Sucker Punch [2011]

The plot is paper-thin, the characters are underdeveloped, the ending is rushed and a little weak but, somehow, miraculously, it all works. It’s no surprise that a movie featuring five gorgeous women with big weapons can be entertaining, but it really is. The film works, mainly, on an audiovisual level, as narrative is not Zack Snyder’s strong suit, but the Asian-inspired, futuristic-yet-retro aesthetic is magnificent. Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac are terrific in their roles, as well.