This weekend Kamel and I saw Sucker Punch. Sigh. I didn’t want to see it because I thought it was all nerd porn and I don’t want to support stupid shit. But… Kamel really wanted to go and I had picked the last movie and he was all whinewhinewhineSuckerPunch, so I gave in.
The movie was weird and confusing and Kamel turned to me in the middle of it and apologized and then whispered, “I have no idea what’s going on” hahaha. TOLD YOU KAMEL! But the interesting tidbit about this movie is how the ratings board prevented a sex scene from being included in their PG-13 rating (although tons and tons and tons of violence made it through). Why? Because the main character (a 20 year old woman) enjoyed it too much. The only way to get a lower rating was to edit the scene so that the girl appeared to be raped. So, instead of pushing that message through, they deleted it altogether.
I think the movie may have been greatly improved if it would have had an R rating, given more complexity and pushed the envelope story-wise. It seemed like a 13 year old boy’s list of awesome – “Ok, I want robots, and a fire breathing dragon, and explosions, and giant ninjas, and zombies, and boobs.” The things that were interesting were too few and far between. But the real point is: the ratings board is again a joke. Where are their priorities? Obviously not on women’s sexual health, or on displaying women’s sexual equality. But giant guns and mass killing? Bring it.