Possible extras on the Sucker Punch Blu-ray?
Next week sees the release of Sucker Punch on DVD and Blu-Ray. You know what this means – a whole raft of extras designed to entice unsuspecting movie fans (i.e. people who didn’t see two-hour music video on the big screen) to shell out for a movie that will be lucky to earn back its estimated $90 million price tag.
I was lucky enough to see it for free and man, am I glad I didn’t pay for it. That said, I should add it’s not as bad as I had anticipated; but it’s not also bad enough to warrant so-bad-you-have-to-see-it tag. In fact, it’s resoundingly mediocre, though with just enough visual inventiveness and WTF? moments to hold one’s interest, at least for this viewer.
However, the idea of the a DVD/Blu-Ray release got me thinking about what kind of extras they could, but probably won’t, include. Herewith:
Zach Snyder on the Death of Storytelling – Director/co-screenwriter Snyder takes the viewer step-by-step through his method of writing the original screenplay, explaining creative decisions such as populating the script with bland, characterless stereotypes whom no one will remember five minutes after the movie. Also: Snyder explains his technique of draining any possible wit out of dialogue, particularly instances when characters are confronted with video-game monsters that warrant at least a dry response about how fucked-up this all is. Bonus: Snyder explains how he came up with the names “Baby Doll” and “Sweet Pea”.
The Madonna/Whore Complex – Special guest Camille Paglia‘s audio commentary explains the significance of female characters who occupy a mental asylum which becomes a bordello/dancehall which leads to a rich fantasy life where they have super-powers and defeat steam-powered Nazis.
Interview with film critic Bo Rapinski - As the only person to pick Sucker Punch as his favourite movie of 2010, blogger Bo Rapinsky (Ain’tIttheShit.com and Ilovetitties.org) has his work cut out for him. But Bo, taking a break from filling out accreditation forms to comic book conventions, was happy to explain why Sucker Punch is so “epic” and “awesome” in exchange for Jena Malone‘s phone number.