Director Zack Snyder usually delivers comic book-based action, most memorably in the testosterone-fueled box office hit "300."
This time he's gone the opposite route with the all-female action movie "Sucker Punch," starring Emily Browning ("Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events"), Vanessa Hudgens and Jena Malone ("Saved!").
"Punch," though not based on a comic book, was one of the surprise hits from last week's San Diego Comic-Con, and the trailer shown at the convention was posted online earlier this week.
As far as one can tell, it involves a girl named Babydoll (Browning) who is sent to a mental institution, and whose dreams (or reality?) involve samurais, sword fighting, fire-breathing dragons and Gatling gun-wielding giant robots.
Is it any wonder that it was a hit to fans who were raving about early footage from Snyder's "Watchmen" two years ago?
Unlike the other big successes at Comic-Con, like "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and the "Avengers" saga, this movie basically came out of nowhere. We'll see if the final product lives up to the excitement over the trailer on March 25, 2011.
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"...and the trailer shown at the convention was posted online earlier this week."
This is a different trailer than the one shown at comic con, which was about twice as long. I'm pretty sure the comic con version has not been released yet.
Really? The Avengers came out of nowhere at Comic Con? Everyone that went to the Con was looking forward to that probably mroe than anything. Same for Scott Pilgrim. I'm sure most of the people that read this have not really heard of these, but the people in San Diego last week have been reading up on it for a few years now.
Todd, please read the article again, because that is not what they said at all. The writer said that the Movie Sucker Punch came out of nowhere, not the Avengers. Calm down, geez.
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