Sucker Punch Review: Sometimes You Have To Take the Sweet with the Sour

Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch...It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Sometimes in life you really do have to take the sweet with the sour. Watching Sucker Punch was kind of like that, it was good, it was bad, and it was also big on the ugly.

A firestorm of controversy has erupted since the release of Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch. Objectification, exploitation, spellbinding, revolutionary, these are the words being bandied about and Zack Snyder’s visionary status is under heavy fire and intense scrutiny.


Sucker Punch (2011) – Emily Browning as the diminutive samurai butt kicking Baby Doll.

There has been grumbling about the deceiving marketing of Sucker Punch and packaging the movie as simply a guy’s graphic novel style T & A flick, when in actuality it was really a message movie about Zack Snyder’s idea of female empowerment. Whatever the argument, this is one fantasy action thriller that will leave you bewildered and unprepared for the depth of the darkness that is delved by Sucker Punch[Read more…]

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Kyra Dawson

By day I'm at Brighter Scribe or blogging at The Scribe's Desk about fantasy, sci-fi, horror, mythology, movies, TV, music, books, humor and some other entertaining ish. I'm also a published author who enjoys random acts of writing, video gaming, the art of fangirlling, and indulging my Inner Perpetual Teenager diligently. I'm also a regular contributor at Cinelinx and am passionate about giving back to the community.

6 Comments:

  1. Hey Kyra, good review. You portrayed you thoughts well and said everything you needed to say in a concise manner. I know you were having concerns about this one, but I think you did it perfectly!

  2. Hey Kyra, good review. You portrayed you thoughts well and said everything you needed to say in a concise manner. I know you were having concerns about this one, but I think you did it perfectly!

  3. Thanks, Keshyra! This review was a challenging one. I think it will be one of those films that gets a real cult following and will be talked about and referenced A LOT in the years to come. It is also an interesting snapshot of our pop culture. I wonder what they'll be saying about this film in 100 years?

  4. Thanks, Keshyra! This review was a challenging one. I think it will be one of those films that gets a real cult following and will be talked about and referenced A LOT in the years to come. It is also an interesting snapshot of our pop culture. I wonder what they'll be saying about this film in 100 years?

  5. ~P.S.~ As challenging as it was though, I had fun writing it and it is probably one of my favorite articles because of that. I love a challenge. Funny how that works, hey?

  6. ~P.S.~ As challenging as it was though, I had fun writing it and it is probably one of my favorite articles because of that. I love a challenge. Funny how that works, hey?

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