This post is meant for the chosen few who managed to relate to the Sucker Punch movie. If you haven’t had your own bad experiences that can fill the gaps needed to be touched by the movie, you will make better use of your time elsewhere.
But if you are like me, then you managed to find yourself in the movie. Not in a single character, but in many. You’ve been scarred, physically, emotionally. You’ve dreamed of exerting terrible revenge, you’ve saved others and have been saved in return. Or perhaps you’re still hoping for that kind of deliverance that will sweep you away to comfort and safety before the lobotomizing blow arrives that will leave you numb, unable to actually feel anything anymore.
I cannot help make a parallel between that blow and going from one stage of life to another, when before you know it, all your hopes and dreams are taken away in one swift move that leaves you wondering if you really had them.
In the previous post I was wondering if anyone could find Babydoll’s acceptance of the lobotomy as surprising. Certainly, the answer is no. For her, it is definitely a happy ending where she gets to permanently escape to her own world. After all, what else could she do? She has no family, no friends, her body was used, scarred forever. She has no other real choice, there’s nobody to save her.
In the end, it’s true that the weapon is you. You are your own swift blade and the chosen one next to you is your other edge. Whether one double-edged sword in perfect harmony or a katana and its wakizashi, the two can move as one, cutting mercilessly to shape the world and make dreams reality.