Whether or not it lives up to expectations, 'Sucker Punch' is succeeding in striking a blow for one of the most maligned subgenres: the girl-gang movie.
Here at Moviefone, we can't figure out why girl-gang movies like 'Sucker Punch' are such a rarity. If one sexy, kick-ass babe is good, more are better, right? So why do they seem to come along so rarely?
Really, you have to go back to the grindhouse days of the '60s and '70s to find more than a trickle of these films, movies like 'Switchblade Sisters' or the grandmother of all girl-gang films, 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!' Or to Hong Kong, where movies featuring martial arts Amazons like those in 'The Heroic Trio' are routine. Still, we wonder, why isn't someone like Robert Rodriguez (an apparent fan of these classics) cranking out a girl-gang movie in his garage every other weekend?