Sucker Punch

Moralists rant at the low age rating

29th March

Sucker Punch...

Supporting the hype over cuts for an MPAA PG-13 rating

Actress Emily Browning has criticized the MPAA's treatment of a love scene she filmed with Jon Hamm for forthcoming action flick Sucker Punch , written and directed by Zack Snyder.

Browning said:

I had a very tame and mild love scene with Jon Hamm. It was like heavy breathing and making out. It was hardly a sex scene... I think that it's great for this young girl to actually take control of her own sexuality. Well, the MPAA doesn't like that. They don't think a girl should ever be in control of her own sexuality because they're from the Stone Age. I don't know what the fuck is going on and I will openly criticize it, happily. So essentially, they got Zack to edit the scene and make it look less like she's into it. And Zack said he edited it down to the point where it looked like he was taking advantage of her. That's the only way he could get a PG-13 (rating) and he said, 'I don't want to send that message.' So they cut the scene!

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Snyder has said that the love scene and deletions for violence will be available amongst the deleted scenes of both the DVD and Blu-ray releases.

In regards to additional action, Synder has been quoted as saying that ...the Blu-ray release will feature at least 18 minutes which had to be cut to meet the MPAA's PG-13 regulations .


5th April

Offsite: The Latest Nastiest Film of All Time...

The Daily Mail's Chris Tookey has a rant at the 12A certificate for Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch has rightly been hailed as one of the nastiest films of all time.

Even critics who turned a blind eye to the sexual agenda of last year's Kick-Ass --- which featured a foul-mouthed 11-year-old female assassin --- have turned on this film's fetishised slutty schoolgirls and its drooling misogyny .

Even some of the teen fans who normally applaud celluloid sex and violence have denounced it. One warned apocalyptically: Sucker Punch goes beyond awful to become a commentary on the death of movie-making. Hailed as one of the nastiest films of all time, Sucker Punch has been given a 12A certificate

Irresponsible: Hailed as one of the nastiest films of all time, Sucker Punch has been given a 12A certificate

But hardly anyone has noticed that Sucker Punch is the most glaring example yet of the failure of our certification system.

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