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?
Every year Disney/Pixar releases a new movie for children (and adults) to obsess over. In a few weeks, the highly-anticipated Frozen II will be hitting theaters and making a killing at the box-office. The film has been eagerly awaited for six years since its predecessor, Frozen, blew the minds of nearly everyone who watched it. And just a few months ago, we got to see the “final” installment in the Toy Story franchise with Toy Story 4, a heartfelt film that’s designed to pluck at your heartstrings. However, next year there are three more Disney/Pixar movies to look forward to. Onward, Soul, and Raya and the Last Dragon. A few days ago the teaser trailer for Soul was released and of course, I watched it. Here it is.
Soul is heavily reminding me of Inside Out but I have hope that it will be better than Inside Out was. I don’t know, I just wasn’t a fan of the film, Inside Out. When I get Disney+ next week I’ll definitely give it another chance because maybe there was something that I was missing last time that I’ll get this time but one thing’s for certain, Soul is going to be good (and will very likely bring many tears to viewers’ eyes.)
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a remarkable day.
On any other night, the storm would’ve sent the Asgardians hurrying into their homes to take shelter from the relentless rain that poured upon the city. But this was no ordinary evening. The Test of Valor would crown a king and every resident in New Asgard, young and old, wanted to see who that would be.
That’s why, even as lightning flickered overhead and thunder crashed ominously, the Southern Cliffs were packed with families awaiting a showdown of the ages. Continue reading Valkyrie: The Kings of Asgard?: Chapter Nine