Another flashy trailer for Zack Snyder’s next film Sucker Punch has hit the web this week, and although I continue to be intrigued by the visuals, I am still not completely sold on this thing. Emily Browning stars as Baby Doll, a girl who is institutionalized in Brattleboro, Vermont, where her mind gets locked away in an imaginary world. She has five days to find her way back to reality before she will be lobotomized. Along the way she is joined by fellow inmates Amber (Jamie Chung), Rocket (Jena Malone), Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish) and Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), re-envisioned as bad ass warriors.
The trailer reveals the plot point that she must recover five mystical items in order to escape, which feels more like a video game than a movie (not the first time one of Snyder’s films has invited that comparison). In fact, given the choice, I think I’d prefer to play the video game. Everything looks so fake and CG, and for once I was actually looking forward to the 3-D element for the added immersion. Ironically, they have since decided against a 3-D release. At the risk of sounding overly cynical, I’ll say that the speed ramping is starting to feel like a bit of a crutch for Snyder, and he’s going to have to bring something more to the table story-wise if he hopes to sidestep the inevitable Inception comparisons. Are you looking forward to Sucker Punch? It hits theatres on March 25th, 2011; check out the new trailer after the jump or watch it in HD over at Apple.com.