Man, I am not going to lie, this is one of the movies I was really really excited about this year and was just iching to get to see.
Zack Snyder is without a doubt one of the few actually really exciting things happening in Hollywood talent and especially because I was still not all that sure what kind of animal he is, what he is really about.
Watchmen is in my mind the best comic book movie made thus far, because that is not just a movie that happens to be based on a comic book (Every single batman movie, X-men, ect) no, Watchmen is a hands down comic book movie taking that extra step. I am not saying any of the other movies are bad movies, they are just not comic book movies merely movies based on comic books, I will say the other movie that come closest is Spiderman, to an exstent 300, which is also made by Snyder. but watchman is the only movie thus far actually reaching that point and becoming a Comic book movie, and I purely love it!
That is though also the only movie Snyder had made so far that was anything out of the ordinary.. though also proved that the man doesn't know what the term "Unfilmable." means, and he keeps on showing that point in sucker punch. everything else before that have been unremarkable, though I am sort of lead to believe now that is only because he was a no-name and controlled by the studious, he fought his way through the ranks by making all the re-make movies the studioes knew they could earn money on but no director with a name would want to touch, and then at last he got to adapt 300 which became a huge success despite being on a small budget (And if you ask me, I am impressed of what he did with that little he had.)
Sucker Punch is a totally different kind of animal though.. it's a hundred percent original film, written and directed by Zack Snyder, this is who he is, this is his style, finally I can identify what it is I am seeing when I see the name. "Zack Snyder" on a poster.
And dude.. Zack Snyder is my kind of film director, a director with his own unique style as a painter he creates moods and scenery using music and obscure beautiful scenary, each frame can be cut out and be used as a wall picture. I recognise Watchmen a lot, different just is in Watchmen I thought it was the comic book talking not the director, I was wrong, Watchmen the movie.. it's purely Zack Snyder. That movie is as much his as Sucker Punch is.
I all ready know now that Sucker Punch is going to take a lot of crap from a lot of people, lots of people are going to hate it, especially do I think some are bound to be pissed at the ending and call it a cheap cop out. I don't though, I really like the ending. the entire movie is kind of like Zack Snyder meets the comic book verse meets Brazil.. you know, the Terry Gilliam movie. Yeas the one about the man who dreams himself away from the horrible reality and in the end it all becomes so muddled that the line between reality and dream blures until the audience just don't know any-more. I wont go as far as saying that Sucker Punch is as good as Brazil, it isn't, it doesn't pull the evolution of a dream growing stronger and stronger while everything intensifies and leaves you breathless, quite as well, but it is good, and I love this concept.
Also, this is a girls movie dude, a movie with girls in the main who kicks ass but are not just empty shells with a face and some nice boobs. That is something I have been searching for (and is still searching for actually) a good comic book movie with a interesting female lead.
Personally, I think this movie is awesome. If this is any indication of how this movie summer is going to be, man what a blast.. the list of movies I want to see just seems to be endless this year. (Captain America, Pirates 4, Harry Potter 8, green Lantern, Thor, Tintin, Sherlock holmes 2 and even more!)
It's its own animal and is a very special movie creating it's own special universe, not trying to be anyone else, careful work is put into each frame and a story is actually being told. It told me who Zack Snyder really is and it have made me twice as excited about the upcoming Superman movie Snyder is going to direct, now I know it's going to be a Superman unlike any Superman I have ever seen before, and also totally different from the new Batman, it's going to be Snyder Superman and I can't wait!
Check it out and see it for yourself, this movie shouldn't be missed!