Director Zack Snyder says that in spite of everything these years, he’s nonetheless planning on doing a director’s reduce of his 2011 action-fantasy movie Sucker Punch. I truly revisited this film not too long ago, and it’s such a superbly made and funky motion film! The story and script wanted a bit work, however I nonetheless loved the film.
Throughout an interview with Letterboxd, Snyder talked concerning the director’s reduce and affords perception on the ending of the movie, saying:
“I’ve by no means gotten round to doing the director’s reduce. I nonetheless plan to in some unspecified time in the future. However within the unique ending when Babydoll is within the chair within the basement with Blue – she’s already been lobotomized – when the cop shines the sunshine on her, the set breaks aside and he or she stands up and he or she sings a tune on stage.”
The film does finish with a lobotomy, however it implies that Babydoll additionally obtained justice for the abuse that got here from her stepfather. Snyder went on to say, the studios thought the unique ending was too bizarre:
“It is weirdly not optimistic and optimistic on the identical time. That is sort of what the tone was on the finish. We examined it and the studio thought it was too bizarre, so we modified it. You will get to see it in some unspecified time in the future, I am positive. I hope.”
Sucker Punch follows a younger lady named Babydoll who’s institutionalized by her abusive stepfather after her sister’s demise. Whereas confined in a psychological establishment, she retreats into an imaginative, fantasy world to flee her grim actuality. On this various actuality, Babydoll and 4 different sufferers grow to be warriors who should retrieve 5 objects to assist them break away earlier than Babydoll is lobotomized. The movie has a multi-layered narrative and explores themes of freedom, energy, and sisterhood.
I hope Snyder truly does get round to doing his Sucker Punch director’s reduce. I’d be inquisitive about watching that. The movie was panned by critics when it was launched however has since gained a cult following.