History Film / SuckerPunch

28th Aug '16 2:40:39 AM foxley
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* CutleryEscapeAid: One of the things Babydoll and her friends steal when planning their escape is a kitchen knife from the chef. Though [[spoiler: Rocket gets stabbed to death in the attempt, or maybe she's still alive in the asylum, it's ambiguous.]]
5th Aug '16 2:48:17 AM foxley
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* DoomTroops: The [[GasMaskMooks German zombie troops in gas masks]] in the trench warfare sequence.
16th Jul '16 7:31:24 PM gsbr
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The film was highly stylized and self-aware, dealing with escapism in all its different forms, referencing practically every movie and video game under the sun, and making some [[YouBastard interesting]] [[MaleGaze commentary]] about the audience's [[{{Fanservice}} expectations]].
14th Jul '16 6:54:51 PM stuffedninja
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''Sucker Punch'' is an [[GenreRoulette action / fantasy/ horror/ thriller]] directed, written, produced and conceptualized by ZackSnyder and released by WarnerBros The film is about a about a young girl, Babydoll, and her FireForgedFriends. Together, they plan escape from the insane asylum where they're being held against their will. Babydoll can't cope with the trauma of being trapped there, and imagines the asylum as a fantasy world instead. But she can't cope with her fantasy world either... which is when things get complicated.

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''Sucker Punch'' is an [[GenreRoulette [[GenreBusting fantasy action / fantasy/ horror/ thriller]] horror thriller film]] directed, written, produced and conceptualized by ZackSnyder and released by WarnerBros The film is about a about a young girl, Babydoll, and her FireForgedFriends. Together, they plan escape from the insane asylum where they're being held against their will. Babydoll can't cope with the trauma of being trapped there, and imagines the asylum as a fantasy world instead. But she can't cope with her fantasy world either... which is when things get complicated.
9th May '16 11:12:04 PM igordebraga
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* XMeetsY: ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' meets ''Film/ThreeHundred'', ''Film/KillBill'' meets ''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/FightClub meets Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/BlackSwan'' meets ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' meets ''Music/EmilieAutumn'', ''Film/FightClub'' meets ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' meets ''Film/TheMatrix'', ''Film/FightClub'' meets ''Music/EmilieAutumn'', ''Music/EmilieAutumn'' meets ''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/ThreeHundred'' meets ''Film/BlackSwan'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' meets ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' meets ''Film/BlackSwan'', ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' meets ''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/GirlInterrupted'' meets ''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/FightClub'' meets ''Film/GirlInterrupted'', ''Film/GirlInterrupted'' meets ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', ''Film/GirlInterrupted'' meets ''Film/TheMatrix''.

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* WhoWritesThisCrap: Sweet Pea's meta takedown of the film's plot, as noted in ForeShadowing and AuthorAvatar:
-->This is a joke, right? I get the sexy little schoolgirl. I even get the helpless mental patient, right? That can be hot. But what is this? Lobotomized vegetable? How about something a little more commercial, for God's sakes?
* XMeetsY: ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' meets ''Film/ThreeHundred'', ''Film/ThreeHundred'' (after all, the director, who did ''300'', sums it up as "Alice in Wonderland with Guns"); ''Film/KillBill'' meets ''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/{{Inception}}''; ''Film/FightClub meets Film/{{Inception}}'', Film/{{Inception}}''; ''Film/BlackSwan'' meets ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland''; ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' meets ''Music/EmilieAutumn'', ''Music/EmilieAutumn''; ''Film/FightClub'' meets ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland''; ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' meets ''Film/TheMatrix'', ''Film/TheMatrix''; ''Film/FightClub'' meets ''Music/EmilieAutumn'', ''Music/EmilieAutumn''; ''Music/EmilieAutumn'' meets ''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/{{Inception}}''; ''Film/ThreeHundred'' meets ''Film/BlackSwan'', ''Film/BlackSwan''; ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' meets ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', ''Film/{{Brazil}}''; ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' meets ''Film/BlackSwan'', ''Film/BlackSwan''; ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' meets ''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/{{Inception}}''; ''Film/GirlInterrupted'' meets ''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/{{Inception}}''; ''Film/FightClub'' meets ''Film/GirlInterrupted'', ''Film/GirlInterrupted''; ''Film/GirlInterrupted'' meets ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''; ''Film/GirlInterrupted'' meets ''Film/TheMatrix''.
18th Apr '16 12:19:33 AM aye_amber
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** The first fantasy begins with {{Bjork}}'s "[[OneManArmy Army Of Me]]".

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** The first fantasy begins with {{Bjork}}'s Music/{{Bjork}}'s "[[OneManArmy Army Of Me]]".of Me.]]"
15th Feb '16 12:05:57 PM Satakieli
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** Sweet Pea as the AuthorAvatar for ZackSnyder says something about objectification of ladies.

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** Sweet Pea as the AuthorAvatar for ZackSnyder says something about objectification of ladies.girls.



* RuleOfSymbolism: Guys with red eyes who get them shot out, in a mental asylum which could be as bad as any brothel, weapons/fighting for your right to live and be free, literally and figuratively, every foreshadowing moment listed above, "creatures in the dark" trying to dehumanize the ladies, who in turn destroy them ... And that's is just the very, very beginning.
* RuleOfSexy: Invoked with all the ladies' outfits.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: Guys with red eyes who get them shot out, in a mental asylum which could be as bad as any brothel, weapons/fighting for your right to live and be free, literally and figuratively, every foreshadowing moment listed above, "creatures in the dark" trying to dehumanize the ladies, girls, who in turn destroy them ... And that's is just the very, very beginning.
* RuleOfSexy: Invoked with all the ladies' girls' outfits.



* SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl: All of the ladies actually.

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* SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl: All of the ladies girls actually.



* YouCannotKillAnIdea: The plan, despite the sacrifices of the ladies, works out.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: All but said by Blue in regards to one of the ladies.

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* YouCannotKillAnIdea: The plan, despite the sacrifices of the ladies, girls, works out.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: All but said by Blue in regards to one of the ladies.girls.
15th Feb '16 11:32:07 AM Satakieli
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** "Girls should work together to fix their problems", very very feminist...

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** "Girls should work together to fix their problems", very very feminist...problems".
14th Feb '16 7:25:32 PM fearlessnikki
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* AllMenArePerverts: Most of the men are depicted as sexual predators who want to have their way with teenage girls. With the exception of the Wise Man/[[spoiler:Bus Driver]] [[spoiler: and arguably the Lobotomist in the extended cut]].

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* AllMenArePerverts: Most of the men are depicted as sexual predators who want to have their way with teenage girls. With the exception of the Wise Man/[[spoiler:Bus Driver]] [[spoiler: and arguably the Lobotomist in the extended cut]]. It's subverted towards the end though as [[spoiler: the rest of Blue's croneys are disgusted at what he keeps doing to the girls, especially when he wants to rape a lobotomised Babydoll]].



* AmazonBrigade

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* AmazonBrigadeAmazonBrigade: Babydoll imagines her friends as such in her (second!) fantasy world. They're each a OneWomanArmy (except for Amber who's an AcePilot) who can wipe out hundreds of enemies.



* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Babydoll's fantasy worlds have this. The girls themselves are good and everyone else is either allied with Blue or submissive to him. In the reality, things aren't as narrow.



%% * ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou

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%% * ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYouButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou: Everyone in the brothel fantasy is someone who Babydoll knows in the asylum. The other patients are the whores, Blue and his fellow orderlies are the pimp and his crew, Dr Gorski is the madam, the security guard is the mayor and the lobotomy surgeon is the High Roller. On a more MindScrew level, [[spoiler: Wise Man turns out to be a friendly bus driver, while the boy in the WWI fantasy that Sweet Pea looks at is a fellow passenger]].



* FantasyKitchenSink: The action hallucinations seem to take place in one of these.

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* FantasyKitchenSink: The action hallucinations seem to take place in one of these. As they're entirely within someone else's mind...well there are no rules.



* ImaginaryFriend: In some interpretations.

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* ImaginaryFriend: In some interpretations. The girls are confirmed to be real, but how real their friendship was is open to interpretation.



* InformedAbility: Because all of Babydoll's dance scenes segue into her crazy action imaginations, we have only other characters' reactions to support the conclusion that she could dance the pants off the High Roller. This could be a metaphor for what was really happening or alternatively giving up the dancing to give way to a more empowering vision.

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* InformedAbility: Because all of Babydoll's dance scenes segue into her crazy action imaginations, we have only other characters' reactions to support the conclusion that she could dance the pants off the High Roller. This could be a metaphor for what was really happening or alternatively giving up the dancing to give way to a more empowering vision. The effect that the dances have on the watchers is represented by the gratuitous action sequences.



* TheQuietOne: Babydoll, who didn't say a single word until she rescued Rocket from the Chef and only speaks her mind as she gradually opens up to the rest of the girls and grows determined to escape the asylum.

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* TheQuietOne: Babydoll, who didn't say a single word until she rescued Rocket from the Chef and only speaks her mind as she gradually opens up to the rest of the girls and grows determined to escape the asylum. Babydoll goes the first twenty minutes of the film without speaking.



* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Indicated in the Director's Cut with the reveal of The High Roller's intent.

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Indicated in the Director's Cut with the reveal of The High Roller's intent. Likewise Blue's croneys [[spoiler: try to stop him from raping Babydoll once she's been lobotomised]].



* {{Stripperiffic}}: Played with. The skimpiest outfits only appear in the action sequences. They're sexy but not as extreme as most examples, and being able to move about in them is justified by it being Babydoll's fantasy. The brothel costumes are similarly skimpy because...well it's a brothel. When not performing and in the mental hospital, the girls' outfits are more modest.




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** In the temple fantasy, Babydoll gets the information she needs but then has to defend herself against giant samurai monsters.
** In the WWII fantasy, they have the man with the map cornered...but he escapes with the map into a Zeppelin.
** In the castle fantasy, they have the stones to make fire...until the dragon's mother shows up.
** In the train fantasy, the bomb is defused...but gets reactivated by a robot they missed.
31st Jan '16 12:08:09 PM aye_amber
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''Sucker Punch'' is an [[GenreRoulette action/fantasy/horror/thriller]] directed, written, produced and conceptualized by ZackSnyder and released by WarnerBros The film is about a about a young girl, Babydoll, and her FireForgedFriends. Together, they plan escape from the insane asylum where they're being held against their will. Babydoll can't cope with the trauma of being trapped there, and imagines the asylum as a fantasy world instead. But she can't cope with her fantasy world either... which is when things get complicated.

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''Sucker Punch'' is an [[GenreRoulette action/fantasy/horror/thriller]] action / fantasy/ horror/ thriller]] directed, written, produced and conceptualized by ZackSnyder and released by WarnerBros The film is about a about a young girl, Babydoll, and her FireForgedFriends. Together, they plan escape from the insane asylum where they're being held against their will. Babydoll can't cope with the trauma of being trapped there, and imagines the asylum as a fantasy world instead. But she can't cope with her fantasy world either... which is when things get complicated.
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