By my count, there are at least ﬁve attempted rapes in Sucker Punch. When its female characters aren't fending off rapists, theyʼre being lobotomized, stabbed, imprisoned, sold, shot in the head, forced to strip, or blown up on trains in outer space. Sucker Punch has been pitched as a girl-power epic, but it feels like watching a little boy tear the heads off his sister's Barbies. After dressing them up in their sexiest outﬁts and making them ﬁght GI Joe, of course.
That's sad to here, but unsurprising. I highly doubt that the girl-power crowd is Zack Snyder's audience.
Obligatory explanation of "Women in refrigerators" here.
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