If you’ve been unimpressed by all the marketing for Zack Snyder’s upcoming movie Legend of the Guardians up until now and started to worry that maybe he had gone soft, this new trailer should put your mind at ease. I think it’s safe to say that his next movie Sucker Punch will instantly restore him to the status of deity in the eyes of fanboys. It’s got hot chicks, machine guns, explosions, samurai warriors, planets, robots, martial arts, jet packs, dragons and, of course, plenty of slow-mo. If you thought Kick-Ass felt manufactured to create an artificial geekgasm, well… you ain’t seen nothing yet.
It appears that Zack Snyder has discovered the same secret that The Wachowski Brothers, Guillermo Del Toro and Christopher Nolan stumbled onto… and that is, if you set your movie in a dream world, you can do whatever the hell you want. It doesn’t have to make sense or follow the rules of physics. The story revolves around a young girl in a mental institution who retreats to an alternate reality in her mind as a coping mechanism. I’ll give Zack Snyder credit, this trailer cranks it up to 11… I just don’t know if I can handle a whole movie of this. Sucker Punch stars Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Carla Gugino, Jena Malone, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, and Jon Hamm, and it hits theatres on March 25th, 2011. Watch the trailer in HD over at Apple.com right now, or hit the jump to see an embedded version.