Monday, March 28, 2011

Sucker punched by "Sucker Punch"-- Girls and guns don't equal female empowerment

This really is the best movie ever cuz its like hollywood finally said to me Fuk yeah you my man are all we care about heres some awesome shit for you to get off on and everyone else can just go fuk themselves and you get to watch. Read more...
I just "liked" Flick Filosopher Maryann Johanson on Facebook solely on the basis of her Sucker Punch review, written in what oddly sounds like the voice of the guy who sat behind me yesterday afternoon when I went to see the movie. Based on the predominately male and middle-aged audience in the theater, I am likely the only woman who fell for the previews and thought Sucker Punch might be some video game or graphic novel-based film about ass-kicking chicks who slay dragons and other cool shit. Well, actually, that stuff does happen, but it's surrounded by too many other porny, fetishy, gender- and race-biased tropes to be any sort of empowerment tale. The characters were too cartoonish to be relatable. And the fight scenes and CGI weren't exciting enough to allow me to forget the analysis and enjoy the fun. Sucker Punch comes off like a slightly twisted  adolescent's wet dream--if said wet dream had the benefit of a cool score and awesome computer-generated graphics.

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