Yeah, I agree on this one. I mean look, any film that is marketed at the fact it has an all female cast is a film I am suspicious about. And doubly so at a film that tries to say "look we are different! We have strong female characters fighting each other. Buy tickets! Any sexual arousal you feel is your fault sicko!" Any film that needs to 'justify' it's violence against woman is one I worry about. I don't want to pre-judge a film and it does kinda cool in a grimy way but I am not convinced. On that point, I always though Neil Marshall's 'The Descent' was an amazing movie with an all-female cast. No skimpy schoolgirl clothes or over sexualisation to prove any ill-judged spurious points. Zack Snyder is NOT a subtle director skilled in visual literacy Bob, I am sorry. (The Superman=Jesus shot. I nearly left the cinema in disgust at the condescending nature of that) Just a solid horror with an all female cast. It has it's cliches and a few well done movie references. But seriously, what I love is that it is no big deal it is an all female cast, It just is how it is. gender is not an issue. Well worth checking out.Jupiter065 said:Reminder that Moviebob went to great lengths to try and justify his enjoyment of Suckerpunch, so Bob's claims of any "subversion" this movie does of it's wife-beater-porn premise should be taken with a grain of salt.
...what. Wife-beater porn? It's an illegal arena fighting tournament movie but with women instead of men. How is that inherently exploitative or pornographic? You could MAKE it that way by, as mentioned in this thread, focusing the camera on areas that are decidedly not key to the action taking place, but if you just treat the fights like what they are - fights - why would this be any different from Average RVD Movie?Jupiter065 said:Reminder that Moviebob went to great lengths to try and justify his enjoyment of Suckerpunch, so Bob's claims of any "subversion" this movie does of it's wife-beater-porn premise should be taken with a grain of salt.
Thanks a bunch, that's another thing on the list of that which cannot be unseen.Kumagawa Misogi said:Who ever the women on the Raze poster is she sure looks to me like Jeremy Renner in a wig.
Thank you for mentioning something earlier than Battle Royale. Not only is it relatively late to the party, but honestly I didn't think it was very good.Tim Chuma said:You left out "A Most Dangerous Game" that a lot of these "human hunting" movies are based on and also Battle Royale.
I did like Zoe Bell in Death Proof, but will probably not see this one.
The next movie I am most looking forward to is the Raid 2.