Other reviews have pans the crap out of this movie. If you read them like I did on Rotten Tomatoes, you’d think this movie is as bas as Southland Tales. You’d think the plot is hard to follow, if it was there at all. You’d think the visuals are empty of passion and are merely CGI run amok. Not the movie I saw.
The movie’s plot is bleak. The main character’s family is dead and is imprisoned in a mental institution await a lobotomy. Bleak.
So she one-steps up her surroundings by imagining it as a Burlesque type brothel. Compared to the reality it’s a better place. Then she goes another step further into fantasy as she imagines her escape as a war torn battle with the likes of steam powered Nazis, robot soldiers and pissed off dragons.
If the movie was to show you what was really going on, it would have got an Oscar for drama. But this movie hides the bleakness with a vibrant imaginative world – and a musical number in the credits.
I’m not sure what most other reviewers wanted or disliked. I read the reviews and just didn’t see what they saw or maybe I saw more. If you saw the trailer and liked it, can think metaphorically, and like girls kicking butt – Sucker Punch.