Thursday, March 31, 2011

a quick note on sucker punch

I know Sucker Punch hasn't been getting the best reviews, but i loved it. Zach Snyder does not get enough credit as a director. a lot has been written about the first wave of post-vcr film makers (think Quentin Tarrantino and PT Anderson), but i think Zach is the first post video game director. Sucker Punch is a visually mind blowing and something right out of an Xbox game. His whole aesthetic seems to be shaped by video games with good graphics. and he managed to create a world where ass kicking women, zombies, dragons, and machine guns all fit together. All that was missing was a vampire. I wanted to be entertained and boy was i ever. feminism filtered through the vision of geeks everywhere. bring it on.

- brad filicky

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