What They Say, What We Say: Sucker Punch (2011)
What They Say: Finally!
What We Say: *rubs temples* Oh, Lawd.
What They Say: We need more films like these to inspire young women. And it's great the lead is a blonde dancer in pigtails. It's like, subversive or whatever.
What We Say: So...instead of the all mighty white guy, we now have to deal with the all mighty white girl. *nods* Great. And she's a blonde dancer in pigtails, no less. Oh, yeah...this movie was definitely geared towards empowering women. *rolls eyes*
What They Say: The "open your mind" message seems to be quite positive. It's like it's telling you to follow your dreams and believe in yourself. That's so...you know, universal.
What We Say: POC don't need yet even more films telling us that white people need to follow their dreams and believe in their damn selves.
What They Say: The samurai bit is really cool. There's so much diversity in this movie!
What We Say: Why can't white people leave other folks' cultures the hell out of their fantasies? WTF? Does that "samurai" have a face? A name? Is he supposed to be an actual person, or what?
What They Say: The CGI and outfits look awesome.
What We Say: The CGI and outfits look awesome. So in other words, the plot, dialogue, and overall acting are going to leave much to desired.
What They Say: The narrator sounds soooooo exotic.
What We Say: That narrator is an American.
What They Say, What We Say: Wonderful World