The blame game for a lack of talent
This blame game from directors and actors overlooks the fact that audiences are becoming more discerning in their choices. With advancements in technology and access to a wide range of media, viewers have become more selective about the movies they invest their time and money in. They seek narratives that challenge them intellectually, captivate them emotionally, and offer unique storytelling perspectives. If a movie fails to meet these expectations, it is only fair for the audience to express their dissatisfaction.
Studios are pushing the woke agenda thinking that by crushing men with mean and condescending female characters will put the patriarchy in its place so women can dominate. Want example?
- She-Hulk telling Hulk about anger management because as a woman, she knows better
- Hawk Eye getting schooled by a teenage girl about the art of archery
- Doctor Strange is saved by a teenage girl without any experience because she's just that good
- Indiana Jones getting pushed aside by a condescending female character because fck the patriarchy
- Thor being humiliated in his own movie and overpowered by the new female Thor because why not!
Newsflash, this is not what the majority wants. People do not want a war between women and men. People do not want unflawed overpower female (or male) characters.
We love strong female leads
Strong female characters in well-written stories have the power to inspire and resonate with audiences across all genders and ages. These characters break the traditional molds, challenging stereotypes and offering a fresh perspective on women's roles in narratives. Well-written stories with strong female characters highlighting their impact and the positive influence they have on society.
Charlie's Angels vs Charlie's Angels
Elizabeth Banks 2019 Charlie's Angel
I can't think of a better example than Charlie's Angels movies. Elizabeth Banks blames everyone but herself for the flop of her 2019 movie Charlie's Angels starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. She claims that the white men mob are against strong female driven movies and that their insecurities prevent them to appreciate the changes in Hollywood lead roles. Funny how women did not went to see this movie either.
It is not accurate or fair to claim that the movie's failure can be solely blamed on a specific group, such as white men. What I remember from this movie is that women can do it all and are much better than the men, and white men are dumb or evil.
McG 2000 Charlie's Angel
Charlie's Angels (2000) showcased the brilliance of the film by presenting lead characters who had distinctly unique personalities that made the movie shine. The three main actresses - Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu - brought their own flair and charisma to their respective roles, adding depth and individuality to the characters.
This movie wasn't about a futile women vs men war. This was a full pack action movie (that spawned a sequel!) that audience, whichever the gender, could enjoy.
Both, the 2000 and 2003 sequel grossed more that 250 millions USD
Complex and Multi-Dimensional Characters
Gone are the days of one-dimensional female characters reduced to mere damsels in distress. Nowadays, well-written stories present multi-dimensional female leads with depth and complex personalities. They are flawed, relatable, and undergo personal growth throughout the narrative. These characters have their strengths, weaknesses, fears, and aspirations, making them truly human and allowing audiences to connect with them on a deeper level.
Wonder Woman vs Wonder Woman 84
The Wonder Woman 2017 movie was a very good movie. Set during World War I, the film explores Diana's origin as an Amazonian princess and follows her as she ventures into the world of humans to fight for justice and bring an end to the war. With Gal Gadot's powerful and charismatic portrayal of Wonder Woman, the film resonates with viewers by showcasing the strength, compassion, and determination of this iconic superheroine.
Why the sequel failed? What makes it a good movie is that she must learn, try, make mistakes and improve. We can relate to that. In the sequel, she's a kid and beats all the trained adult Amazonian because she's just so good at everything.
Stop making it a women vs men war
Strong female characters in well-written stories are not just added for token diversity. They play crucial roles in driving the plot forward, engaging in meaningful actions that contribute to the story's development. From pivotal decisions to remarkable achievements, these characters are active participants, actively shaping the narrative rather than just being passive observers.
Perhaps the most significant impact of well-written stories with strong female characters is the empowerment they offer to real-life women and girls. The stories reflect their experiences, struggles, and triumphs, instilling belief and confidence. By seeing female characters overcome obstacles, achieve their dreams, and stand up for what they believe in, women and girls find the motivation to pursue their own aspirations.
Well-written stories with strong female characters have the ability to redefine gender norms, challenge stereotypes, and inspire audiences. They offer representation and visibility, empowering audiences and encouraging them to embrace their own strengths and capabilities. By celebrating these narratives, we contribute to a more inclusive and diverse storytelling landscape, where the portrayal of women is done with authenticity and respect.