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I don't think I quite understand Snyder's multi-layered metaphorical comparisons between the brothel, asylum, and Baby Doll's fantasy worlds, but I will say that the movie (especially the action sequences) are visually stunning, and the colors beautifully contrasted. Credit especially to the actresses for their proficient firearms handling (but where exactly did they store all those extra magazines I wonder?). However, it would be superficial to suggest that Sucker Punch is only about girls in anime costumes fighting monsters in fantasy worlds, though that is certainly an interpretation shared by many critics who panned the movie.
Here are the main differences between the Extended Cut and Theatrical Cut; NOTE, SPOILERS FOLLOW, so continue reading at your own risk.
(1) Baby Doll shoots at the stepfather a second time (as compared to a single time in the theatrical cut), resulting in some CG blood and an arm bullet wound, which the stepfather grabs at.
(2) When Sweet Pea first meets Baby Doll (with Blue and the priest), Sweet Pea says, "the priest brought you here from the orphanage to lose your virginity, right?". Then Blue says, "The High Roller is coming in 5 days to do a little flower picking..Read more ›
This is a massively underrated film which was ill-served by two things: first, the marketing, which failed to prepare viewers for a movie which was fundamentally about the abuse and oppression of women; but second, incredibly sexist reviewers whose gender essentialism failed to acknowledge the movie's themes. The film, for those who aren't clear, is about a young girl imprisoned in an asylum by her abusive father to cover up her sister's abuse and murder. She develops multiple layers of fantasy to deal with her condition, one of which reimagines the (mostly implied) sexual violence to which she's subjected as coerced sex work, and a deeper layer which is a science fiction/action fantasy. The sexism I'm referring to in the reviews focuses on the idea that the fantasy layer is "a teenage boy's fantasy," which is ridiculously dismissive of the diversity of women and how women deal with trauma.
Was the film poorly marketed? Yes, it should have been made clear the audiences were in for a film with a great deal of rape and a downer ending. Do I think that the film's themes ultimately work? Yes, absolutely. The film depicts someone's attempt to escape the horrors of very real violence that's been visited on women, and it uses fantasy to deal with that. Other films that have done similar things include Pan's Labyrinth and pretty much the entire filmic career of Christopher Nolan (but his stories are about manly men and their traumas).
It's not a _fun_ movie. It is, I believe, a deeply affecting and moving movie that has a lot to say about trauma. The absolutely haunting soundtrack helps a lot here, too.
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the fantasy scenes are entertaining but the story line is sad. I would believe somewhere in the world this scenario is playing out for real. Read morePublished 1 day ago by gary butti
Love this movie. this cut has a lot of great footage that was removed from the original theatrical release.Published 16 days ago by Wolfensteed
I STILL GET CONFUSED BY THE PLOT BUT GDI THE ACTION SEQUENCES ARE REALLY PRETTY.Published 20 days ago by Una Maria
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