Category Archives: Women

We’re Finally Getting A Black Widow Movie!

Yes, the title of this post is correct. A Black Widow movie is finally in production eight years after introducing the awesome assassin to everyone and I am thrilled. If I’m being honest, I wasn’t a fan of Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and The Avengers because she was portrayed as this flirty assassin who I felt didn’t really convince me as an Avenger. Then when she appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier she had moved beyond being just the hot assassin and became a character with an actual back story that I found more and more interesting in every movie that she appeared in. Then by the time Captain America: Civil War ended I was a full-fledged Black Widow fan. 

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For years I have been wondering why a Black Widow movie hasn’t been made yet. I mean, here was this already developed and well liked character who was an Avenger for crying out loud and yet Marvel thought it would be better making movies about unknown characters such as Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, even Spider-Man got a film and he had only, what, ten-fifteen minutes onscreen while she has been in five movies! The sexism is plain as day. If Black Widow had been a man he would’ve been had his own film.

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I mean the idea that Natasha Romanoff wouldn’t be able to hold her own in a movie is absolutely bogus. She has been kicking butt and taking names since the first movie she debuted in and I know for a fact I would profoundly enjoy an entire film showcasing her taking on dastardly villains with espionage and seriously awesome assassin skills.

So, now that Marvel has finally come to their senses and is making a Black Widow movie that’s rumored to come out in 2020 here are the things I would love to see in a Black Widow film.

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The First Look at Wasp Is Here!

Ant-Man and the Wasp is the third and final Marvel film coming out this year and, thanks to Marvel Studios, we have our first official look at Wasp. Check it out.

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Oh my goodness, doesn’t she look awesome?! I watched Ant-Man and while I didn’t like it very much I had no problem with Hope van Dyne in the film because I love Evangeline Lilly. She was marvelous as the elven warrior, Tauriel in The Hobbit Trilogy and so for her to become a Marvel superhero was exciting enough as it is. Now we have an official look at her suit as the Wasp and I am thrilled.

She was already cool when she wasn’t a superhero but now that she’s donned her mother’s suit she’s even greater now. I know for a fact that she’s going to probably become one of my favorite female superheroes and I’m glad she’ll add to the expanding list of awesome heroines in Hollywood.

I can’t believe it, but I’m starting to actually get excited to see this movie a little bit. Whenever the teaser for this film comes out (it’ll probably be after Black Panther hits theaters) I think it’ll actually be fun to watch. Hopefully.

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing this picture as much as I did. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. 

Superhero Women vs. ‘Star Wars’ Women: Who Is Greater?

In the past decade there has been a steady positive increase in the way women are portrayed through movies and television and last year the three highest grossing films were all led by women; Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, and Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That’s a powerful realization when just a few years ago men still highly dominated the blockbuster realm. Movies, and television shows, today are showing women not as damsels in distress but instead as complicated, strong women who don’t need men to dictate their every action or sway their minds. That’s pretty great. And the trend is only continuing. Next year we’re getting an all-female Ocean’s film (awesome) among many other movies undoubtedly helmed by incredible women.

So today, in honor of all of the powerful ladies of cinema, I’m going to compare five magnificent female superheroes against Star Wars’ five greatest heroines. Enjoy!

Scarlet Witch vs. Jyn Erso

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I like Scarlet Witch a lot. I’ve liked her since Avengers: Age of Ultron. She’s extraordianarily powerful, she has a cool outfit, and she is a strong character. Unfortunately she’s surrounded by so many more important characters that her story usually is more of an afterthought than the main focus of the movies and so she hasn’t been given the chance to shine yet. Hopefully, in Avengers: Infinity War, she’ll have an actual story in the movie and won’t be used as only a vessel for romance in the film.

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Jyn is feisty, strong, she says whatever is on her mind, and she is not afraid of anything. I would say she’s an impeccable heroine. Her role in Rogue One was also fantastic because it never felt obvious that she was the only woman in the movie, besides Mon Mothma and the Leia cameo, because she was such a leader. She helped orchestrate one of the greatest victories the Rebellion ever had and that’s very impressive. She’s also awesome because she has such a rough look.

She never once tries to make herself look good. Her hair is messily tied, her skin is dirty, and her clothes aren’t worn to flatter. I think that’s my favorite thing about Jyn and it’s important for little girls to see a heroine who’s just as tough, or tougher, than the men she’s around.

I love Scarlet Witch but because she hasn’t really been given a story yet Jyn obviously wins this round.

Star Wars Women: 1 point

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Who Has The Best Outfit in ‘Star Wars’?

There are a lot of different characters in Star Wars, I mean a whole lot of them. There are new characters, old characters, famous characters and background characters, and every single one of them has a unique style about them that makes them memorable, whether it’s good or bad. So, on that note, in this post, I’m going to see who reigns supreme in the realm of fashion in the galaxy. Enjoy.

10. Jyn Erso

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I like Jyn’s outfit a lot. First of all, the outfit she wears throughout the entire film looks very logical for her field of work. I love that there aren’t any low necklines or ultra tight leggings to try to sexualize her. And I love the dark brown. And there aren’t a lot of main female characters in Star Wars, so far, who have worn dark colors. Padme was always in something vibrant or colorful except for a few times. Princess Leia (not General Leia) was always in white or if not that color at least green. Jyn was the first female protagonist to wear some dark clothing and I love it. And by the way, are her pants for sale anywhere because they look so comfortable?

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The Ten Most Awesome Women of ‘Star Wars’

I wrote a post back in July of last year celebrating the ten most incredible women of Star Wars and now that The Last Jedi has come out it’s time to update my list. Enjoy!

10. Maz Kanata

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Maz is a pretty cool character but she’s not very original. If Yoda was female he would be Maz. Maz of course isn’t a Jedi which makes her slightly different but she does have the wisdom of a thousand years and the knowing of the Force. Her wisdom is what helped spur Rey onto her path. Unfortunately her role in The Last Jedi was very limited and she frankly could’ve been left out of the movie but she was so cool in The Force Awakens I had to put her on this list.

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My Tribute to Carrie Fisher

Star Wars is a franchise that has lived and transcended generations. The cultural phenomenon began way back in 1977 and now, after 40 years, the excitement for this seemingly unending franchise is even stronger. The question is, what was it that made this science-fiction space opera resonate with so many people? Was it the lore of the story, was it the music, was it the characters? I believe there was a collaboration of all of these different aspects but the characters were a huge part of why A New Hope 40 years ago became such a global hit.

You had Luke, the simple farm boy who wanted to explore the stars and follow in the footsteps of his “dead” father. Then there was Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi, the wise mentor. You had the rascally Han Solo, a scoundrel at first meeting but a hero at heart.

And finally you have Princess Leia, which this post is dedicated to.

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At the time when A New Hope came out if you thought about the definition of a princess you would only think about a damsel in distress stuck in a tower. Princess Leia rewrote that narrative. Princess Leia didn’t run screaming from the stormtroopers, she shot at them. Princess Leia didn’t whimper in the face of Darth Vader, she patronized him. This was pretty much unheard of in that day and age of movies.

She was one of the pioneers of all the strong women you have in film today. Throughout A New Hope she never played the role of damsel in distress. And yes, she was rescued, but she didn’t treat her rescuers like they were “her heroes.” She instead told them off for not coming up with a better escape plan.

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It’s Now Nine Days!

The countdown is shortening and I can’t quite believe it. It’s only nine days left and I am positively ecstatic. It’s so close now that I’m not even theorizing or even trying to figure out what’s going to happen in the film because I know all of my answers will be answered in a matter of days. That’s thrilling.

So, this is the teaser I’m highlighting today.

I loved this teaser because anything with new footage of Kylo Ren is always exciting. And Rey is so sure of herself in this teaser. She knows she won’t betray Luke’s trust but will she stick to that promise? Thankfully I only have nine days to find out.

And the Character I’m Celebrating Today Is…

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Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo! Whenever there’s a new female character in Star Wars I always get very excited. Especially when they appear different than any other woman in Star Wars. I remember when I heard rumored descriptions of Laura Dern’s character as a pink-haired high positioned member of the Resistance. I was so interested in seeing who this character was. And the pink hair is just so awesome. I’m glad to see the creators of this film thinking outside of the box with these new characters and it once again confirms my excitement for whatever the new trilogy will be that Rian Johnson creates.

Well, that’s my teaser and character for today. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastically wonderful day. May the Force Be With You.