Review: Synder’s 'Sucker Punch' Fails At Social Commentary

Your enjoyment of Zack Snyder’s "Sucker Punch" is entirely dependent on what type of film that piques your interest.  If you are looking for a story about scantily clad women wielding heavy weapons, then you will be thoroughly satisfied.  However, if you are seeking a tale that makes social commentary about the objectification of women, then you will be sorely disappointed.

Snyder’s first original work focuses on Baby Doll (Emily Browning), a girl who has experienced a traumatic series of events following her mother’s death.  After her stepfather finds out that he has been left out of the will, he ships her off to a mental institution, to prevent her from claiming her inheritance.  Soon after arriving though, Baby Doll makes the ghastly discovery that her stepfather has bribed the head orderly Blue (Oscar Isaac) to schedule her for a lobotomy in a few days, so she begins devising a plan to escape this horrible fate. Read More...


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