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2012 - The year of women at the box office(spoiler warning for the Dark Knight Rises)

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I would definetly say 2012 was the year studios started to take the female demographic into greater consideration when it comes to movie making. Usually box office films are made for men with the odd hot chick which MIGHT be interesting to a woman but most women would take or leave it.

I for one think it's a great idea and I hope it continues in the future.
 
Not that I doubt you but I'm just having a hard time remembering...
examples?
 
Black widow, mariah hill and catwoman were all very well done women. There was also brave and prometheus
 
i disagree about Black Widow and Maria Hill being well done women. Not that they were bad but they were nothing special


On the actual subject of the thread, I dont really think 2012 was "the year of the women" either
 
i think a film like Zero Dark Thirty will end up being a better example of this. Helmed by an accomplished female director focusing on a strong female main character.
 
Maria did nothing for me. I liked the brief window into Black Widow's backstory.
 
I dunno if you'd wanna include Talia in this....considering she was nothing more than a trifling back stabbing ho.

i think what you want here is strong and positive examples of women.
 
the intro shot of widow
there were enough butt shots of catwoman on a muscle bike even michael bay would be surprised.
I won't even get into Talia, College Humor already has.

very obvious men made those movies.
Hill was fine, but its' not like she was the captain of Voyager or something.
Gwen Stacey perhaps.

Angelina has done more for this cause then this entire year imo. When these characters are actually leads then I'll start seeing it. Till then, it's just more Underworld caliber stuff, leather et all.
 
Angelina has done more for this cause then this entire year imo. When these characters are actually leads then I'll start seeing it. Till then, it's just more Underworld caliber stuff, leather et all.
pretty much this except Katniss. I think she was a good female lead
 
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Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild?
Amy Adams in The Master?
 
No question Black Widow and Gwen Stacey were best females of 2012 movie season.
 
Black widow
-Kicked hawkeye a$$
- outwitted Loki
-fought a crapload of chitauri
- and managed to stand her own against the hulk
 
Managed to run away from the hulk until she was saved by a man. :p
 
My vote goes to Judi Dench as M. I thought she was marvellous in Skyfall.
 
My vote goes to Judi Dench as M. I thought she was marvellous in Skyfall.

Marvellous? She did what she's been doing for several years now.
It would have been a thing of to marvel if she actually broke down and we saw this powerful women utterly vulnerable...I digress.
I liked skyfall but I feel it's treated as something it wasn't.
 
I wouldn't include Black Widow or "Eve" on the list. The first is primarily for the male eye and the second is a secondary character whose kind of put in....shall we say, subservient role by the end of the movie?

I think Hollywood finally realized that young females can power box office blockbusters with Twilight and its sequels, not to mention the more gender neutral Harry Potter. I think The Hunger Games told them they can lead mainstream action movies if they are handled as real characters and not sex objects. Scott has always been a feminist, but it is nice to see Shaw in there even if her movie wasn't the best. Catwoman continues it to a point, though she is certainly objectified in shots on the motorcycle.

But yes, I think between The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus and especially The Hunger Games and Twilight Hollywood sees women can lead blockbusters. Hopefully, the trend will continue.
 
i think a film like Zero Dark Thirty will end up being a better example of this. Helmed by an accomplished female director focusing on a strong female main character.

Great point. If we can mention television, Carrie Mathison on Homeland is one of the best female characters, and characters in general, to come out of American pop culture in a few years. Very strong.
 
I hope after all this we can finally get a freakin Wonder Woman movie.
 

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