Army of the Dead director, Zack Snyder, opens up about his 2011 action film, Sucker Punch, saying it is one of his most misunderstood films.
Army of the dead director, Zack Snyder, recently made comments regarding his 2011, female-fronted action film, Sucker Punch, which he calls misunderstood. Coming off the back of films like 300 and Watchmen, Snyder got the chance to write and direct an original concept with Sucker Punch. However, the film received heavily negative reviews, resulting in a 22% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While critics highlighted the impressive technical prowess Snyder brought to the director’s chair, most pointed out the oversexualized characters and lack of depth when it came to plot.
The film revolves around a young girl named Babydoll who is forcefully institutionalized by her stepfather. As a way of coping, she manifests alternate reality scenarios in her mind that help her plan an escape for herself and the other girls trapped in the asylum. Aside from directing, Snyder co-wrote the film with Steve Shibuya, and the cast featured Emily Browning, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Carla Gugino, and Jamie Chung. Sucker Punch also features performances from Jon Hamm and Oscar Isaac, who were just starting to make names for themselves at the time.