July 30th, 2010
12:11 PM ET
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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