Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch

Due to the recent release of the new film Sucker Punch, currently in theatres as of April 1, 2011, I am excited to once again dive into the study of what makes the films director successful in his craft.  If you haven’t heard of him by name yet, most nerds like me will be lying if they say they haven’t seen Zack Snyder’s previous work, (300, Watchmen, 2004 Remake of Dawn of the Dead) which, frankly, has reached a new level of action-based film.  To start, the visual work he utilizes is something seldom seen in other films.  The slow-motion fight scenes and random clips suggesting change in speed are no doubt helpful in adding to the excitement of the film, but the concept is running its course, especially in this era, where everybody is so jaded when it comes to entertainment.  When all of your viewers have seen it all, what can you do next?

Zack Snyder stepped up (after Dawn of the Dead, of course) and devised a style all his own.  The result is almost like a mixture of comic book artistry, video game action, and the most action-packed dream you’ve ever had.  Any given shot in 300, for example, can still impress me in some way.  The second thing to note is that his style makes it perfect (or perhaps it is the other way around) to make films based on graphic novels.  Fanboys of this genre of literature no-doubt had mixed feelings when their beloved epic comics started to show up in film, but the accurate portrayal and even, in the sense of adding sound and controlled flow, improvement of these comics is no trouble for Snyder’s style.  I will most likely open new discussions for each of these films, because further discussion is needed to do them any justice.  Or better yet, go watch the movies, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

I haven’t seen Sucker Punch yet, but it’s on my to-do list.  Hopefully it will live up to expectations, at least on a cinematography level.

Pretty ladies with automatic weapons. Together, who cares about the plot? Right guys? I mean, right? Haha... Where you goin'?

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  1. Good post, i liked 300 alot and thought watchmen was a decent movie. I havent head much about this movie though.

    • Well the reports coming in aren’t looking good. Apparently hot women and guns aren’t enough to impress the action-film fans anymore.
      On a side-note, it looks like Snyder is going to be directing the new “Superman” movie, so maybe that will make up for it.

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