Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Review: Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch
Dir. Zack Snyder
Year: 2011
Aus Rating: MA15+
Running Time: 110mins

Original concept, female-led fantasy films don’t come along very often these days, what with Hollywood’s obsession with men, remakes, reboots and sequels, making Zack Snyder’s newest film, Sucker Punch, noteworthy. Moreso noteworthy is how truly awful it is. Snyder has succeeded in turning his female empowerment action extravaganza into a full-blown bore.

Read the rest at Trespass Magazine

Oy... what a train wreck. I'd also recommend you check out Clem Bastow's review at The Vine, which is a fantastic dissection of this colossal WTF-fest. In an early draft of my review - which, if you click over to Trespass, includes references to Sex and the City, Mortal Kombat, the "I Spit on Your Grave School of Feminism" and "Zach Snyder: Empowering women to wear matching hooker ensembles whilst seducing and murdering evil rapists since 2011!" and much more - I actually had many of the same observations, but had to cut them due to word limit. As Clem quipped on Facebook, "This movie is so dumb it's reduced all critics to sharing the same synapse." So true. D

1 comment:

Vinc said...

It's frustrating. Nobody understand this masterpiece. Snyder is a Nazi? Snyder is crazy? Sucker Punch is crazy like Von Trier's Antichrist? Yeah, of course! The critics are dead (american and italians) about this unbeliavable, inadmissible show of death.