Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” was always going to be a divisive film, just how divisive though is surprising.
Some have been notable defenders of it – Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir and Bad Ass Digest’s Devin Faraci for example. Social media reaction is quite differing as well, especially amongst the target demographic of young men.
Now’s the chance to have your say. Empowering to women or sheer exploitation? A visual masterpiece or the cinematic equivalent of a teenage boy’s wet dream?
Please post your thoughts in the comments below, the more concise and clever the better. Amongst the more creative quotes thus far:
“As expected, it’s an exercise in style over substance but the style is so loud, immature and ugly that it numbs you into boredom” — Daniel Armour
“I did, I love Snyder’s films. This was almost as bad as AUSTRALIA. With some fantastic action scenes” — Christian Acosta
“Essentially following a self-induced The Matrix which is in the hands of girls as only boys could imagine them, it’s completely bonkers…but you’ll love it” — Robin Morningstar
“Never thought to see the brainless bastard child of Burlesque, Lord of the Rings and Inception. Truly a failure of epic proportions!” – PossumTD
“Red bull tempo video game visual wizard of Oz without a wizard or happy ending” — Gostnthemachine
“Almost 28000 people on Rotten Tomatoes have rated it at a 76%. I think that speaks louder then some critics” — Lasvegasspiritseeker
“”Sucker Punch” isn’t meant for general audiences. It is a love letter to the Playstation generation who can stomach style over substance. With a grain of salt take “Sucker Punch” lightly and enjoy the ride” — Zak Shannon