What, exactly, is going on in this movie? The early scenes make it clear that a teenage girl is unjustly confined to an institution by her abusive stepfather, but what happens once she’s inside is open to the viewer’s interpretation. Profoundly bizarre and violent fantasy sequences substitute for actual events in the institution, and the conclusion is as baffling as everything that precedes it.
■ Title — Sucker Punch
■ Director — Zack Snyder
■ Cast — Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish
■ Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and language
■ Distributor — Warner Bros.
■ ©2011 | 1h 50m | Action, Adventure, Fantasy