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Sucker Punch

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Has anyone ever asked you the question, “What would your dream job be?” Basically, what would you do with your life if you got paid to live it? This is what I would do. This! See and write about the movies I love. It seems silly, and I was always worried it did. That was until I realized a dream could be lost. I felt I’d taken my life for granted. I’d been so incredibly blessed to have accomplished what I had, to have loved the people I still do. When I realized that what I wanted wouldn’t always be there I decided to make the most of life; I stumbled upon creating “My Life at the Movies.”

What started out as an innocent afternoon watching “Julie & Julia,” has turned into one of my greatest accomplishments to date. I’ve created moments and expressed those beyond my control here over seventy times! In addition I fell into continual inspiration with “The <3 Blog,” which is a passion beyond my ability to give a behind-the-scenes.

From the first movie I included to its many styles and series I‘ve thoroughly enjoyed this creative outlet. Furthermore, promoting my awards and adventures has not only helped me find renewed confidence, but also fellow fans. It’s created fun nights with the family, as well as proof that movies can be shared. I’m proud of MLatM. I write it for me, and I’m amazed that people read it for them. This is my baby, my Golden Baby, (that one’s for the fans).

Sucker Punch was for me. I know that the critics are on a tyrannical rampage to bury some seventy millimeter, but I just don’t get it. I went alone opening night to Toronto’s Scotiabank Theater. With a back row IMAX seat I was so fanboy giddy I started talking to the people beside me, (people that know me, know I do this).  At first the couple next to me was hesitant about their excitement, but when I shared with them mine… they acquiesced and opened up.

Sucker Punch was for the fans. For everyone that waited eagerly for 300 to hit theaters. For everyone that thought The Watchmen was the greatest super hero movie ever made.  It was for people who love Snyder’s super-stylized look, and were baffled by the brilliance of this his first story. He finally did it; he made the first original motion comic! I loved it, and I’m gonna need another blog to explain why. In the meantime let me get something off my chest. The critics got paid to hate this movie, I paid to love it! I’ll pay to see it again, and I’ll pay for the deluxe edition blu ray. Sucker Punch is up for four Golden Babies after all. Stay tuned to find out which in an upcoming “my life at the movies.”

Comments

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed it. We’ve spoken about how the press tries to bury certain movies, they tried to do it with Battle: LA (and to a certain extent did).

    I will say this wasn’t my fav from him. I will always love 300 & Watchmen so much more, but again, like we said, it’s like arguing which Tarantino movie is the best! They’re all good!

    • Anonymous

      Agreed! For me I believe this may creep up to The Watchmen level of obsession. It definitely surpassed 300 already for me. Again, like you said, its a silly debate. They are all so good. I think you are gonna like part 2 of for Sucker Punch a lot. It will be way more in depth. Writing it tonight… CAN’T WAIT for you NL picks to drop!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Agreed! For me I believe this may creep up to The Watchmen level of obsession. It definitely surpassed 300 already for me. Again, like you said, its a silly debate. They are all so good. I think you are gonna like part 2 of for Sucker Punch a lot. It will be way more in depth. Writing it tonight… CAN’T WAIT for you NL picks to drop!!!!

  • Chris Elliott

    Awesome piece man. I thought this movie looked mad weak, but I’ll def take your word for it. I really enjoyed the trip down memory lane for the MLATM fans. Good work sir.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think you are going to like this, that said, that is simply my opinion. This is for the fanboys. Zack Snyder fans dying for a piece of his mind on celluloid. That said, part two of this MLatM will be out tonight… so peep that for a better look at the film.

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  • http://twitter.com/g_gryffyn 그웬 (Gwen)

    It took me a bit of time to track this one down (living here in SoKor means it’s hard for me to find current movies sometimes and I’m not patient enough to wait for them to show up). I can see your enthusiasm for it, but I still think it was not great, but in an interesting sort of way. There was a good idea for a movie here (some good meta-stuff on the nature of creativity for one), some very good visuals and action sequences, and a potentially interesting take on the lengths or sacrifices one will make in order to be happy. I’m not convinced it all worked the way Snyder meant, but it was a good attempt. And Scott Glenn was terrific.

    • Anonymous

      I’m in love with the movie myself. I do understand it is super niche though when I consider my bias opinions. I’ve seen it three times in theatre already. I’m going again tomorrow ;)

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  • Anonymous

    My expectations were super low by the time I got a chance to watch this, but I liked it a lot. It plays to the things I like, reality vs fantasy and the line between creativity and insanity. But one thing about this movie stood above everything else: The Nazi Sequence. I mean come on, Steampunk Clockwork Zombie Nazi’s? Too much win. Plus the scenes in that sequence with all the girls fighting in their different styles was epic.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed! My buddy I went with the 2nd time LOVED the steampunk Nazis. I thought it was such a clever way to show violence without blood. Brilliant. Everyone I know that has seen this so far has loved it. Bump the critics!

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