Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TheVern takes a look at the bad ass babes of "SuckerPunch".

                                  (Photo: Warner Bros: Pictures)

Sometimes but not often I will See a movie based solely on the visuals if nothing else. I have done that for "Let The Right One In" and "Requiem For a Dream", for example. Other times I will see one based on if I know the director, screenwriter, or even cinematographer.   Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch" falls into either of these categories.  The visuals look bad ass, and I have generally liked all of his movies.( I have not yet seen "Legend Of The Guardians").  I know some of you will complain about movies done entirely on green screen and for the most part I would agree with you.  It does look like some sort of cop out instead of going out to the real location, but this story is set inside someones mind.  The idea of dreams featuring visuals we have not seen before relies on this technique.  Therefore the use of any computer generated imagery will help enhance the story.

My focus will not be on the movie itself or any of the film makers.  Instead I will be taking a look at the six actresses who are playing a role in this mind bending fairytale.

Emily Browning as BabyDoll.

I first remember this actress  as the older sister in "Lemony Snickets' A series of unfortunate Events" and thought  she had great confidence and was the only interesting character on screen. She has great screen presence and her eyes are quite captivating as well.  Emily Browning is set to be a star in the modern version of "Sleeping Beauty" and if she does good with her role in "Sucker Punch".  I'll buy into her in that.

Vanessa Hudgens as Blondie

Many people are going to think that Vanessa is trying to shred her "High School Musical" and Disney persona by appearing in this type of movie, but this is not the first time she has done this.   Her first role was in Catherine Hardwick's("Red Riding Hood") hard edge teen drama "Thirteen" which should be required viewing in Jr High.  She has also lent her voice in episodes of Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken"  So she isn't entirely cookie clean either.

Jenna Malone as Rocket

Jenna Malone is a fantastic actress who doesn't get as much roles as she should.   Her performance in "Saved" was both satirical and witty, and I'll always remember her as "Donnie Darko"'s girlfriend.  Right now she only does one movie a year and if that's her choice great, but I do hope her popularity will soar after this picture.

Abbie Cornish is Sweet Pea

I'll be honest with you my dear readers.  The work of Miss Cornish is something I have yet to see.  She has won awards for her lead role in "Somersault" and received high praise for her work in "Bright Star"  Right now you can see her opposite Bradley Cooper and Robert Deniro in "Limitless".

Jamie Chung is Amber

ARRGG!! Here's another woman I wish I knew more of, but than again I wish she would stop appearing horrible movies like "I now pronounce you Chuck and Larry" so I could concentrate more on her.  Her upcoming role in both "SuckerPunch" and "The Hangover Part 2" could bring her a whole new audience.

Carla Gugino is Dr. Vera Gorski

Carla Gugino is  an extremely talented actress who can appear in erotic movies like "The Center Of The World" or family flicks such as "Spy Kids".  I just recently seen her in "Race To Witch Mountain" and almost forgot about her body of work in "Sin City"   Miss Gugino was also featured opposite Pauly Shore in one of her earlier roles "Son in Law".  In the future, I'm sure I will see her in more movies that will catch me completely by surprise.

I'll be back this weekend for a look at the upcoming movie "Hanna".  See ya soon.


  1. Mate,Abbie Cornish is super hot.And she did put up some good roles.
    She combines that girnl next door kinda look with crazy wild dangerous kinda girl.

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