Sexy Super Dupers

09/10/2011 in Action, Alexis King, Blockbuster

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This is mega budget muck.

It attempts to sell a female audience on the same ‘fight or die’ and look good while you’re doing it, double bind sophistry that was tried on the male of the movie going audience in 300 (2006) but far less seductively.

One reviewer of Sucker Punch said that ‘… I felt like the characters were like chess pieces being moved around a board’. So what does this say for the audience who are meant, in any movie, to identify with the protagonists?

On the surface the strap-line (You will be unprepared) and the voice over (You create this world), even Scott Glenn tripping out the lie (sic) ‘If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything‘, would all have you believe you are being shown that the power of your imagination and the will to fight are the route to freedom.

These are intentionally mixed messages that are offering a glimpse of something and then snatching it away again.

Sweet Pea, Baby Doll, Amber Eyes

First of all, unprepared for what? What are the producers perhaps trying to tell you is coming? What do they want to try to sell you on having to ‘fight or die’ in response to?

Secondly, it is true that ‘you’, create this reality, but by placing this message, hidden in plain sight in an otherwise preposterous movie scenario and delivered from 2-dimensional characters more at home in a video game, the waters are more than muddied.

The average audience member would no doubt leave the theater dismissing this reality as fantasy having been bombarded with scene after scene of pointless, vapid ‘action’, and having no feeling for those involved and whether they lived or died.

And who gives a shit about ‘Baby Doll’ anyway?

Her ‘abusive’; stepfather is a music video stereotype, she is no more engaging than a porcelain faced equivalent, and do you actually ‘feel’ her at all?

Perhaps ultimately we are intended to accept that she, and therefore you are no more than a veneer, a post-human shell, an automaton and utterly dispensable. When she and Rocket, ‘sacrifice’ (a recurrent elite theme) themselves, who cared?

Interestingly, the one character who is allowed to escape is the same character who would have preferred to stay trapped, and earlier states that she has made ‘sacrifices’, in the past for her sister.

What is most troubling is alike to the sickening scenes of blades and guns put in the hands of the 11 year old Hit Girl in Kick Ass (2010) to portray multiple murder, Sucker Punch continues the theme that savage destruction as apposed to creation is cool.

If Baby Doll can imagine her way free, why does she choose gory, dark and murderous scenarios?

Madam, Blondie, Rocket Eyes

The launch dates of this movie worldwide fell between March 27th 2011 and April 27th, overwhelmingly within the 0 and 29th degree of celestial longitude known as the zodiacal sign of Aries. The date of first release being in Argentina on March 21st the time of vernal equinox or the beginning of the rites of spring, where growth and creation is reborn to mother earth.

So ask yourself if it was an accident of scheduling to choose such a time to unleash worldwide an $82m blockbuster with the central visual of female perpetrated devastation, and why?

The answers lie in the fact that there are a collective of film makers, who want to sell women further into a hatred of the celestial creative power of the female present in their very biochemistry, more powerful in the emotional, psychological and spiritual sense than is the masculine, and in the wider occurrence of the spontaneous creation of nature itself.

In this movie we sense an allusion to the power of the creative imagination of Baby Doll, but what we are shown is repetitive imagery of females destroying akin to the masculine energy at its most imbalanced.

By so doing the makers of this film project into the minds of the audience, males included, that what is powerful and evocative is killing and what is even more powerful and even more alluring are ‘sexy’ young females who destroy things.

This is the big lie and it is YOU the audience who they are laughing at as they make you the victims of their Sucker Punch.

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Sucker Punch (2011) – Directed by Zack Snyder.

Images courtesy of Warner Bros.

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