Se­ri­ous butt

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Movies -

YOU need only draw upon mem­o­ries of re­cent su­per­hero tale Watch­men and the cult graphic novel adap­ta­tion of 300 to get an idea of what you’re go­ing to get from this lat­est Zach Sny­der romp. His im­pres­sive vis­ual style and strong stylised ac­tion gave those films some much needed zing and that’s again on show in this fan­tasy ac­tion romp. The dark go­ings on fol­low a young woman who is in­car­cer­ated in an in­sane asy­lum for a vi­o­lent crime and she’s due for a lo­bot­omy not long af­ter thanks to an in­sis­tent step­fa­ther with de­signs on her in­her­i­tance. To deal with her sit­u­a­tion she re­treats into a fan­tasy world, and to es­cape her up­com­ing brain re-mod­el­ling she teams with some of her gal-pal in­mates to find a way out. Imag­i­na­tion and meta­phoric fan­tasy runs wild here and the ac­tion scenes are a blast of babes and sub­text. Cer­tainly a good-looker on more than one ac­count but its in­tended depth is a touch ques­tion­able. Ex­tras: ★★★ Ex­tended cut with 17 min­utes of ex­tra footage, an­i­mated shorts and fea­ture­length look at the pro­duc­tion hosted by di­rec­tor Zach Sny­der.

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