Martinis and Popcorn: ‘Sucker Punch’ and ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Roddick Rules’
Sucker Punch and Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Roddick Rules make two unlikely opponents in this weekend’s box office. Only in Hollywood will you see the Wimpy Kid try to Sucker Punch a gang of sexy girls who can kick butt!
With a sexy female cast consisting of Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, newly found bad-ass Vanessa Hudgens and Jamie Chung, it’s no wonder Sucker Punch is the dominant favorite. The story is about a young girl who’s institutionalized after losing her mother and her sister. Learning of the institution’s decision to lobotomize her, she along with her four closest gal pals plan their escape… which takes them into an alternate reality named the “brothel world” where they dress up as sailors? Check out photos in the gallery from the Nylon Magazine 12th Anniversary Issue Party with the Sucker Punch cast at Tru Hollywood on March 24, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
While there is a psychological level to undersatnding the film, the real underlying story is about Warner Bros.’ expectations for director Zach Snyder. With his last two films (Legend of the Guardians and Watchmen) barely making a mark compared to 300, Warner Bros.’ is hoping he and Sucker Punch perform to justify contracting him for the upcoming Superman: Man of Steel.
And to think, a Wimpy Kid is hoping to rattle a few cages. Either way, the male audience is set to take on the Wimpy Kid role and identify with the character or drool over the untouchable sailor girl.