It is easy to dismiss Sucker Punch as a series of incomprehensible fetishistic CGI set-pieces contained within a self-important story. But the film deserves more than that. So I have taken the time to think through what I have seen and I have to come to the conclusion that Sucker Punch is a series of incomprehensible fetishistic CGI set-pieces contained within a self-important story.
It had a tumultuous history coming to the screen but when it arrived American Psycho showed that making a movie out of the notorious novel was possible. The novel, about an inhuman yuppie serial killer, is meandering, unfocused and very very graphic. When reading it I was struck by how much material there was to choose from when writing the screenplay.
Nowhere to Hide has an interesting reference to a potentially-true event in Korean history, which I will reveal a little later. But that isn’t the only thing that makes this film a fascinating addition to the world of Korean Film.
What do you call this genre? “Found Footage” films? You know the ones: A pile of tapes or film reels are found and we get to see the rough footage leading up to them being lost.
In honor of LCD’s birthday I am writing a review of a film by one of his favorite stars. In Nowhere to Run, Jean-Claude Van Damme plays Sam, a man on the run from the law who is trying to forget his past.