Suckerpunch

We used up the last of Mark’s Birthday movie tickets last night (thanks Bev & Ted for babysitting), and saw “Suckerpunch” in Gold Class.

I had seen a few posters, involving chicks with guns, but beyond that I was clueless. Perhaps I should have taken a hint from the fact that we were the only ones in the cinema?

As we walked out, I said to Mark, “Well, the last time I saw a movie that incomprehensible, I think it was 12 Monkeys. But I enjoyed 12 Monkeys”.

In its defence, it did have great art direction. And the costumes were awesome, as long as you have no problem with the objectification of women.

As to the violence, much of it was implicit, and when we got home, we discovered that the film has a PG 13 rating. Far out. There is loads of violence against cartoon like characters, but all of the “real” violence is not shown on screen – just implied. Still not something I’d want my 13 year old to see.

Well, let’s be honest, I wouldn’t want my 13 year old to be watching anything so objectifying, unless it was to illustrate a point being made by Andrea Dworkin….

1 thought on “Suckerpunch”

  1. I’ve never even heard of the movie, but then again, I rarely go to the cinema to see a film. It has to be exceptional for me to spend the money – “The King’s Speech” was worth every cent!

    As for ratings: as a young, pregnant teacher I denied my Year 3 class (one of five Yr 3 classes) the chance to see a particular PG movie as I didn’t think it was suitable for eight year olds. I knew that there would be at least one parent who agreed with me and thankfully, after all the parents who tried to change my mind, there was! If the parents wanted their children to see it, they could hire it themselves! I was, after all, “in loco parentis”.

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