This week at the movies, a wimpy kid is getting picked on again and some butt-kickin girls are jumping from comic books to the big screen in the action fantasy "Sucker Punch."
From director Zack Snyder who brought us "300" and "Watchmen," this new stylish adventure has Emily Browning as a girl who is locked up in a mental institution and uses her imagination to fight her way out. Determined to win her freedom, she convinces four friends to join her on a dangerous journey that blurs the lines between reality and fantasy.
The Reel Deal: This is a 17-year-old boy's dream come true. And as long as you don't get bogged down with little things like story - if big style, action, cool effects and chicks kicking some serious butt sounds like fun to you - then "Sucker Punch" delivers. I'm in.
It's volume two of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and this time "Rodrick Rules."
In this second movie based on the children's books, Greg heads off to junior high. But growing up isn't easy, and the harder he tries to be popular, the more he ends up falling on his face. Even his older brother can't seem to stop himself from getting in on the bullying act.
The Reel Deal: Kind of a no harm, no foul. Kids under 12 might be reasonably entertained, and you might get in a good nap. But for the cost of a full price ticket, I say make your kid read the book again or wait for the DVD. I'm out.
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