|Originally posted by WittyHandle |
With the same director as 300 and Watchmen I went in expecting great visual effects and a sub par storyline. I would have been fine with that, but there was next to no story at all. Just a mish-mash of hot chicks and sped-up / slowed-down fight scenes with iconic monsters. Just silly.
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.