Thursday, March 17, 2011
This is the 21st century, right?
Had I been born a girl, I would have been named Deanna. It would appear I'm becoming Deanna. I've been having yoghurt for breakfast (name one yoghurt ad where a bloke even acknowledges its existence), and I quite like Sailor Moon, even watching a live action version (next time). It seems being a lass is a bad thing, but what bloke hasn't done "The Woman". The reason I bring up all this is Sucker Punch, a movie that looks to be an epic tale of epicness (nudge nudge, wink wink). It concerns the tale of a girl sent to an asylum by her evil stepfather. Her and four other girls enter some kind of fantasy world in order to escape and avoid lobotomies. The earlier mentioned forum idiots claim this will be a total piece of crap. Their justification; girls are kicking some serious arse, and the violence isn't "proper" violence. Unless it's R-rated, it doesn't register. Tomb Raider has been the only outright female based action movie to truly register at the box office, and even then, you had a set audience from the game and the people who wanted to see a scantily clad Angelina Jolie. DC's holy trinity consists of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Those first two have had as many completed movies as Wonder Woman has had in development. At the same time as Smallville had started, the same people produced Birds Of Prey for the same audience. One of these shows is currently in its 10th season, one barely got 13 episodes. In all honesty, I've preferred some of the female spin-offs over their male counterparts. Hell, having Arnie in Red Sonja to tie it with Conan is my only major criticism. So, if you're not going to see Sucker Punch, let it be because it didn't take your fancy, not because it doesn't have Stallone pulling someones spine out thier arsehole and bludgeoning them with it.