Before I saw the movie, a friend's Facebook status read, "Sailor Moon + Inception = Sucker Punch." I laughed but I thought Inception was associated only for having a made-up reality. I understood better though after seeing the movie.
Here's the second trailer:
The fighting can be seen as the made-up reality, but there's actually 3 levels to Sucker Punch (thanks buddy for the discussion). I think the viewer needs to realize this fact early so I'll briefly state them so that the story sequence can be understood better.
1ST LEVEL (reality):
As the trailer states, the girl, "Baby Doll," loses her family and she is committed to an institute.
2ND LEVEL (This level can be confused as reality):
In the trailer and movie, you realize that the girls that were once dressed as patients later have prepped hair, make-up, corsets, and nylon like show girls. This is the world that Baby Doll has created to push away the pain and focus on her situation.
Baby doll's will to survive is shown through various fight fantasies.
Levels 1 and 2 have to be recognized as different or else the changed setting and situation only makes sense if the institute was just a front until they change back.
I want to see it again to see if certain characters exist on the first level. Any thoughts to the psychology aspect of Sucker Punch?
On a separate note, I like the movie posters and Alex Pardee's character art like the one below. =) His other art is more dark though.