We’re prepping for Man of Steel with Zack Snyder’s previous film, the divisive Sucker Punch! A group of young girls (Emily Browning, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish) try to escape a nightmarish brothel and mental asylum by escaping into their imaginations to fight CGI monsters that… represent patriarchy, I guess?
The film is a highly stylized exercise in half-satire. It feels like Snyder and crew threw every juvenile fetish a Hot Topic customer might want (skimpy schoolgirl outfits, Japanese anime, cyberpunk, WWII Nazi chic) into some concept art and filmed it. Join Clint and Jared (along with guests Julia and returning guest Grant of Chip and Ironicus) as we dissect this fascinating bit of cinema, along with our drinking rules and custom cocktail!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Pucker Punch
1 part pineapple rum
1 part Midori
2 parts jasmine tea
1 part granny smith apple juice
2 parts 7-Up
Combine and stir.
DRINKING RULES FOR SUCKER PUNCH:
- Anytime exposition or themes are spelled out for you in dialogue
- Whenever reality shifts in the movie (between the asylum, brothel and Babydoll’s action sequences)
- Whenever the film speeds up or slows down (called ‘ramping’)
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Babydoll (Emily Browning) says, “This was never my story, it’s yours.”
Join us next week when we take a step back in time to check out Vincent Price’s classic horror film Theatre of Blood!