snyder’s project, in terms of story and style – though whether or not that’s a good thing depends on your personal point of view.

Those that found the plot elements and dialogue on display in the most recent Sucker Punch theatrical preview to be a distraction from the jaw-dropping visuals – these short, no-holds-barred, action-packed clips will be much more to your liking.

Watch all five Sucker Punch clips below:

Battlemechs, dragons, orc-like monsters, samurai, explosions, gunfire, and a pack of young attractive women clad in black leather armor, ready for battle – Sucker Punch‘s fantasy sequences look to cover all fanboy bases and feature something for anyone who consider themselves even remotely geeky.

Will the gloomy tale at the heart Sucker Punch be as engaging as the visual mayhem on display? Early reviews are split as to whether or not the film works as a whole, but we’re still eagerly awaiting the arrival of this one in theaters, if only because, well… battlemechs and samurai. ;-)

Sucker Punch hits theaters in the U.S. on March 25th, 2011.

Source: Warner Bros.