‘Sucker Punch’: Wonderful provocation or wild objectification?

March 25, 2011 | 9:38 a.m.
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"Sucker Punch" (Warner Bros)

Welcome to the madhouse. We’ve thought for months that “Sucker Punch” would be the most divisive popcorn film of the year, and it hasn’t disappointed on that front. The reviews are all over the place — mostly not friendly — but Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times says the surreal, sexed-up adventure is one  she wouldn’t have missed for the world. A quick excerpt from her review:

Some will see the worst sort of objectification in its Victoria’s Secret-esque femme front line that also includes the scantily clad corps of Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens and Jamie Chung. Others will argue that “Sucker Punch’s” sexy guerrillas represent female empowerment, to say nothing of the benefits of diet and exercise. I’d suggest the film is a wonderfully wild provocation — an imperfect, overlong, intemperate and utterly absorbing romp through the id that I wouldn’t have missed for the world.

You can read her entire review right here. Will you be going to see this film?

— Geoff Boucher


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6 Responses to ‘Sucker Punch’: Wonderful provocation or wild objectification?

  1. Dum Dum Dugan says:

    Yup. Going later tonight. Will report back with an opinion.

  2. Truthsaid says:

    Looks as bad a Coyote Ugly. Pass. Limitless was worth seeing twice.

  3. Tmiller says:

    I'm going to see it Monday. Although, I would have liked this sexy romp to include a woman with curves. The ladies are all too skinny and flat.

  4. vic says:

    I thought this movie was amazing

  5. hannaherika says:

    it wasn't perfect but it was entertaining… everything the girl saw was just a part of her imagination. and I wish I can imagine as much as she can

  6. zef says:

    Well anybody who watches anime can see the influence, of course Americans will have issues because of PC, unlike the Japanese, it is entertainment after all, not to mention that Kick Ass was positively received for the most part, but imagine if Hit Girl had been a bit older, say 13-14 and more sexily portrayed, then all the PC crows would have freaked out, of course because that was not the case, her character was accepted, at the end of the day O think folks need to lighten up.

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