What a film! Combining action, thriller and fantasy, it also has a real video game feel about it, and the girls kick ass!
A quick plot summary for those who haven’t seen it (although you should! NOW!!) – a girl is put into an asylum by her evil stepfather as she accidently killed her sister in self-defence against him. She imagines the asylum is a club, where the girls are all clients.
Each time Babydoll dances, the girls are transported into an alternate reality, where they need to complete a mission to gain an object. Hence the video game feel.
The visuals are breathtaking, with 3 different levels of reality presented.
The Game Levels:
Great characters, great costume design and visuals!
I love the fact that the girls are empowered by using their sexyness and are amazingly skilled, strong warriors!
The soundtrack is excellent combining Bjork’s ‘Army of Me’ and re-makes of ‘Sweet Dreams are made of these’, sung by Emily Browning (the lead character). The music is strong, wistful, sexy and energetic, progressing the plot as much as the action.
As the Wiseman said: “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”