My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.
isn’t it incredible how mlp: fim got a ton of fans from an unexpected male audience and a ton of companies came out to cater to them and how many seasons does fim have now
but teen titans young justice and the green lantern show do great with women and boom cancel button
I have thought about this but never really connected the two until just now.
Fans are taking ‘Where’s Gamora?’ into their own hands
As many frustrated fans have pointed out online, much of the official Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise leaves out Gamora, one of the movie’s five titular Guardians, played by Zoe Saldana. Though Gamora has an equal amount of screen time as her male colleagues, and Saldana is second-billed after Chris Pratt, Gamora is mysteriously absent in some egregious ways.
Unfortunately, this is nothing new
Rogue: “I’d like to buy this flute!”
Merchant NPC: “Beware… a evil Demon lives inside it, he may come out if you play it.”
Ogre: “What? Let me have a look at it….”
Ogre: *puts the flute to his eye and looks inside*
Ogre: “Nope, there’s nothing inside. Buy it.”
The Dark Eye (German: Das Schwarze Auge (DSA))
My favorite horror movie classic will always be this movie. (Watch The Mummy) (Watch the Mummy Returns)
… Is Harley even a villain anymore? Between this and the thing I saw a while back with her refusing to fight a superhero who was pregnant, it’s… I mean, she’s turning complicated.
Female BAMFs Throughout History
this is fab BUT WHERE ARE THEIR NAMES?
I’m always wanting to read more about these posts immediately and I have trouble finding the sources.
theatres with chandeliers confuse me like
have you not learned