So, with all of these superhero movies busting out lately, you just knew I’d have to say something about them, right?
If so, congratulations!
You are psychic.
Unfortunately, I stopped being psychic a few years back, so if you can throw any good-future-inspiration at me, just make sure it doesn’t damage my face on impact. 😉
I love superhero movies, books, and stories in general. I think making something with such enormous symbolism and hope is a great idea.
It’s something we need, crave even.
Something I cannot stand?
Can you name one of those movies which is about a female superhero? Yeah, me neither.
Can you name one female superhero that is just as popular as a male superhero? One which doesn’t, if you look closely at everything that happens, end up needing the help of a male (whereas, the males of this genre never need help from a woman every time they turn around)? Again, I can’t name one either.
Now I don’t know if I’m just oblivious and if there’s an entire franchise of popular heroines out there that I’ve missed, but none of the really cool heroes happen to be heroines from what I can see.
I don’t know. They haven’t given the women as awesome roles. They’ve downplayed them. The women always need help. They’re always weaker than their male counterparts. Their emotions always get in the way.
Have I mentioned I’d like to hit someone right now?
So, hey – Marvel, DC Comics and all you movie making people – how about you make a female heroine that can play ball in the same realm as all the popular males of this genre?
*(Yes, I am being bateful because I’m pissed off and highly offended. No, I don’t actually think anyone from Marvel, DC comics or movie making groups will actually read this. But it made me feel better. 😉 )
I don’t know what you think, but women can get downright nasty. So if women can be just as brutal, why are there no large female symbols? And why no movies about them?
I don’t mean to get all crazy about it or anything. But I’m tired of discovering that so many people harping on sexism are right. The more I pay attention, the more I realize that movies cater almost exclusively to men. Anyway, mini rant over.
Ignoring the sexism, I really like some of these movies.
What are your favorite superhero movies as of late? Did I miss any you liked?
What do you think about the lack of women in superhero culture?