Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I Have Gazed Into the Depths of Zack Snyder's Soul | Slog:

The dialogue is all terrible—Phantom Menace-terrible. But the worst part of Sucker Punch, and, really, all you need to know, is that it thinks it's being deep. Snyder believes he's unpacking misogyny by being misogynist. He thinks he's making the next Fight Club when he's really just rebooting a lame Muppet Babies episode. And he packs the soundtrack with atrocious covers of great songs, without even realizing that that is the truest part of the whole Sucker Punch experience; it's a bad cover of a bad cover of a bad cover of a bad cover, to the point where the original text is reduced to meaninglessness.