CATEGORIES Movies, Cinematical
'Sucker Punch,' Zack Snyder's scantily-clad-girl kick-ass action flick that has taken a lot of flack from the critics (who mostly lambasted the storyline but were awed by the special effects), has now come on for some feminist criticism by director Joe Wright.

Speaking at Wondercon in L.A. on Saturday, Wright took the film to task. "For me, one of the main issues in terms of women's place in society and feminism is the sexual objectification of women," he said. "That's something that feminists in the '70s tried to fight against but has been totally lost in the 21st century consumer-celebrity world. So for me, when I look at the poster for 'Sucker Punch' it seems actually incredibly sexist, because it is sexually objectifying women regardless of if they can shoot you or not."

"I have a kind of immediate, knee-jerk reaction to such iconography," he said. "I remember when the Spice Girls came out in the mid-'90s and it was all about girl power, but one of them was dressed as a baby doll, do you know what I mean? That isn't girl power, that isn't feminism. That's marketing bullsh*t. And I find it very, very alarming."

We'll see if Wright put his camera where his mouth is soon enough. His 'Hanna,' which features Saoirse Ronan as a teen assassin and Cate Blanchett as a ruthless intelligence agent, opens Friday. [NYMag]