Fact: Sucker Punch is underrated, will be appreciated one day

by Sonny Bunch on January 30, 2013

Look, it’s easy to hate Sucker PunchEasy, but wrong, for reasons I lay out here. Here’s another (NSFW for language) revisionist take on the film, this time in video form. For the record: I don’t agree with every argument made in this piece (I think the whole argument about the various waves of feminism is a reach), but it gets at an important aspect of Zack Snyder’s most underrated work, namely the way he’s playing with formal conventions of perspective on film. Critics didn’t get Sucker Punch the first time around, dismissing it as brainless titillation. They will come around. In time.

(If you’d prefer to read the transcript, Slash Film has it here.)

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kwah April 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Agreed. A lot of people are gonna look like real imbeciles when the SP critical reevaluation occurs in a few years. Love this movie.


Flerod June 9, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Well French intellectual magazine Les Cahiers du Cinema considers it as one of the most original film of the last 20 years, most people can only read on one level, they’re so not open minded, I think Sucker Punch is a masterpiece


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