Download Girls Against Boys Movie: Men are pigs, and women are sick of it, says “Girls Against Boys,” a dumb, dreary, let’s-get-back-at-them slasher in which pulverized genitals pass for feminist critique.
To belabor the point, the film’s writer and director, Austin Chick, shores up his rickety exploitation scenario with the boilerplate vocabulary of a gender-studies class in which our vapid heroine, Shae (Danielle Panabaker), takes copious notes. But when her married lover dumps her, and the honking mating calls of the men at the bar where she moonlights grow irksome, Shae is ripe for a night of boozy abandon with her fellow barmaid, Lu (Nicole LaLiberte). Who would have thought that staggering to a scummy apartment with three sketchy guys could be so dangerous?
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Not to worry, though, because Lu, packing bondage accessories and a samurai sword, is eager to train Shae in the finer points of male sterilization and dismemberment. “Everybody did something,” she insists, as their scantily clothed vendetta progresses with foot-dragging tedium and a baffling lack of logical consequences. Add some moodily blurred photography and a script that strains to differentiate between female empowerment and male titillation, and you have one very confused film.
Not as confused as Shae, however: using the same dazed, bovine stare to telegraph shock, desire, pensiveness and murderous resolve, she makes “Girls Against Boys” less a battle of the sexes than a wipeout by the witless.
“Girls Against Boys” is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). Spread legs, amputated feet and a neutered cop.