With the line-up of films coming out in March, one would think we're getting an early start to the summer movie season. Alongside heavy hitters Rango and Battle: Los Angeles, there is of course Zack Snyder's latest visual spectacle, Sucker Punch.
Taking his trademark stylized cinematography and slow-motion action work to an entirely new extreme, Sucker Punch tells the tale of Baby Doll's forced admittance into a prison-like mental asylum. To avoid being lobotomized, Baby Doll (Emily Browning) teams up with several other girls in captivity to plan their escape by drifting into a fantasy dream world.
The first Sucker Punch trailer that debuted at San Diego Comic-Con caught the attention of everyone who saw it, showing us something we were entirely unprepared for. The second Sucker Punch trailer took us into the story behind the action and now we're getting something else entirely.
Yahoo! Movies just premiered the brand new Sucker Punch trailer which runs a minute and a half long, featuring absolutely no dialogue. Instead, the trailer focuses on its greatest selling points: fantastical visuals and pure action.
Watch and enjoy:
Even though there's little to show for acting prowess or depth of character in this third Sucker Punch trailer, it does tell a story in its visuals while the music of Silversun Pickups plays in the background.
It certainly emphasizes the drastic contrast between the grim, ugly and lifeless world of this asylum the girls are stuck in, and the vibrant and beautiful fantasy reality the characters fall into. It's that fantasy world alone and the action that takes place there that sells me. Dragons, robots, blimps, machine guns and samurai swords all in the same live-action movie. Has that happened before?
This combination of Zack Snyder and awesome trailers, places Sucker Punch as one of our most anticipated movies of 2011.
Sucker Punch stars Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung and Jena Malone. It hits theaters on March 25, 2011.
Header image edited form art by syn-k.