As fans of all-female action movies, we wanted to like Sucker Punch. But the trailer, like a lot of director Zack Snyder’s work, seems more concerned with flashing images and adrenaline over development of the narrative or creating connection with the characters. Here’s what we know about the plot: It’s the 1950s. A girl named Baby Doll (Emily Browning) is locked up in a mental institution by her stepfather. In order to escape an impending lobotomy, she must team up with her fellow inmates (Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish) on a quest that takes places in a video game-inspired alternate reality filled with dragons, robots, and samurai warriors. There are lots of machine guns and explosions. Also: Jon Hamm, but we didn’t spot him here.
Sucker Punch opens in theaters March 25, 2010. Will you be checking it out?