Saturday, March 26, 2011


Okay...I don't even know where to start. This movie was a moving religious-like experience for me. OMG. It's as if the universe put me in front of a screen & said, "You want to know what to do? You need direction? You want to make your dreams come true? Okay, fine, here is what you do." For two hours my mind was in a state of unbelievable bliss & complete concentration. It was everything I have ever wanted to see on the big screen in one place, in one movie. The acting was perfect, the screenplay was perfect, the soundtrack was perfect, the direction was perfect...I cannot find anything about this movie to criticize. The way the film was shot was exactly the way it should have been. The sets, the design, the special effects...everything was just...well, perfect.

The last movie that came close to achieving this was probably V for Vendetta. Suckerpunch may very well be my 2nd favorite movie of all time.

It was my "Up". "Up" really moved me, but not at this level. It didn't really make me believe the message. THIS movie made me feel like all I have to do is walk out of the theater & conquer the world...and I believe it.

So, if you weren't sure you wanted to see it or not, my suggestion is OMG, hell yes, go see it! See it IN the theater. It will really lose a lot on TV or video, unless you have a really sweet home theater.

I don't expect it to do too well. I don't think many people will grasp it. In fact, T heard two women in the restroom of the theater after the movie saying just that. They liked it, but they were a little confused & not sure they got it. It will, for the most part, be lost on the mainstream. That's okay, that's what "Up" was for.

This movie was for me. For me & T & those like us.

Thank you Zack Snyder.

1 comment:

Chris said...

I have to say, I wasn't smitten with Sucker Punch as a movie. But as a metaphor, I bet we could talk for a good while about it. I've been thinking about it for the last couple of days. In fact, next time we're all together, we should run through it because it deserves to be analyzed.

And, don't be to sure people "get" Up. I've talked to people who love it and have seen it several times. When I start talking about what things mean in the movie, you can tell immediately that they don't understand what they just watched.

Right now, I think the thing that ticks me off the most is what reviewers, and even Zack Snyder, are saying or have said that it's about women and feminism and female empowerment, or some such thing. I guess that could be one way of looking at it, but doing it that way is so limiting. Those elements are there for sure, but I think it's a bit bigger than that.

Oh, and one more remember.

Who honors those we love for the very life we live? Who sends monsters to kill us...and at the same time sings that we'll never die? Who teaches us what's real...and how to laugh at lies? Who decides why we live and what we'll die to defend? Who chains us...and who holds the key that can set us free? It's you. You have all the weapons you need. Now fight!