Nov 9, 2013
Subject: Sucker Punch (2011)
Record Date: September 12, 2013, 11:49 PM
Plot Summary: An institutionalized girl retreats into her imagination, to escape the men who seek to control and objectify her.
Note: Gabby returns, bringing her friend, Tammy along for the ride. These Women help me peel back the surface of this surreal, action extravaganza to see what substance resides underneath, if any. Between our fits of giggles and guffaws, we try to figure out if the film is a misunderstood, feminist masterpiece or a mindless, excessive exercise in cinematic masturbation. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the film on your DVD, and please support the podcast by clicking on the "Donate" button at the top of the homepage.
Supplemental Material: Watch Adam Quigley's fascinating, favorable dissection of Sucker Punch on YouTube.