Sucker Punch (♦♦♦½)

Baby Doll (Emily Browning), Amber (Jamie Chung), Rocket (Jena Malone), Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens) and Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), are five girls secluded in an institution for the mentally insane. Most of them are orphans. Baby Doll was brought in by her abusive stepfather after she tried to kill him following a family tragedy, which unfolded to the beat of Sweet Dreams.

These five girls have been set aside to perform sensual dances and dispense favors for high rollers. The girls execute a plan to escape; with that purpose they have to collect useful items, battle real German soldiers, mythological monsters and deactivate a bomb on a high speed train, all while Baby Doll dances to the sound of techno music.

This movie is a more commercial Inception without the lecture. It is difficult to pinpoint the time when the story takes place, but it’s not needed. Since the opening notes of Sweet Dreams is one big rush of adrenaline until the closing credits. Beautiful makeup, sexy outfits and plenty of butt kicking action make this movie a rollercoaster ride, albeit an odd one.

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