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spungo
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Icon 1 posted April 01, 2011 05:19      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Saw this the other night in a packed theatre in Montreal. This movie does exactly what it says on the tin: it is silly, sadistically-violent, plotless, pointless hilarity. Haven't laughed so hard in years. Of course, on the other saide, it's very clever: the director steers a path which is both a parody of and an homage to a by-gone cineamtic era of cheap, badly-made so-called Grindhouse horror. He's even got Rutger Hauer to star in it (who is superb, by the way). Anyway, it's horrifically violent, in a cartoony sort of way -- and is full of deliberately non-sensical things that may seem merely odd at first, but then you realise that it's <pretensious git>part of the thoughtful composition of the work as a whole... </pretensious git>.

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted April 01, 2011 05:37      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am hoping for simila praise for sucker punch , It starts in an hours. I'll get back to ya'll.

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GrumpySteen

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Ashitaka wrote:
I am hoping for simila praise for sucker punch , It starts in an hours. I'll get back to ya'll.

Yeah, no.... you're not going to get mindlessly fun violence unless you can put your brain on hold and ignore what real-world events the fantasy-world events equate to.

I thought it was a good movie, mind you, but it's not quite the mindless action movie that it seems to be being pitched as.

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted April 01, 2011 09:56      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sucker punch made me think of it as a live action revisioning of Heavymetal, with slightly less T&A and more ninja sword action. Especially the WWII bombers fighting dragons.

ps, heavymetal is far better.

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