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?
Sure, there were a couple of 'Charlie's Angels' movies a decade ago, but those were based on a pre-sold title and featured three popular actresses, so they're no indication of the health of the girl-gang movie. Besides, other than those two, what else is there? 'D.E.B.S.'? 'Set It Off'? 'Mi Vida Loca' (more of a serious, realistic drama than the fun exploitation movies we're talking about)?