Zack Snyder has directed some pretty cool comic book adaptations for the silver screen; 300, Watchmen and (hopefully) Superman. So when the advertisements for his latest film Sucker Punch started popping up, it was easy for the non-comic-reading public (or even some die-hards) to assume it was another translation. Before going to see it this past weekend, my boyfriend said, “So...this was a graphic novel, right?” Wrong.
Really though, can you blame him? Sucker Punch has comic book written all over it. In fact, this was Snyder’s first original work to be released in theaters so it’s really not that far fetched. For his first film, he remade Dawn of the Dead and his last movie before Sucker Punch, Legends of the Guardian: The Owls of Ga’Hoole was based on a series of children’s books.
So just how was Sucker Punch and why do I think it screams comic book? Read my thoughts in this week's Hey, That's My Cape! at Newsarama.