This is where it can get tough.
My last post was about my favorite women in books. I only wrote about two for times sake. Lord knows I could go on about this woman or that woman (Jo March, Ayla, Kivrin to name just a few more.) Today's post is about women in film.
|Do not get in her way!|
I suppose I could go for the obvious. Like Black Widow in The Avengers. LOVE her. Even tied to a chair, she is in complete control of her situation. She doesn't have superpowers, she's just an ordinary (enough) woman with highly specialized skills. She's confident in her ability to handle whatever situation she's in, except maybe when fellow Avenger Bruce Banner transformed into the Hulk; she was a bit unnerved then. Her character hints at a tragic past in the movie, which from what I've read on the sequel for the movie, we'll see more of. It's always interesting to see what events helped create these strong women.
Often times, they have no other choice but to be strong. Life is hard, no matter who you are.
|Ready to kick some zombie butt...|
Another female character I like, isn't exactly one of the 'good guys'. Isn't that how it goes sometimes?
|Mirror, Mirror on the wall...|
Of course, these are all fantasy/sci-fi flicks and the scenario's aren't always realistic. It's no surprise as my taste tends to lean towards that genre. But I don't think that takes anything away from these complex women and their roles.
I do have other favorites.
|Keeping Frank Moses on his toes...|
|Holding her ground...|
Sadly with the exception of Alice, the women I've listed are all side characters. There is a rumor that Scarlet Johansson's Black Widow will be getting her own solo movie. That would be pretty cool, even if she is dressed in her skintight black leather. Whether this is an accurate representation of women in film, I can't even begin to say.
Do you have a favorite movie character you'd like to share?
2014 ~ year of changes