'Sucker Punch' Synopsis

Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared.

Sucker Punch” is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary.

She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls—the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)—to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).

Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey—if they succeed—will set them free.

Born from the creative vision of filmmaker Zack Snyder (“Watchmen,” “300”), “Sucker Punch” features an ensemble cast of young stars, including Emily Browning (“The Uninvited”), Abbie Cornish (“Bright Star”), Jena Malone (“Into the Wild”), Vanessa Hudgens (the “High School Musical” films) and Jamie Chung (“Sorority Row”). The film’s main cast also includes Oscar Isaac (“Robin Hood”) and Carla Gugino (“Watchmen”), with Jon Hamm (“The Town,” TV’s “Mad Men”) and Scott Glenn (“The Bourne Ultimatum”).

Zack Snyder directed “Sucker Punch” from a screenplay he wrote with Steve Shibuya, based on Snyder’s story. Snyder and Deborah Snyder produced, with Thomas Tull, Wesley Coller, Jon Jashni, Chris deFaria, Jim Rowe and William Fay serving as executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Academy Award®-winning production designer Rick Carter (“Avatar”) and “Watchmen” and “300” veterans director of photography Larry Fong, editor William Hoy and costume designer Michael Wilkinson. The music is by Tyler Bates and Marius DeVries.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Cruel and Unusual Production of a Zack Snyder film, “Sucker Punch.” Opening nationwide March 25, 2011, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Comments (54)

  1. undeadslayer4

    awesome chicks fighting zombies

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  2. Dark_888

    bad ass film,lol

    3 years agoby @dark-888Flag

  3. CUPID

    Not bad, its worth a watch. 3/5

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  4. Lintereat

    I think that Sucker Punch is without a doubt one of the most surprising and visually stunning original movies that you will see this year.

    It's not based off of a comic book and video game which in itself is impressive in the current movie climate, and just remember no one liked, The Lost Boys or Office Space when they first came out and know they are cult hits.

    That's my two cents.

    4 years agoby @lintereatFlag

  5. RojoDiablo

    I loved it!

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  6. aaron ruffcorn

    i agree with abhishek dadhich

    4 years agoby @aaron-ruffcornFlag

  7. Abhishek Dadhich

    Very good movie. you will love this movie if you like action, super cinematic effects, gorgeous special effects.

    This is an action pack film. Marvelous background music.

    overall movie - 9/10

    4 years agoby @Abhishek-DadhichFlag

  8. TNillustrator

    I just now got the irony of the title of the film 'Sucker Punch'. To sucker punch by definition is an unexpected punch or blow. And thats exactly what this movie was. A movie marketed as a non stop fantasy action flick that was actually a non stop music video is one hell of a sucker punch to the general public. Kudos Mr. Snyder... kudos.

    4 years agoby @tnillustratorFlag

  9. ewma18

    WTF?? ... i cant say anything more about this movie...

    4 years agoby @ewma18Flag

  10. thedude-abides

    Horrible. Even the magnificent visuals were lost upon me due to the quickness and frenetic pacing of each shot. I seriously had to stop and rewind over an hour's worth of footage just to be able to fully comprehend what was going on. Took me 3 hours to watch a 2 hour movie. And don't even get me started on the number of montages backed by the most horrid choices of music imaginable. Overall, not an entire failure; but, still a failure.

    4 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  11. IlikePie202

    A movie with very great action sequences and amazing visuals, but you are never sure why the action relates to anything else that goes on in the movie.

    also awful acting and dialogue.

    4 years agoby @Ilikepie202Flag

  12. Lonely


    4 years agoby @lonelyFlag

  13. aaron ruffcorn

    I loved Sucker Punch! I wrote up an article defending it at the following link (it's me vs. movie critic Nick Allen)


    4 years agoby @aaron-ruffcornFlag

  14. aaron ruffcorn

    110% good!

    4 years agoby @aaron-ruffcornFlag

  15. Lonely

    100% good

    4 years agoby @lonelyFlag

  16. TheBlur92

    i loved this movie i don't know why many people didn't it was original and creative something many movies lack these days

    4 years agoby @theblur92Flag

  17. Jaejae Nam

    i dont get this movie?

    4 years agoby @Jaejae-NamFlag

  18. aaron ruffcorn

    just saw an interview with Z.Snyder wherein he expressly communicated that he had intended the film to be PG-13 from the get go. i'm sure an unrated director's cut will still be awesome though, as Snyder's idea of PG-13 is probably light years away from the MPAA's.

    4 years agoby @aaron-ruffcornFlag

  19. RojoDiablo

    I agree that Snyder's directors cut will be awesome, I loved the PG-13 version so I know an unrated version will be rockin'!

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  20. Paifa

    Man this is some serious sh*t. Can't believe these girls would be so tough. Can't f*cking wait to see how they're gonna kick the guy's asses.

    4 years agoby @paifaFlag

  21. Oni Domingo

    the soon to be released director's cut will definitely make a huge difference than what the theatrical version failed to deliver. the theatrical version is PG-13 which the studio execs and the mpaa wanted. Snyder is a guy who goes for R and definitely the Director's Cut will give this movie the justice it deserves.

    4 years agoby @Oni-DomingoFlag

  22. Michael Roberts

    You just have to understand going in that this movie isn't about the story. It's entirely about the visuals and the soundtrack. Both aspects were a lot of fun... story was pretty rough, though.

    4 years agoby @Michael-RobertsFlag

  23. Monkeyiron 2.0


    4 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  24. bloodspike

    ah man that movie was f*cking sweet!!!!!!!!! hot girls fighting in nice action scenes man best dream!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years agoby @bloodspikeFlag

  25. B3njamin

    THAT movie was SH*T!! And wtf was up with the damn soundtrack...I wasn't told it was gonna be a chick flick for girls with issues. I only liked the Nazi killin' scene

    4 years agoby @b3njaminFlag

  26. RojoDiablo

    Sucked, you guys are crazy! This movie rocked and was exactly as advertised, an awesome popcorn flick and nothing more. What exactly were you expecting?

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  27. SpaceCowboy

    Now we know. Zack Snyder can't write worth a damn. Adaptations are the way to go for him, I guess.

    4 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  28. XxxHolic

    I can't believe it sucked. I was really wanting this to be great. REMAKE! I kid, I kid!

    4 years agoby @xxxholicFlag

  29. K.Guy

    Off to see it

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

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