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Comic-Con: ‘Sucker-Punch’ Panel

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageRather than recount Zach Snyder’s bubbly panel for his upcoming movie-thing Sucker Punch, I’m just going to try and describe what I saw. The trailer looks insane.

As near as I can tell, here’s what happened:

A father deposits his hot blonde daughter (Emily Browning) in a mental asylum in Vermont. She gets into fights there. Somewhere along the line, she experiences a break, and Carlo Gugino appears with a goofy Russian accent, telling hot blonde daughter that she can escape into her mind whenever she wants.

Meanwhile, rotund, spats-wearing, cigar-chomping men arrive to force the blonde into a burlesque show, establishing a corsets-and-stilettos aesthetic for the whole thing.

That when it cuts to a post-apocalyptic, video-game-style version of a futuristic Nazi Germany (? — a pure guess), and all of the women involved show up wearing steampunked-up corsets, military boots and various pieces of body armor. To get an idea, here are some action figures from the movie:

Once the trailer shifts over to post-apocalyptic Germany, that’s when things get really wild. Dragons. Giant Robotech-style mechwarriors. WWI-era bi-planes. Samurais. Scott Glenn in the David Carradine role from Kill Bill.

Snyder delivers all of it with his (by now) trademark cross-processed, CG-enhanced, hyperactive flair. It might be too sweet for some, but I’m in. Here’s a gallery from the panel:


Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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