In Review

Film director Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300), collaborated with Grammy®nominated composer and music director Marius de Vries (Moulin Rouge!) and composer Tyler Bates (Watchmen, 300, Californication) to select the collection of songs featured on the soundtrack. “Working with Marius and re-teaming with Tyler on SUCKER PUNCH’S soundtrack was an extraordinary experience,” Snyder stated. “SUCKER PUNCH is a film created with multiple levels of reality, so this same layered construct had to be considered and applied when approaching the music. The selection of songs we chose and the various ways in which they were each reenvisioned had to add depth, dimension and meaning to the sequences they exist within. Marius and Tyler did an amazing job creating an intricate musical landscape to accompany the surreal imagery of the film.” The soundtrack contains a number of impressive tracks such as “Army Of Me (Sucker Punch Remix)” (Björk featuring Skunk Anansie), “White Rabbit” (Emiliana Torrini), and “I Want It All”/“We Will Rock You” Mash-Up (Queen with Armageddon Aka Geddy), but the standout track is delivered by the film’s leading lady, Emily Browning. Emily’s breathy, sensual approach to the unnervingly undulating “Sweet Dreams” is sinisterly brilliant. Browning is a sorceress wielding unfathomable power beneath the misleading guise of a chilling tranquility. S UCKER P UNCH : T HE O RIGINAL M OTION P ICTURE S OUNDTRACK is a stunningly foreboding work, that strikes with a raw, unrelenting, gut-pummeling force.

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“SUCKER PUNCH is 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.” — Big Hassle The fiercely imaginative and wildly inventive drive of the soundtrack offers a nearly overwhelming sensual experience. Familiar songs writhe and mutate, curling up to recede into themselves only to unfold and emerge as evolved, darker versions that are ready for battle. The individual tracks are firmly sutured into a tar-like tapestry of sound where they shift and meld until the once disparate songs are remarkably similar. Imagine a soundscape where Eurythmics, Björk, The Pixies, Queen and Jefferson Airplane tumble through each other like the amorphous substance found in a lava lamp.

Songwriter’s Monthly - April ’11, #135