‘Sucker Punch’ Official Synopsis [Updated]

Published 4 years ago by , Updated November 2nd, 2010 at 1:36 pm,

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The visually extravagant footage from Zack Snyder’s upcoming project, Sucker Punch, dazzled attendees at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, though it failed to offer much insight into what exactly the film was about (admittedly, few people seemed to care at the time).

Warner Bros. has now released an official synopsis for Sucker Punch and it confirms pretty much what we’ve known since the awe-inspiring first trailer was released this past summer.

Here is how the studio describes the latest creation from the new Superman director:

Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared.

“Sucker Punch” is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality.  Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary.

She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive.  Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls—the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)—to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).

Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal.  Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive.  But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey—if they succeed—will set them free.

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Sucker Punch does not look to blur the line between reality and fantasy in the manner that Inception did; rather, the dreamscape into which Baby Doll and her fellow inmates retreat will have powerful effects on their actual lives and mindstates – as was the case for the characters of Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi pic. The action will be extremely fantastical in Snyder’s film, as the girls engage in video game-like battles against an array of impressive CG creatures, such as fire-breathing dragons and giant mechanical monstrosities armed with laser guns.

The early Sucker Punch reviews were split over the question of whether or not the film delivers on the trailer’s promise of mind-bending fight sequences and FX, which will be the main lure for the moviegoing masses. Snyder has a distinct style of filmmaking and seems unlikely to change it anytime soon, so it’s hard to imagine that anyone will be interested in Sucker Punch and not have a vague idea of what to expect in terms of style and substance.

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

Source: Warner Bros.

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  1. Well that really makes me even more confident about Superman in Zack Snyder’s hands.

    In case anyone didnt realise (Ricky, I’m thinking of you) I’m being sarcastic.

    • Batarang of Sarcasm!

  2. Just when I was thinking that Zack Snyder was finally doing something original as opposed to a remake or adaptation.
    This is just an american version of Pan’s Labyrinth!
    Seriously, read that synopsis. Besides the “action” part it could describe either movie!

    • You mean like Avatar/Pocahontas/Dances With Wolves?

  3. I thought it was already posted this would be in the mind of someone or some such like that?

    Or were those just guesses at the time?

    • @ Aknot

      Like I said, the official description basically confirms what we’ve (essentially) known for a while now.

      • Sowwy didnt read the full title. :D

  4. i think it sounds really good

  5. I’m really just more concerned that, in the mind of Zack Snyder, the self projection of these teenage girls is so stereotypical of MALE fantasy fulfillment. Kind of disturbing, really. Probably a weird concern for a straight male to have, but so be it.

  6. WOW that girl grew up something fierce!!!!

  7. The only thing that pisses me off about this film is that I have to wait till MARCH OF NEXT YEAR to see it!

  8. I want to like this, but it reeks of Ultraviolet.