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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