We’re coming up to the halfway point of the year, and I’m already thinking about the movies I have seen this year. I’m also thinking about a “Best Films We’ve Seen So Far” list and seeing how that compares to my end of the year list. In compiling that list I can safely say that Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch will be nowhere near that list. It is the most disgraceful excuse for a piece of cinema I have seen in a good long while. So good news for us then that when the film gets released on Blu-Ray it will arrive in a cut that has 18 minutes more added and has been slapped an R rating.
Believe me, the problem of the film was not the fact it wasn’t long enough and didn’t have a harder rating. It was because it was badly written, shoddily made, woodenly acted and pure & simple bad storytelling. Not to mention seriously and profoundly boring. So unfortunately I remain skeptical that adding more footage will improve the film.
Just as the problem with Watchmen wasn’t the fact it was cut back, it was because it failed to put that story on screen in a way that was cinematic. But who knows, it could improve because at the end of the day I’d be dumbfounded to see how it could get much worse. The Blu-Ray of Sucker Punch will be released on June 28th. (/Film)