From the Urban Dictionary:
"Easily confused with a punch defined as a 'bitch move' a true sucker punch is quite a bit more complex than a simple unanounced attack. It primarily involves a closed fist contacting the soft underbelly of a person (beneath the rib cage) at a high velocity, causing the ensuing force to press upward on the victim's diaphram, leading to a sudden expulsion of air from the victim's mouth and lungs. This opening blow leaves the victim open to various other attacks, often leading to what would be called 'bitch moves' because of the defenseless nature of the victim."
The reader may have heard that the film Sucker Punch is a terrible, awful film. Don't believe it. The film has a premise. The viewer must buy the premise, or the viewer will be left out to lunch.
I predict that vast numbers would dislike the film because A) there is a really heavy-handed point that's made to conceal the deeper issue; B) certain plot elements seem unbelievable to macho-nerd elements when performed by women; and C) the nested elements of the setting suggest an unacceptable ulterior motive on the part of the director that will bother women. Finally, the nested quality overall will mean that a substantial portion of the population will just plain not get it.
If, on the other hand, the reader can remember Heavy Metal magazine from its hey-day circa 1978-1982, in the period that featured Moebius, Caza, Berni Wrightson and Angus Mckie, when it served as better adventure fodder than the Dragon Magazine, the reader will be better prepared than most to enjoy Sucker Punch for what it offers.
But understand, this is a chick flick. There's more than one woman character. The women characters talk to each other for more than thirty seconds, and they talk about things other than men. It thankfully dismisses chatter about having babies, but the motivations are women's motivations, not men's. Although the women perform, battle or sacrifice as men would, a great many nerds will find it all somewhat disquieting ... even just wrong. The movie was not made for nerds who are uncomfortable with their sexuality.
There is a great deal of porn. Battle porn, sexual porn, film-maker porn. But the slant is not traditional. So many will disparage the porn as cheap, tawdry, purposeless and commercial. Pay no attention to them. The porn was made for other people.
So, if you have a traditional perspective on the world; if your perception of men and women fits comfortably into the mainstream; and if your experience with complicated film art forms is limited, then I recommend not seeing Sucker Punch. You will seriously not like it.
Speaking for myself, I still feel like the movie was somehow jacked into my arm, and that I am writing this while high.