Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sucker Punch

Warren Louw fanart see post


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Receiving a significantly negative reception from critics, Sucker Punch is a 2011 action-fantasy thriller starring Emily Browning and directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300). The plot centers around the fantasies of a young woman who is committed to a mental institution and her search for five items that will set her free .

Whilst the title is never explained in the film, Mr. Snyder has stated one interpretation of the film is that it is a critique on geek culture's sexism and objectification of women.  So we'll just ignore character names, babydoll, Sweet Pea, the tiny little skirts and the gratuitous fight scenes.  Gottit.


Top image: artist Warren Louw, more on Rendered Beauty


Alf the helper: But why did you post it then?
Elderly: for exactly the reasons I've just described
Alf the helper: As a protest on geek culture's protrayal of women?
Elderly: Alf we need to talk....
Alf the helper: Oh look mr.elderly someone has gone and dumped those Amazon links at the end of your post again, what is the world coming to, such blatant advertising everywhere you turn.. tut tut!
Elderly: ALFFFFF! get in here now!!!!
(Alf slow to learn the ways of the World, toddles off for a "chat" with the elderly)





34 comments:

gnome said...

A sexist critique of sexism? Wow, that's so very post-meta-modern I'm confused.

Lovely ads by the way...

Josh Miller said...

When I heard what the movie was about I decided that the title refereed to the fact that the movie is played up like some post apocalyptic Sci-Fi Action epic and it's really something else entirely.

The Elderly said...

@Gnome, oh yes the ads

(slaps Alf across the back of the neck..Alf goes down..THUD!)

major..problem I've been having here lately.. those Amazon graffiti artists... pah!

..a little embarrassed this will be sitting next to my copy of "Stalingrad".. but least now I'll be able to offer a defence..

@Josh Miller, welcome :)
I cant' seem to find when he made the "redeeming" comments, however an odd and expensive way of making a social commentary.. plus I can't remember ever reflecting on the theme of an action movie...

gnome said...

Oh, well, Stalingrad... Ah, yes, Alf. Right. Uhm. Still confused really.

The Elderly said...

;(

(slowly walks gnome over to the mirror of insight...)

any better?

gnome said...

Mirror. Pointy ears. Whatever happened to Faye Gray?

The Elderly said...

..deep breaths.. lucidity will return.. least that was what the door to door seller told me..

... erm whose Faye Gray? did I miss something in 3 years you haven't told me?

gnome said...

Well, she's someone referenced in a song that was part of the lovable Rocky Horror Show.

Hey. That mirror works.

2^3=8

See?

Thanks!

The Elderly said...

...Faye Gray...see how did you know that and I didn't? Gnomes huh!

...what! it Works?!!

(stands beside Gnome, and looks into the mirror...)

...damn I need a hair cut... and how come your taller than I am?

:(

gnome said...

I'm a freakishly tall gnome, but -please- let's keep this a secret.

Need a haircut myself too apparently.

The Elderly said...

:0 I know we can cut our own hair? just think of the time and money we can save... I'll get the scissors, damn that mirror is proving it's worth already...

gnome said...

Think I'll have you as my commissar of economics. Such simple wisdom, such elegant budgetary ideas...

The Elderly said...

:) I like the sound of that..

"commissar of economics"

..do I get a gun? could solve alot of financial wastage with a gun you know!

gnome said...

Of course of course. A gun and a fully trained platoon of econimcally minded comrades too.

The Elderly said...

:) well it would be a nice change, having someone in power that actually knows something about econmics... in fact it may well be a first in my country..

..(examines gun....)

Ok I'll take the job...

(kises Gnome on both cheeks, then stand back and salutes...)

Hail my Leader!! GNOME! long may he live!!! :)

gnome said...

(benevolently, kindly and humbly smiles)

:)

(salutes)

The Elderly said...

(clicks heels together, salutes his Fuhrer....)

..Narrator? wait that sounds a little fascist.. try it again..

(hmmph... Elderly stands to attention, clasping his hand to his chest, he swears allegiance and fidelity to his Gnomeble leader....)

Noble.. you clot!....

(...fidelity to his Noble leader...)

:)

gnome said...

(democratically waves back)

:)

The Elderly said...

..waving? well that's a unique approach... no ones tried that before!

(amiling, elderly waves to his... erm... Monarch..)

..hold on.. democratic? we've shifted gear already!.. but the polgroms?

gnome said...

Oh, I've christened them all democratic. It's the holy, socialist, democratic monarchy we are celbrating now comrade/citizen.

The Elderly said...

..hold on, let me write this down..

...holy, socialist, democratic monarchy..

..here, now we've added religion?

:(

gnome said...

No, no, holy in a materialistic way. Epicure would have agreed...

The Elderly said...

...didn't expect things to be this difficult to organise, we'll probably need a policy advisor, make it easier to get our message out to the voters...

...assuming of course we will have elections or just plain old decapitations...

gnome said...

Nah, what monarchy could ever put up with elections. Besides, the people love me. And we can't afford to piss the executioners union (or was that a guild) off.

The Elderly said...

..okay, you've got a point...

...so okay here goes..

As "commissar of economics" I hearby increase the Monarchs leisure and relaxation fund to 1 million ... 1 million...

...unit of currency?

Gnome help here?

gnome said...

Uhm, I suppose one million of any major currency will do.

For the people!

The Elderly said...

yes yes for the people, but we just can't called our currency, the currency...?

can we?

gnome said...

I looked it up.

We can.

We can actually do pretty much anything until the UN intervenes.

The Elderly said...

(shakes head in disbelief)

..and in a country with no natural resources.. that means

(checks almanac....divines the entrails of a llama...shakes rattle...)

...we've got decades of debauch...erm of proper holy, socialist, democratic monarchy, I'll start the national mint immediately..

(heads of to print money for his illustrious and most wise leader...)

gnome said...

A sound plan.

Good man!

Uhm, could you print something for dinner too?

The Elderly said...

:)

certainly leader, right on it... a high resolution glossy stew perhaps!!?

gnome said...

Oh yes!

Thank you!

:)

The Elderly said...

:p

gnome said...

:)