“Sucker” Punched

Devon Bostick realizes that this is not the 'Adoration' sequel after allWell, that was unexpected: Zack Snyder’s mega-gasmic action fugue “Sucker Punch” — perhaps the most cynically exploitative, titillating and brutal movie to land a PG-13 rating in the United States, the better to pull in the biggest audience possible — had that audience stolen away by a family film.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” topped the box-office over the weekend with a gross of $24.4 million, easily trumping of the $19 million take of Snyder’s venture.

Reached for comment by the Associated Press, Fox executive Bert Livingston offered a somewhat strained explanation for the “Wimpy” sequel’s success, apparently operating under the impression that “Sucker Punch” is a superhero movie:

“`Wimpy,’ because every kid knows that feeling. That’s why `Spider-Man’ works. Everybody thinks that they could be the outsider who could be Spider-Man,” Livingston said. “I think anyone can associate with that, and I think that’s why we got fathers, mothers and young people, male and female.”

I do not know what he is talking about. But at least “Sucker Punch” didn’t sucker everybody.

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