Zack Snyder is one of those directors that you either love or hate. If you don't think that's true, just listen to someone who liked Watchmen talk to someone who didn't like it. The conversation can get pretty heated.
I happen to fall into the "love him" camp. In my opinion, Snyder's hyper-stylized camera work and meticulous attention to set design really add a new dimension to his movies, even when the story-telling is somewhat lacking. That's one of the reasons why I'm excited to see Snyder's new action/fantasy film Sucker Punch.
Everything we've seen from Sucker Punch so far - from our first look at Comic-Con to the most recent Sucker Punch trailer - has cemented the film as one of our most anticipated movies of 2011. Recently, MovieWeb got a hold of three new images from the film. While not as explosive as some previous material (in the literal sense that they don't show any explosions), these new images are still quite interesting.
Check out the three new images below. Unfortunately, we don't have higher resolution versions, but if you're feeling really desperate for eye-popping action, check out this recent batch of clips from the movie.
As I mentioned before, there's nothing explosive about these images, but there's still plenty to admire. One thing that strikes me about the second image is just how much Scott Glenn looks like David Carradine. It's almost eerie, as if Carradine came from beyond the grave to turn in one last performance as a martial arts master.
As for the first and last images, look at the level of care and detail put into the set design. The calendar/time sheet board behind the girls in the last image is a good example. From the yellowed paper to the different handwriting on each piece of paper, the prop is entirely unique and adds to the look of the scene. It may not seem like much, but small details like that help movies make stronger connections with audiences. For more details on the making of Sucker Punch, check out this recent featurette from the movie.
Sucker Punch hits theaters on March 25th, 2011.