A mind is always a terrible thing to waste, but none more so than that belonging to Baby Doll (Emily Browning), the platinum-blonde young lady able to conjure up evocative images of red-eyed samurai, fire-breathing dragons and scantily-clad girls kickin' some major butt in Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch.
There's a new featurette out for the film, which promises to showcase more of Snyder's breed of hyper-stylized action and some astonishingly elaborate visuals that truly set Sucker Punch apart from most every other upcoming Hollywood F/X-driven production.
The first action-driven trailer and short clips from Snyder's Sucker Punch offered a whole lot of bang for your buck and got movie lovers of all shades psyched, but the plot heavy second Sucker Punch theatrical preview was not quite as enthusiastically received. Snyder's work has often (and not unfairly) been accused of favoring style well above substance - more so in projects like 300 and this year's Legend of the Guardans than his Watchmen adaptation, admittedly.
While the Sucker Punch plot does resemble that of a video game narrative, it's also very much an Alice in Wonderland like tale that revolves around a young woman whose journey into adulthood is realized in no small part through her experiences in a fantasy world that (in Snyder's film, literally) reflects the nature of her everyday life. It just so happens that Baby Doll's "Wonderland" is full of giant meccas armed with machine guns and robotic soldiers instead of white rabbits and mad hatters. ;-)
Learn more about Sucker Punch from the people who made it in the featurette below (via Apple):
While there's not enough new material or information in this behind-the-scenes look at Sucker Punch to significantly dampen or heighten our expectations, it is nice to finally see (albeit, briefly) Jon Hamm's High Roller, looking as suave and sophisticated as the actor's Mad Men alter ego, Don Draper. He's an actor that's almost always a delight to watch onscreen, so we'll see what he brings to Snyder's new project.
Sucker Punch arrives in theaters around the U.S. on March 25th, 2011.