Sucker Punch is Zack Snyder's first break from adapting someone else's work, and either because he just wanted to go balls to the wall on his first auteur outing, or because he plainly needs the focus of pre-existing material, Sucker Punch is a glimpse into a hyperactive, overstimulated, geek-tunnel-vision mind. Which would be perfectly fine as a fun, disposable, style-over-substance action film. But for reasons surpassing comprehension, Snyder had to go and try to make it some feminist statement as well -- despite being woefully ill-equipped to do so -- and the result is an action movie that is not only derivative and juvenile, but an action movie that is a misguided failure on an intellectual level as well. Why do that to yourself, dude?
Now that everyone who saw and enjoyed A Cinderella Story and Sydney White has graduated from high school and moved on to the next stage of their movie viewing habits, it's time for Hollywood to start churning out a new generation of updated fairy tale movies for a fresh crop of kids who haven't seen enough to know any better. Would it be nice if they made something more original or even slightly more sophisticated than Beastly is? Of course, but why put in all that effort? Judging from the success of The Twilight Saga, it's not like the target audience who wants this would care much either way.
Vanessa Hudgens (who apparently dropped the Anne to appear as a more credible actress or something) is rumored to be in talks for the role of Leah in the Twilight series. Now it's not that I don't think she's a lovely girl, who is very well suited to playing a fresh-faced pop tartlet in whatever Disney movie that may come her way, but I just don't think that this is the direction she should be going in. Rather, I don't think this is the direction that New Moon (the next Twilight film) should be going in. I thought the whole point of axing the director was to make the next film suck less. Maybe I misunderstood. If that's the case, fill it up with pretty teens who are totally miscast (Nikki Reed, I'm looking in your general direction) and use terrible special effects to make Robert Pattinson look sparkly/sweaty. See if I care. See if I go see that movie. I won't be fooled again. (OK, I probably will go see it, but I'll claim it is for research for work). Anyway, here are the reasons I think that Vanessa Hudgens should not be in this movie, and the Twilight PTB should keep on looking for another girl to play the unlucky-in-love lycanthrope.