Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch hits theaters this weekend, and it’s already spawned some amount of controversy online. Fans of Snyder will most likely not be disappointed, as the film has insane amounts of over-the-top action scenes featuring excellent staging and astonishing visuals. But is its depiction of scantily-clad women kicking other-wordly ass an empowering one? Or is it a demeaning one? Does the film adequately cohere, or is it merely, as Richard Corliss called it, “an arrested adolescent’s Google search run amok”? Is Sucker Punch a “two-hour $82 million fetish film examining how hot sad schoolgirls look when holding weapons,” as Dodai Stewart claims it is? Or does it accomplish something more deep and profound?
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