'Sucker Punch' and its vastly varied references: A slideshow
Critics aren't sure whether Zack Snyder's new film is genius or garbage... but it certainly is drawing a glut of comparisons to other films
"Sucker Punch" is a melting pot of movies, say critics, who compare it to "Inception," "Shrek," "Star Wars"... and Pokemon. Facebook

Sucker Punch, the new film from director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) hits theatres Friday, in both 2D and 3D. The film describes itself as an "epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality." Critics, however, are finding other words, many of them unkind, for the film, and making reference to everything from Dickens to Showgirls to describe the fanboy pastiche. "Sucker Punch is not one of the worst movies of the year," says Josh Tyler at Cinema Blend. "It's three of the worst slapped together on a single reel." Here, a gallery of some of the things critics see slapped together.



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