|Originally posted by GoSpeedGo! |
It's because the film can't be read as a straight-forward action flick. It is actually a commentary on sexism and false empowerement of women in geek culture, and in society as a whole.
The action is supposed to be silly and over-the-top, and then it is linked to lobotomy.
Snyder literally says that LOTR, robots, dragons and zombie nazis, are equivalent to male gaze, and objectification of women and that all these things are lobotomizing.
It's deliberately Snyder's most self-ironic movie and one that will (unfortunately) fly over too many heads. The film purposefully messes with its audience's expectations, it is called Sucker Punch for god's sake, and in all the trailers there was "You won't be prepared." Well, it turns out, no one really is.
none of this makes up for the fact that it's a totally shitty movie.
anyway, i started watching [I]Das Boot[/B] for the first time. Can't believe I've never seen this before...watching it with my dad so it'll take 2 nights, at least. the acting is phenomenal, though, and i can't remember the last time i saw a movie with a score like this that really just worked.