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Meryl Streep, The Hunger Games
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“In the top 10 at the moment for 2012, you’ll find three films (in addition to Games) with strong feminine viewpoints: The Vow, Snow White and the Huntsman and Think Like a Man.” Are you serious????? Snow White and the Huntsman as a movie that represents a strong feminine viewpoint? Kristen Stewart can’t act her way out of a paper bag and is only on screen because she was cast to play an emotionless waif who lets things happen to her (Bella); anything more taxing and you suddenly realize her great weaknesses. Also, yeah it’s a great idea to promote being strung out on cocaine while at work to young girls; has anyone ever seen Stewart when she wasn’t a glazed, stoned mess?
From the perspective of an independent film distributor (***cohenmedia.net), having strong central female characters is quite important. Filmgoers ultimately vote with their ticket purchases.
For whatever it's worth, we're excited about our summer tentpoles...BOTH of which feature strong women:
Farewell, My Queen (***farewellmyqueen.com)
The Awakening ([BLOCKED WEBSITE]
necessarily what women think of as strength. A strong female character is strong, to me, because she stands for what's right because it's what a strong person would do and not some I am woman hear me roar crap. Men love strong women, it's just that they are a rare sight in movies...and life.
I too feel that a female character is strong when she stands for what’s right and what she believes in. I strongly beg to differ that women only were in an Avengers theater because, “their husbands, boyfriends, or children want to.” I am a woman and saw the Avengers twice in theaters by myself. Also, as a woman, I do not appreciate “sickly sweet romance movies.” A movie should have a balance, even if it is a romance. The indomitable Meryl Streep has a point, but the problem goes beyond underestimating women as movie goers. Hollywood underestimates all movie goers by refusing to create well thought out stories and instead shoving mindless explosions or potty humor at us all the time; of which Snow White and the Huntsman is a prime example.
Well movies like The Avengers appeal to men more than women because women in general do not have the imagination to like such movies. They go because their husbands, boyfriends, or children want to see such movies. I absolutely loved The Hunger Games. I saw it twice, then bought the books to the triolgy because I had never heard of it. I was even more impressed that a woman wrote it because it was so far removed from what I expect to see from women when it comes to entertainment. Men do not want to see sickly sweet romance movies, movies where all the men are whimps and the only strong character is female, or anything that could have come from Lifetime network. Strong women are respected, but what men see as strength isn't...
I think that Meryle Streep has a point. There definately arent as many movies with strong women in them. They are exciting and a very big hit because they have to have time spent on them and be done right because there are so few and it is excting when they come around. I'm not saying that women arent interesed in movies like John Carter and Battleship, I sertanely enjoyed John Carter a lot. But again, There were some strong women in that movie, which was a definate appeal. I think that women are still being represented as the backups to the main men in movies. I think what we are looking for is not necissarily movies without strong, not to mention attractive, men in them, just more with lead women, or even an amazing lead women group.
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