TimBarker's Rating of Sucker Punch

Tim's Review of Sucker Punch

6 years ago via Flixster
Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch(2011)

My college scriptwriting teacher would have cut this movie down to about 45 minutes. "If it doesn't drive the plot forward", he would say, slashing away with a red pencil "it doesn't belong in the script". It is with a heavy sigh, that I sadly admit that he was right. About a third of the way though the movie, I realized that the action fantasy sequences, awesome though they are, have no relevance to the plot. I'm not talking about a needless car chase, or unwanted romantic sub-plot. I'm talking completely outside the story. You could miss every one of them, and not miss a thing. It almost would have been better if there were no underlying plot at all. Just 4 or 5 super-awesome action sequences with no explanation. Noticing this really bummed me out, because up until that point, I was really enjoying the movie. Anyway, if anyone can explain to me how I am wrong, I would gladly hear it, and concede a fifth star.