As American as fishnets and rocket launchers.
If nothing else, Zack Snyder knows how to put on a spectacle. The first trailer for his original idea, SUCKER PUNCH debuted at the Comic-Con, and needless to say, there's a lot going on in it. Wikipedia says:
"Set in the 1950s, it tells the story of Baby Doll (Emily Browning), who is trying to hide from the pain caused by her evil stepfather. She ends up in a mental institution in Brattleboro, Vermont and while there, she starts to imagine an alternative reality. She plans to escape from that imaginary world but to do that she needs to steal five objects before she is caught by a vile man. She has 5 days to escape before being lobotomized. In order to cope with the situation, she enters the hyper-real world of her imagination, and the lines between reality and dream begin to blur. She is joined with friends who are inmates from the institution. Lessons learned in the said fantasy world could help the girls escape their real-world fate."
This sort of has an Inception and THE MATRIX sound and look to it, although it's turned up to eleven. Snyder has a very unique aesthetic, and you have to be a confident guy to have a cute, blonde girl fight an oversized samurai and dragons and be taken seriously. His films attract a very specific group of followers. They're not for everyone, but you have to admire his ability to stick to what he knows.
Sucker Punch also stars Vanessa Hudgens (hopefully shedding her HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL persona) as the oddly named Blondie; Abbie Cornish as Sweet Pea; Jamie Chung as Amber; Jena Malone as Rocket; Carla Gugino as Madam Gorski; Jon Hamm as High Roller; and Scott Glenn as the Wiseman.