Zack Snyder seems to be one of those directors that you either love or hate. After 300 and Watchmen, Sucker Punch is an all original story co-written and helmed by Snyder. The synopsis:
A hyper-violent spin on Alice in Wonderland for his directorial follow-up to Watchmen with this Cruel and Unusual Films production for Warner Bros. The plot details the action-packed fantasy world of a mental patient (Emily Browning), who escapes from her reality to deal with her abusive stepfather.
I’ll say this, the trailer is visually interesting.
Chicks in mini-skirts: Check.
Full on Samurai warriors: Check.
Apparently takes place on another planet: Check.
Kung fu action: Check.
Flaming dragon: Check!
Dirigible destruction: Check.
Giant Japanese mech with gatling gun for an arm: Dear lord check!
The elements appear to be there but there seems to be something missing. The trailer doesn’t instill a ‘must see’ feeling. Maybe the full trailer will fix that.