New Sucker Punch Trailer

Published 4 years ago by , Updated November 5th, 2010 at 9:16 am,

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Zack Snyder’s latest stylistic and extreme action film Sucker Punch garnered a lot of positive buzz from the geek crowd at San Diego Comic-Con over the Summer after coming out of nowhere with adrenaline-pumping footage that not even that cast had seen before. A lot of that footage is now available online with the brand new Sucker Punch trailer.

Sucker Punch tells the tale of a girl held in captivity who escapes her blurred reality by entering a fantasy dream world. Convincing her prison buddies to join her, the five girls join together to fight for survival against and with virtually anything their minds can think of.

Sucker Punch is Snyder’s first original feature film, having worked on adaptations with Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole prior to this and it might be his most extreme yet. The official Sucker Punch plot synopsis was released by Warner Bros. yesterday if you want even more detail on what to expect.

Here is the story-focused trailer for Sucker Punch:

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The footage from Comic-Con, combined with my fond feelings towards all of Snyder’s work to date, had me sold on Sucker Punch easily but this latest trailer actually pulls me back and slightly lowers my expectations.

Perhaps it’s the heavier focus on story and dialogue instead of pure action and visuals that’s doing it. In this type of film, that’s not what I’m going for. Leaving the exposition out of the marketing and keeping it to the cool action and mystery behind the fantastical elements would benefit the film, especially with its unique appeal, being about five young butt-kicking femme fatales. I am starting to see now why there are mixed reviews for Sucker Punch stemming from an earlier private screening. I still look forward to watching it and have faith in Snyder’s distinct vision.

Share your thoughts in the comments and with us on Twitter @rob_keyes and @screenrant.

Sucker Punch stars Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung and Jena Malone. It hits theaters on March 25, 2011.

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  1. The trailer is truly bad ass. Hope it is as good as his other work.

  2. Bring on The Man of Steel!!!

  3. ya looks awsome and I also love everything snyder does. I cant wait to c a superman trailer, gonna be so epic. I think he has the guts to do crazy stuff with superman. And sup’s needs just that he needs a formitable foe not a human with a large bank account. Why have we yet to c a awsome superman battle when he is the most powerful hero out there. I think that will change with snyder at the helm.

  4. WOW!!!!!!
    just cant wait

  5. How many times are they going to do the whole “land in a kneeling position with head down and one arm on the ground, then look up” ? Really annoying.

    Not sure I’m excited about this. I’ve loved everything Snyder has done so far but this is not doing it for me. It feels off. A lot of hot chicks trying to look hot instead of acting.

    p.s. – wouldn’t ming being locked up in that prison :)

    • ogb,

      LOL! I had the exact same thought about that landing. Also, I’m sure that most women in mental institutions don’t look like they spring from the pages of Maxim. 8)

      Visually, which is where Snyder excels, it looks gorgeous. I hope the story and acting hold up…


      • I agree, visually it looks “cool” but I just don’t see much substance behind it. 300, Watchmen, there was “something” there.

        I hope I’m wrong.

        And yeah, the girls are way too hot but this is a fantasy film. As opposed to the Nightmare on Elm Street remake where everyone was in full make up even when sleeping. That bugged the hell out of me.

    • Me neither, free ballet lessons. I’m so there.

      Better trailer than the last for me. Explains too much though!

  6. From a cinematographic standpoint, this looks amazing.

  7. Visually, it looks great, but it all hinges on the story.

  8. Dammit >_< my anticipation for The Man Of Steel has gone up

    btw this will be AW-SOME.

  9. I don’t agree with the article, I feel this is the better trailer. I really want to like this film but i’m worried that it will be dissapointing after reading the mixed review article.

  10. There’s been several films where the fantasy world was all in someones head and was their way of coping with a terrible reality. None of them really worked for me. If you are going to do a fantasy world do a fantasy world. Don’t fudge and say it was all just a dream.

    The special effects are a bit overdone as well.

    Also a bit sexist. Why would a girl in an insane asylum imagine herself in a raunchy schoolgirl outfit?

  11. i think its pretty cool how the guy in her imagination assists her in real life by telling her to find the 5 items. the female cast sure look damn fine :D

    imo this will be sitting in between story rich and action packed, like most of synder’s other work.

  12. I’m somewhat excited. I’m not expecting a lot of substance, just some good old fashioned fun. And I’ve liked Emily Browning since Lemony Snickett’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events.

  13. I just have (yet again) one problem with this trailer: it shows too much. We have seen most of the action & villains and we know what will happen storywise in “her” otherworld.
    So I’m skipping any next footage that comes out and just wait for the movie to arrive here.

  14. No thanks

  15. You know, I can do that! All the while looking smexy and fierce. Oh yeah, that’s me there. Can’t wait to see this movie.

  16. the acting looks terrible. and im a snyder fan but this? the only thing appealing in this are all the skimpy outfits other than that PASS

  17. So badass gave me goosebumps!!

  18. Not sure where I stand on this. It looks beautiful, and I do kinda like the “In your head” approach when done well, much like The Uninvited also starring Emily Browning, which gave you a twist at the end that put Shyamalan to shame lol. The fact that you know up front that this is all imagined worries me because there is less room for growth. If character growth doesn’t take place than this is just another action movie

  19. I am thoroughly unimpressed. Looks like virgin geek bait more than a movie.

  20. That looks like wild fun! I hope it delivers. Who cares about acting, sheesh? It’s awesome spectacle! I like that once in a while….

    • Agreed.

  21. This is top of my must-see list.

  22. The action looks badass… the acting? My word. At least find an okay actress for the lead.