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    • CommentAuthorALE
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
    Color my synapses intrigued, thoughts?

    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
    I must have seen that trailer about three times or so and I still don't know what the hell it's about. Not really impressed.
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
    I think this trailer looks like a horrible mess of a film, but then again I am specifically looking for films that don't feature female characters as offspring of puerile fantasies, also I think 300 is a pile of shit and Zack Snyder, while clearly a fanboy, is also a hack. And I am anticipating media snippets about how empowering this film is for women, who get to fight in their underwear and be really sexy-while-deadly, all of which colors my impression negatively. Basically, it looks like someone made a film out of their favorite masturbatory fantasies, and while I respond to those images, it's not what I go looking for anymore.
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
    Not sure what to think about the film, but it's pretty cool they resurrected Lords of Acid for the trailer. Time to dig out Voodoo U.
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
    Ever since he did Watchmen, I've wanted to give Snyder a good sucker-punch in the gonads. So I won't be seeing this. No matter how pretty it is.
  1.  (8644.6)
    I think it looks like fun, personally. I like giant bunny-bots, though, so maybe I'm not the best person to judge.

    Still, that's an incredibly bad trailer. It doesn't say a thing about the plot and makes the entire movie look like a confused mess of cheap pandering.
    • CommentAuthorALE
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
    @Shawn; that may very well be why I liked it so much, then again I also enjoyed 300 immensely and haven't seen Watchmen yet, *shrug*
    • CommentAuthorFinal
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
    The Wife and I were just talking about this.
    She said it looks like Inception meets D.E.B.s.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
    All I got out of that trailer is that the visuals will be amazing if you watch that movie on shrooms. I'll need a better trailer before I can really decide what to think. But my interest is piqued.
  2.  (8644.10)
    looks visually interesting, not enough to form an actual opinion on the movie itself though. glad to see reactionary diatribes have finally come to WC though...
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
    I think it looks pretty cool. Dragons, zepelins, samurai, mech suits, ninjas, Baz Luhrman song and dance numbers.... sign me up. No clue what it's about yet, don't really care... it looks like lots of slicing, exploding and gunfucking will ensue, so I'm in. For the record, I loved Watchmen, and have grown to love 300. Snyder's over the top, but he's a craftsman. He's the Bruckheimer of SF / Fantasy, but in a good way.
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010 edited
    It looks like a very high-budget, amazingly stupid B-film. Like all Snyder's movies. (Although I did like his Dawn of the Dead remake.)

    I assume it's about a girl who gets locked up in an insane asylum and then imagines herself away to some fantasyland in order to avoid dealing with the harsh reality of her life? And then all the fantasies are allegories for whatever she's experiencing in there. And a good portion of Russ Meyer, minus the satire.

    Good for a laugh, I imagine.
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
    Sounds like buuullllshit to me. Looks very lovely though. I won't pay to see it but I probably will see it. And then feel kind of annoyed.

    I'm still waiting for Snyder to do something that I think is worth a damn. His movies are always very pretty but I also think they're often paced wrongly and that he has cheese issues (no I am not talking about lactose intolerance).
    • CommentAuthorNoir_Dee
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Huge confused meaningless clusterfuck. My pet peve at present: Films that glamorise mental illness with young pretty girls. 'Oh, look, it's she sexy, see being nuts is FUN FUN FUN!'. This kind of shit actually disgusts me. The only way I'd see it is at a press screening with free beer and a Q&A afterwards. And that's a maybe.
    • CommentAuthorALE
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
    looks visually interesting, not enough to form an actual opinion on the movie itself though. glad to see reactionary diatribes have finally come to WC though...

    hehehe, indeed.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
    Loved 300, was satisfied with Watchmen, and I think this looks utterly fabulous. I especially like the part where all my masturbatory fantasies come to life.
  3.  (8644.17)
    I am looking forward to it! Snyder has mastered technical filmmaking and is a genius in this regard. He is clearly very disiplined and I see a very strong visual creativity in his work which encourages me to think he will also show this creativity in his story telling.

    Sucker punch is the first piece he has had a hand in writing, a right he has definately earned. It is time for him to prove himself and I think the film will be amazing!!
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
    This looks fun. Will need to see more trailers before I'm sure i want to see it though.
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
    From the trailer I would suppose the plot will be risible and hackneyed, and visuals will be freaking amazing.

    So, Avatar then, without Smurfs.
  4.  (8644.20)
    Some spoilery exposition about the plot from Snyder;

    "I dream in a different way. I guess that’s what our movie is about, for me anyway. one of the mechanisms of the film, or the procedural parts of the movie, is that when one of the girls fantasizes or closes her eyes, whatever you want to call it, their adventure parallels a little adventure they’re doing in reality. Like, for instance, they need to steal a lighter that has dragon etched on it. It’s the simplest thing ever. That’s what they’re really doing.

    Baby Doll’s version of it is what you see, that’s the movie — part of it. She closes her eyes, they go to another freakin’ world, they fight a dragon, they have a B-25 with a jet engine, they finally slit the baby dragon’s throat and then… they steal the fire. She ends up killing the dragon and when she comes to, and the music ends, and that object has been stolen because she has successfully distracted the person they needed to distract.

    There’s like this kind of super-simple, straightforward procedural part of it. But then there’s like this insane, when she actually does fantasize, it’s a fantasy. I just use my own imagination as a template. So, yeah they do dream big."