April 07, 2011

"Sucker Punch" Sucks Part Five

David Poland:

The movie is an emotional disconnection inside an emotional disconnection inside a story of a girl whose wealthy mother and then sister were murdered by the evil stepfather who wants the money, with suggestions of sexual abuse.So this young woman checks out to avoid the horrors of her reality by becoming a burlesque dancer (whose dance we never see, but which stops men in their tracks like Stupifyin’ Jones in Li’l Abner) and when the horror of that is too great, she imagines herself being in a video game. Huh? She loses herself in the Stupid Spoiled Whore Playset and then, when she doesn’t want to go the full whore, she imagines herself in a mixed era war videogame. Oy.

Posted by Stephen Silver at April 7, 2011 02:52 PM
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