I’m not a huge Star Trek fan. Not in the slightest. But one Star Trek show I do occasionally love to watch is Star Trek: The Next Generation. Patrick Stewart’s Captain Picard is a leader I’d follow across the galaxy and with a lovable cast of characters the show manages to truly delight.
The trailer for the new Star Trek obsession coming to CBS All Access, Star Trek: Picard, came out today and I have to admit, I am fascinated. It looks really, really good. And Data’s back! Woo!
In the past decade, there has been a steady positive increase in the way women are portrayed through movies and television. In 2017, 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. Today Hollywood is showing more women than ever, 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.
With critically-acclaimed shows like Big Little Lies, Orange is the New Black, and The Handmaiden’s Tale or movies like the upcoming reboot of Charlie’s Angels, Terminator: Dark Fate which highlights the first female Terminator, or the recent news that we’ll see Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel) take the baton as the new 007, Hollywood is finally comprehending the power of women of all races in entertainment. Love it!
So today, in honor of all of the powerful ladies of cinema, I’m going to compare ten magnificent female Marvel women against Star Wars’ ten greatest heroines. Enjoy!
(This is a long read.) Continue reading Marvel Women vs. ‘Star Wars’ Women: Who Is Greater?
Colonel James Rhodes walked down the driveway of a stunning mansion in Miami, Florida, the sweltering heat of the bright sun bearing down on him. Palm trees swayed in the wind and beautiful flowers filling the air with a sweet scent lined the white pebbly pathway that led to the front door of the mansion. Continue reading Captain America: Secret War (TWENTY-NINE)