Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sucker Punch

There's a lot I could say about this movie but I haven't quite wrapped my brain around it yet. Suffice to say, the critics who panned this as a pure exploitation flick by Zach Snyder, completely missed this film. Not only is this a movie that essentially critiques the fanboy fetishization of women, it is a very very dark film about abuse, mind control, and disassociation.

There are many flaws in this movie, and I understand anyone who says that it's ultimately a chore to get through. I found the action sequences visually impressive but boring in the way that the action scenes in the second two Matrix films were boring. The film is also compromised, I think, by its PG-13 rating, fairly inappropriate for its subject matter.

Check it out if you want to see a video game version of Mulholland Drive, Showgirls, and Black Swan. Interesting film and future cult classic.


  1. found it exceptionally strange. also, weird to watch on an airplane with people disapprovingly stealing glances.

  2. I haven't seen it yet (I am bit Zack Snyder-ed out) but maybe I'll give it a chance now. At any rate, Kim Morgan felt the same as you about it,


  3. It is exceptionally strange. I think, even if you don't like it, you have to admire it's bizarre ambition. Kevin, check it out at some point--it's much more interesting than I thought it would be.