|Originally posted by WittyHandle |
I'll mull that over. Thanks for giving it some explanation. I was looking for a reason for the title.
Those Baby Doll "dances" (action scenes) are literally distractions, both in a narrative sense and for the viewers.
There really is a massive misunderstanding of the movie going on, and I think it's partly Snyder's fault, too, some of the messages the movie is trying to send are conflicting. But the concept itself is imo unique and it's hilarious to watch reactions of all those people (especially nerdy teenagers) who didn't get what they were promised.
It's a bit sad that Snyder apparently had to compromise a lot to actually sell this movie, so that there isn't anything that really drives the satirical point home, and many are going to miss it.
From interview with Snyder:
|The film has gotten that interesting type of polarizing reaction.|
It has. For me, I honestly think with Sucker Punch Ė itís weird. I feel like people either see it two ways: completely in the overt version as exactly what they see, which is just this girl going crazy and then going on this adventure for no reason. That version of the movie that people see is as a super straightforward movie. Or people see it as a crazy, sort of, commentary on genre films and what is sexuality and why the girls are dressed like that. I think thatís also valid, because thatís what the movie is.
Would you say the film is a critique on geek cultureís sexism?
It is, absolutely. I find it interesting, in a lot of ways, that this movie Ė of all the movies Iíve made Ė has been universally hated by fanboys, which I find really interesting. Itís like a fanboy indictment, in some ways. They canít have fun with the geek culture sexual hang ups.
I thought it was basically you commenting on those attendants at Comic-Con who shout, ďYouíre hot!Ē at beautiful cast members.
Yeah! 100%. They donít know how to be around it. Itís funny because someone one asked me about why I dressed the girls like that, and I said, ďDo you not get the metaphor there? The girls are in a brothel performing for men in the dark. In the fantasy sequences, the men in the dark are us. The men in the dark are basically me; dorky sci-fi kids.Ē
There is also his description of the ending the film was originally supposed to have, but didn't end up there because people who saw it didn't know what to make of it. I thought it sounded brilliant.