Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sucker Punch

We just got back from watching Sucker Punch, and if you ignore the bad acting and the bad plot and the bad dialogue, it was actually a lot of fun. It managed to fit in eight billion different genres into one movie, there was the psychological/inception-like quality, the steampunk, the fantasy (ORCS! There were orcs!), glorified action, mobster/film noire, burlesque/soft core porn, sci-fi, and drama. Oh yes, and there were Sailor Moon/Dragon Ball Z-like moments as well. There were one or two moments that were pleasantly unexpected that redeemed the overall bad acting, and the guy who plays "Blue" or the orderly did a good job at being a completely slimy dick, so that was good too.
              Also, it's like every girl fantasizes to be able to dress up and then kick ass. With a sword AND a gun...and her gun has a key chain, and her sword has an awesome carving in it. I wish I could just close my eyes and be transported into an awesome steampunk world with dragons and Aurora Borealis-like fire-creating stones where I can wield a handgun and samurai sword to slice away robots and zombies.
               Wouldn't that be fun? I think for next year's NaNoWriMo I might attempt writing a steampunk story. Oooh yes, yes that would be fantastic. I can't wait.