Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sex + Violence + Goggles ("High Concept" Meets "Sucker Punch")

If you're anything like me, you just might be in the market for a full-bodied, full-strength, full-bore psychic palette cleanser, in order to begin the process of purging the traumatized synapses of your visual, auditory, and frontal cortices of anything and everything in any way related to Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle, Joe Miller, and Carl Paladino, now that we will hopefully never, ever, have to see, hear or think about them ever again. Ever.

Depending on your tolerance level for highly stylized violence, gothic/steampunk dark fantasy post-apocalyptic aesthetics, and hollywoodishly prurient, gratuitous (and highly stylized) sexuality, you just might be in luck.

All this by way of letting you know that a new trailer for "Sucker Punch" is now available for your viewing (and psychic purging) pleasure (here at

One thing you can be sure of is that this is the kind of movie that the Tea Partiers think is destroying America.

If you haven't heard of it yet, wintle at describes "Sucker Punch" as "Zack Snyder’s big-budget female juvenile delinquent follow-up to Watchmen."

And if you don't know who Zack Snyder is, he's the guy who made 300 and, obviously, Watchmen.

Noted blogger and comic book writer Valerie D'Orazio has already offered up the first (that I know of) of what will undoubtedly be a very great many High Concept One-Line Distillments:

"Sucker Punch" Looks Like "Kill Bill" + "Girl Interrupted" + "The Matrix" On Crack

Having looked at the same trailer, and the same buzz (scroll down for some links), as everyone else, I would offer the following:

"Sucker Punch" Looks Like: