The audience never saw the island in McTaggart’s vision. Instead, set designer Madelynne A. Hays '13 explored McTaggart’s theme of magic in art through the set. As opposed to an outdoor vista, the stage is a hauntingly accurate artist’s studio, complete with hundreds of books, paint sets, and other various curiosities.
“Sucker Punch” had the potential to be a superb and inventive commentary on the objectification of women or on the human mind, or even just a fun anime-style action flick. Instead, it becomes a mess of video-game references, sequins, and general confusion.
At a gathering at the Barker Center yesterday, MIT Psychology Professor Sherry Turkle—whose work has focused on the psychological impact of technology—said that despite technology’s potential to bring society together, its users often feel isolated.