Zack Snyder's long-awaited cinematic mind-trip "Sucker Punch" finally hits theaters this Friday. At the center of the story are five women, all of them inmates at the fictional Lennox House for the Mentally Insane. They're also exotic dancers, and ass-kicking warriors as well. The film's most intense action unfolds in a sort of fantasy reality. The less said about it here, the better; what you need to know is that each of the five Lennox inmates get to show off their particular talents during these sequences.
To get you in the mood for Friday's release, we're profiling each one right here on MTV Movies Blog all week. We've already highlighted Amber (Jamie Chung), Rocket (Jena Malone) and Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), and today we're showcasing Blondie, played by Vanessa Hudgens.
For many of you readers, Hudgens needs no introduction. She is, of course, Gabriella Montez from the popular "High School Musical" series. Ever since the third movie in that franchise, Hudgens has been pushing herself in new directions. There is "Sucker Punch," of course, but she also has the lead female role in the "Beauty & the Beast" remix, "Beastly," as well as the September-releasing "Journey to the Center of the Earth" sequel, "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island."
Blondie is a tough, smart cookie, perhaps too smart for her own good. She's learned how to get by in the insane world of Lennox House and how to best look out for herself, even if someone else is going to suffer for it. She's also a wiz with a mounted machine gun.
The comment about Blondie being "too smart for her own good"? That. Blondie is frightened, just like the rest of her fellow inmates, but there's a survival instinct in that fear that overpowers the sense of camaraderie among the women. That instinct mixed with her innate intelligence makes for a dangerous combo.
Blondie is able to let her mounted machine gun skills shine when the team faces off against a massive, fire-breathing dragon. She may not have the moves that her teammates do, but she makes up for it with an unending hail of high-caliber bullets.
Check back with us throughout the week for more "Sucker Punch" coverage, and tell us what you think in the comments section and on Twitter!