I persistently convinced myself to see this movie even though I have already read some reviews – negative reviews. Well, I decided to see it for myself. Unfortunately, I got what I deserved.
After Baby Doll’s mother dies, her lecherous father gets frustrated because he will not receive anything from the will. He attempts to rape her daughters but upon struggle he killed Baby Doll’s sister. When the police arrives, her father tells that Baby Doll was suffering from depression and put the blame on her. Baby Doll was placed into a mental institution. She attempts to escape and in the process befriended four other patients.
In order for them to get out from the asylum, they need to get five artifacts that will contribute to their escape. Every artifact presents a battle.
Before the trailer misled you, there were three different story worlds. First is the reality. Second is the burlesque club. Third is the sword-hand-gun combat battle ground. The battles happen in Baby Doll’s mind when she dances. She dances for the club. The club was a theatrical play for the patients’ therapy.
The movie was boring despite the overwhelming visual effects, gorgeous dancers with their seductive lingerie and other objects of desires. The first world was fast paced. The second world was fast paced. The third world was fast paced. In result, I cannot appreciate the plot. In addition, no matter how great the battles were, I never seemed to admire it. It lacked an important attribute: grace. I never got the feeling of their adventure.
I never grasped the meaning of the story. The first and last part had some narration, which I assume the message of the story. But the details were blurred. I cannot connect the entire segments to form a satisfying picture.
I enjoyed the soundtrack, the view, the effects. The music proved helpful on getting a feeling than the actress’ acting. No matter how I consider and reconsider the good stuff this movie offers I always end up with a statement: The movie was not impressive.