Sucker Punch looks incredible. It's highly stylized. Very polished. All the dirt, grunge, scratches and faux wear-and-tear looks expertly designed and coordinated with the particle effects and lighting--all wonderful, yet very distinct aspects of the digital movie-making process, which still looks a lot like high-end videogame production. But hey--it does look cool. And there's something of a story to this pageant of computer effects--which some games can't honestly claim. In this spectacle, five girls with perfect hair escape from a 1950's-esque Institution by way of a Matrix-like gamer-quest through a realm of their own imagination. The trailer is a lot of fun and the movie looks like it hits just about every major Hot Trope currently in-play amongst fans, dieselpunks, steampunks, gamers, RPG-ers, comic-nistas, nerdists, etc. like a three-fisted steaming-hot bucket of Pulp-istity coming your way this March. Whether you're ready or not. Like the movies' tag-line declares: You Will Be Unprepared. Or not.
This movie has style nailed six ways from sunday...like William Gibson's Neuromancer when it firswt dropped...but does it have any substance? Does it matter? Does anyone care? Candy is yummy. Just be sure to brush your teeth afterwards.