YOU WILL BE UNPREPARED.
In the 1960s, Babydoll (Emily Browning) is put in a mental asylum by her wicked stepdad where she enters an imaginary world and gets to know four dancers in a brothel; together, they battle monsters and German zombies. In director Zack Snyder’s world, this is girl power on full display. To the rest of us, this is a lame-brained chance to watch cute girls in sexy outfits who fight all kinds of enemies in computer-animated environs and never breaks a sweat. Slick, fast and entertaining, but never engaging on a deeper level.
2011-U.S. 110 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Zack Snyder. Screenplay: Zack Snyder, Steve Shibuya. Cast: Emily Browning (Babydoll), Abbie Cornish (Sweet Pea), Jena Malone (Rocket), Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino… Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn.
Trivia: Alternative version runs 127 min. Emma Stone and Evan Rachel Wood were allegedly considered for roles.