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tranniversary119
07-09-09, 16:00
I can't help but notice the lack of female super hero movies. I'm a guy and I'm not going to go all feminist are whatever but I'd like to see some females kick ass. We've had-
The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Spider Man, The Incredible Hulk, Hancock, Venom[coming soon], and others. Not one single Female movie. Now don't get me wrong in the past years we've had female superhero movies release but they are horrible movies.
Recent female movies with the female as the lead character include: Catwoman, and Elektra. What's wrong with this list? Oh yeah there's only two movies. Both of these movies suffered from bad scripts and overall bad directing, Elektra was somewhat better than CatWoman. Keep in mind this thread isn't about supporting characters rather main characters. There's so many female super heroes waiting for there shot at the big screen. But people just aren't doing it...what's the deal here? Can people not make strong female characters anymore? Are people afraid Female's wont make as much money as the box office?

Lee croft
07-09-09, 16:02
Female Superhero movies...in need of them?

Yes we need them!!

Encore
07-09-09, 16:03
Perhaps the studios have concluded that the main audience for these movies is male, and they enjoy their female sex symbols (hence, female villains or sidekicks) yet they prefer to have a male protagonist that they can relate to.

tranniversary119
07-09-09, 16:06
Perhaps the studios have concluded that the main audience for these movies is male, and they enjoy their female sex symbols (hence, female villains or sidekicks) yet they prefer to have a male protagonist that they can relate to.

I've considered this, but I think it's also the lack of developing a strong enough female character. Take the female movies we've had and analyze there characters, there laughable and pretty lame. I've heard a Wonder Woman movie is in the making, I can only hope this movie's good.

Minty Mouth
07-09-09, 16:08
My Super Ex-Girlfriend? :ton:

tranniversary119
07-09-09, 16:09
My Super Ex-Girlfriend? :ton:

Never seen it, is it actually based off a real female super hero?

Minty Mouth
07-09-09, 16:10
Never seen it, is it actually based off a real female super hero?

I dont think so :p

Its more of a rom-com actually, with a super hero fight at the end.

Uma Therman plays the lead though.

Encore
07-09-09, 16:12
I've considered this, but I think it's also the lack of developing a strong enough female character. Take the female movies we've had and analyze there characters, there laughable and pretty lame. I've heard a Wonder Woman movie is in the making, I can only hope this movie's good.

That Wonder Woman movie has been going back and forth for years and never really started production. I don't think it'll happen any time soon. I actually think Wonder Woman is a bit "outdated".... But I'm sure that a good director could pull it off.

Another thing is, perhaps the female heroines in comics just aren't that interesting, at least not as much as more complex characters like Bruce Wayne. If you saw or read Watchmen, I think they hit the nail in the head with their caricatures of most female superheroes, with the Silk Spectre characters.

tranniversary119
07-09-09, 16:12
I dont think so :p

Its more of a rom-com actually, with a super hero fight at the end.

Uma Therman plays the lead though.

Kill Bill and *shudders* Poison Ivy comes to mind :ton:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y275/HansonRockMySocks/uma-thurman-picture-01.jpg

Punaxe
07-09-09, 16:13
I support this motion. Aeon Flux, Underworld, Resident Evil, and Ultraviolet weren't all that bad though.
I'd like to see more things la Jessica Biel in the third Blade movie. :3

Wasn't Red Sonja coming soon?

tranniversary119
07-09-09, 16:18
I support this motion. Aeon Flux, Underworld, Resident Evil, and Ultraviolet weren't all that bad though.
I'd like to see more things la Jessica Biel in the third Blade movie. :3

Wasn't Red Sonja coming soon?

I totally forgot about those movies, whoa. Although there not super hero movies they certainly have strong female roles. Take Underworld for example, I know quite a few guys that like that movie. And take some of the older movies like Alien, Silence of the Lambs. They have strong female roles. I guess I'd just like to see some more female heroes popping up in better movies.

dizzydoil
07-09-09, 16:19
The Black Panther movie is coming soon right? So that means we'll be seeing Storm from X-men in another movie... could perhaps hint at a 'X-men Origins: Storm' no? I'd LOVE that :jmp:!

(The Black Panther got married to Storm before she joined the X-men... it is an important part of both characters development and story.)

Catapharact
07-09-09, 16:20
I personally think the concept and the market was tapped into way too much during the early and middle 2000s and all of a sudden the market went cold or just didn't see it as a spectacular concept anymore. Case and Point: Elektra, Ultraviolet, Resident Evil, etc.

I personally enjoyed the Stunt work for Resident Evil and Ultraviolet but the movies weren't well done IMO nor the given characters had enough of a strong background story to derive a proper script for a good movie (either that or the directors involved were lame... Well except for Ultraviolet Lol!)

Now the market has shifted towards origin-themed movies since it allows the given director to shift a popularized concept of a superhero into a different direction (Batman would be the perfect example.) Most of the directors will choose the more popular and well known super-heroes first since chaging their image would leave a more bigger impact; And that is why most of the well known male super heroes are the prime target for today's origin stories.

Minty Mouth
07-09-09, 16:21
Problem is, are there enough High profile Female super heroes.

You can ask anyone on the street about Super man and they'll know who he is. Ask about Ms Marvel, and they'd be all

Wha-?

They have to know they are going to reach a wide enough market before paying for an expensive movie. Are comic book fans enough?

Nannonxyay
07-09-09, 16:26
I would love to see a superhero movie with a female lead. However, I would like to see one where she was a strong, independent woman who wasn't there just to be a love interest of some bloke and to flash some flesh and cleavage. I understand that the costumes must be tight because of the material, but do they really need to be low-cut and revealing? Why can't we have one which is not a sex symbol, but something to be respected and admired. A proper hero.

Encore
07-09-09, 16:32
I would love to see a superhero movie with a female lead. However, I would like to see one where she was a strong, independent woman who wasn't there just to be a love interest of some bloke and to flash some flesh and cleavage. I understand that the costumes must be tight because of the material, but do they really need to be low-cut and revealing? Why can't we have one which is not a sex symbol, but something to be respected and admired. A proper hero.

For that they'd have to invent one because there's no such thing in the comics. :/

dizzydoil
07-09-09, 16:32
I would love to see a superhero movie with a female lead. However, I would like to see one where she was a strong, independent woman who wasn't there just to be a love interest of some bloke and to flash some flesh and cleavage. I understand that the costumes must be tight because of the material, but do they really need to be low-cut and revealing? Why can't we have one which is not a sex symbol, but something to be respected and admired. A proper hero.
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/jumping_taco/Storm.jpg

:D?

Ororo Monroe is the descendant of an ancient line of African priestesses, all of whom have white hair, blue eyes, and the potential to wield magic. Her mother, N'dare, was an African princess who married American photojournalist David Monroe and moved with him to Manhattan, where Ororo was born. When Ororo was six months old, she and her parents moved to Cairo, Egypt. Five years later, during the Arab-Israeli conflict, a plane crashed into their home. Ororo's parents were killed, but she survived, buried under rubble near her mother's body. The resultant trauma left Ororo with severe claustrophobia that still affects her today. Ororo managed to escape the rubble of her shattered home with nothing but the tattered clothes on her back and her mother's ancestral ruby. Homeless and orphaned, Ororo was found by a gang of street urchins who took her to their master, Achmed el-Gibar. Achmed trained Ororo in the arts of thievery and she soon became his prize pupil, excelling in picking both pockets and locks. During her time in Cairo, Ororo picked the pocket of an American tourist. The man proved no easy mark, however, as he was Charles Xavier (http://marvel.com/universe/Professor_X), a powerful mutant telepath who used his abilities to stop the theft. At that moment, Xavier was psionically attacked by another mutant and Ororo used the opportunity to escape.
Years later, feeling a strong urge to wander south, Ororo left Cairo. During her travels, Ororo navely accepted a ride from a complete stranger and was almost raped by him. Forced to defend herself, Ororo killed the man. From that moment, she swore never to take another human life. Ororo wandered for thousands of miles, almost dying during her trek across the Sahara Desert. Her mutant ability to psionically control the weather emerged soon after, and she was able to use them to rescue T'Challa (http://marvel.com/universe/Black_Panther_%28T%27Challa%29), a prince of the African nation of Wakanda (http://marvel.com/universe/Wakanda), from his would-be kidnappers. The pair spent much time together,
however T'Challa's duties as a prince prevented them from further exploring their burgeoning mutual attraction. Finally, Ororo reached her ancestors' homeland on the Serengeti Plain in Kenya. She was taken in by an elderly tribal woman named Ainet who taught her to be responsible with her powers. Ororo soon came to be the object of worship of the local tribes who believed her to be a goddess due to her gift.
Years later, Ororo was forced to battle the threat of a fellow mutant weather manipulator known as Deluge, who sought revenge against humanity. With the help of several members of the team of mutant heroes known as the X-Men (http://marvel.com/universe/X-Men), Deluge was seemingly destroyed and Ororo returned to her life amongst the tribal people. The X-Men subsequently told their founder, Professor Xavier, about Storm but he declined to contact her at this point, not wanting to shock the young woman with the true nature of her powers.
Months later, however, Xavier was left with no choice but to recruit Storm and other mutants from around the world into the X-Men in order to rescue his original students from the threat of the sentient island being known as Krakoa (http://marvel.com/universe/Krakoa). Xavier explained to Ororo that she was not a "goddess", but a mutant, and as such she had a responsibility to use her abilities to help the world just as she had helped the local tribes. Curious, Ororo accepted Xavier's offer, and was given the codename "Storm".
Storm was initially very nave when it came to the customs of the modern world, but her team mate Jean Grey (http://marvel.com/universe/Phoenix_%28Jean_Grey%29) helped educate her in the ways of society and the pair formed a lasting friendship. Jean was also one of the first X-Men to learn of Storm's claustrophobia after the two women chased a thief into the subway.
After serving with the team for many years, Storm was appointed leader of the team following the departure of former leader Cyclops (http://marvel.com/universe/Cyclops_%28Scott_Summers%29) after the apparent death of Jean. Storm was initially unsure about her new role, but with the support of her team mates she soon became a capable leader. When Cyclops eventually returned to the team, Storm found herself doubting her leadership abilities once more after a mission she led went wrong. However, she soon asserted her position, reminding Cyclops that she was now team leader.
Later, after the X-Men were captured and taken into space by the insectoid alien race known as the Brood (http://marvel.com/universe/Brood), Storm fought back but her powers flared out of control. She discovered that she had been implanted with a Brood egg that would hatch and transform her into one of the aliens. Now wanting to unleash such an evil into the world, Storm attempted to commit suicide by channelling all of the surrounding stellar energy into her own body, destroying the Brood embryo but leaving her drifting unprotected in space. She would have died in the vacuum had it not been for a member of the Acanti (http://marvel.com/universe/Acanti), a race of space faring whale-like creatures that had been enslaved by the Brood. The Acanti that saved Storm was revealed to be the caretaker of the soul of his entire race who had lost his mother to the Brood and needed guidance. Storm agreed to let her consciousness guide the young Acanti whilst it healed her damaged body, and, after the Brood were defeated, a restored Storm returned home with the X-Men.http://marvel.com/universe3zx/images/4/45/Storminline.jpg (http://marvel.com/universe/Image:Storminline.jpg)
Soon after, the X-Men encountered the underground community of mutants known as the Morlocks (http://marvel.com/universe/Morlocks) who had kidnapped one of their former members, Angel (http://marvel.com/universe/Archangel). To save her friends, Storm challenged the Morlock leader Callisto (http://marvel.com/universe/Callisto) to a duel and bested her in hand-to-hand combat. As a result, Storm became leader of the Morlocks and she ordered them to cease their hostilities against the surface-dwelling humans.
When the X-Men later travelled to Japan to attend the wedding of their team member Wolverine (http://marvel.com/universe/Wolverine_%28James_Howlett%29), Storm first met the ninja named Yukio (http://marvel.com/universe/Yukio). A friend of Wolverine's, Yukio was the most care free spirit that Ororo had ever met and the two became fast friends. Yukio influenced a major rebellious change in Storm's attitude towards life, and she took to wearing leather and shaved her hair into a Mohawk.
Storm later had her powers accidentally neutralized by a gun invented by the mutant machinesmith named Forge (http://marvel.com/universe/Forge), who took it upon himself to nurse Storm back to health. During her convalescence, Storm and Forge fell in love but their relationship was cut short after Storm learned Forge had created the device that stripped her of her powers.
Storm subsequently quit the X-Men and returned to Africa where she finally came to terms with losing her mutant ability. Returning to Cairo, Storm joined Xavier's newest team of young mutants, the New Mutants (http://marvel.com/universe/New_Mutants), in an adventure into the past during which Storm met one of her ancestors who helped the heroes return to their own time. Storm and the New Mutants were subsequently captured by the Asgardian trickster god Loki (http://marvel.com/universe/Loki) who sought to use Storm in one of his schemes to discredit his half-brother, the thunder god Thor (http://marvel.com/universe/Thor_%28Thor_Odinson%29), by restoring her abilities and brainwashing her into believing she was a goddess. With the aid of the X-Men, Storm was able to reject Loki's gifts, thus thwarting his plan.
Storm returned to the X-Men to find herself being challenged to a duel for leadership of the team by Cyclops. Despite her still being powerless, she won and Cyclops quit the team. Soon after, the X-Men and the Hellfire Club (http://marvel.com/universe/Hellfire_Club) formed an alliance to combat the growing threats against mutants that saw Storm share the position of White King with a reformed Magneto (http://marvel.com/universe/Magneto_%28Magnus%29). The alliance was to be short-lived, however, after Storm decided that in order to safeguard their friends and families from their many enemies, the X-Men must fake their deaths and become an underground proactive strikeforce. Soon Storm realized that she needed her powers restored and so she sought out Forge for his help. She found Forge's old mentor Naz instead, who informed her that Forge had been corrupted by his nemesis, the Adversary (http://marvel.com/universe/Adversary), and was seeking to destroy the world. Unbeknownst to Storm, the Adversary had actually corrupted Naz. When Storm finally located Forge, she found him atop a mountain seemingly opening a dimensional portal filled with demons. Storm struck Forge down, and only then realized he had been attempting to close the portal, not open it. The Adversary then trapped Storm and Forge in the other dimension and seized control of Dallas, warping time and space in order to foment chaos on Earth.
Storm and Forge spent a year on an alternate Earth, during which time they made peace and admitted their love for one another. Forge used components from his cybernetic leg to fashion a new device that restored Storm's powers which she then used to energize a portal back to their own world. They rejoined the X-Men in time to defeat the Adversary, imprisoning him at the cost of their own lives. However, the Omniversal Guardian named Roma (http://marvel.com/universe/Roma) restored the X-Men to life, freeing the Adversary under the notion that there could be no order without chaos.
http://marvel.com/universe3zx/images/5/5f/Storm_inline_.jpg (http://marvel.com/universe/Image:Storm_inline_.jpg)
Soon after, Storm was captured by the crazed scientist known as Nanny (http://marvel.com/universe/Nanny_%28cyborg%29) who sought to use Storm's abilities in her quest to liberate the world's super-powered children by making orphans of them. Nanny used her technology to de-age Storm to her pre-teens and strip her memories so as to better sway the mutant to her cause. However, Storm fought back and overloaded Nanny's device. Once more a child with no memories of her life as an X-Man, the young Storm returned to her life as a thief. On one caper, she found herself the target of the psychic being known as the Shadow King (http://marvel.com/universe/Shadow_King) but was saved by a fellow mutant and thief named Gambit (http://marvel.com/universe/Gambit). The pair formed a partnership and, after Storm regained her memories, she took Gambit to meet the X-Men. Storm was eventually restored to adulthood after the X-Men were captured by agents of the island nation of Genosha (http://marvel.com/universe/Genosha) who used mutants as slaves. Storm underwent the mutate transformation process, however the Genoshan Genegineer and Chief Magistrate were members of a rebel faction. They restored Storm's body and mind, and the X-Men were able to defeat their aggressors.
Soon after, the X-Men were reformed into two separate strike teams, with Cyclops and Storm as co-leaders. Forge aided both teams as their resident technician, however this left little time for them to rekindle their relationship. Forge still asked Storm to marry him, but she hesitated on giving a reply. Forge was left thinking she did not truly love him and he left before she could respond with a "yes".
Months later, the eternal mutant Apocalypse (http://marvel.com/universe/Apocalypse_%28En_Sabah_Nur%29) made a bid for power by gathering together the Twelve (http://marvel.com/universe/Twelve), a group of mutants prophesied to usher in a golden age for their kind that counted Storm amongst their number. Apocalypse was defeated, but not before the ultimate extent of Storm's mutant power was revealed in an alternate future wherein she had evolved into a wholly elemental being.
Not long after, Storm and five of her team mates formed a splinter group of X-Men known as the X-Treme X-Men (http://marvel.com/universe/X-Treme_X-Men), cutting all ties with the rest of the team to search for the diaries of the blind mutant seer Destiny (http://marvel.com/universe/Destiny_%28Irene_Adler%29) that mapped the future of mutants. During a mission in Australia, Storm was reunited with Gambit who sought to obtain her mother's ruby. It was revealed that the ruby was part of a set that, when empowered, could open a portal between dimensions. Several of the gems had already gone missing, and Gambit wished to ensure that Storm's ruby remained safe. At that moment, the other-dimensional warrior named Shaitan attacked, capturing Gambit and stealing the ruby. Shaitan used the gems and Gambit's mutant ability to empower them, thus opening a portal allowing the armies of his master, Khan (http://marvel.com/universe/Khan), to pass through and invade Earth.
Storm's X-Men opposed the invaders, but she was seriously injured by Madripoor's ruling crimelord Viper (http://marvel.com/universe/Viper_%28Madame_Hydra%29) and was subsequently taken prisoner by Khan himself. The warlord intended for Storm to be his queen, and commanded his physicians to heal her. Storm attempted to seduce Khan into calling off his invasion whilst her team mates fought to close the portal. Khan's other concubines grew jealous of Storm's advances and attempted to kill her. Despite her injuries, Storm prevailed and escaped, rejoining her team mates as they destroyed the portal.
http://marvel.com/universe3zx/images/e/e2/Storm_inline.jpg (http://marvel.com/universe/Image:Storm_inline.jpg)
During her subsequent recuperation, which required her to undertake physical therapy to heal her back and legs, Storm and her team were asked back to the mansion to rejoin the core X-Men team. Storm declined, however, believing that there was still work for her team to do. During a world summit to address the increasing hostilities between humans and mutants, Storm offered her X-Men team's services to the United Nations as a global mutant police force, the X-Treme Sanctions Executive. Storm's first mission would be a solo one as she was charged with infiltrating and exposing an underground slave trading network that forced mutants to fight in gladiator-style arenas. Soon after, Storm and her team returned to Westchester to help rebuild the mansion following an attack by Magneto and stayed on to continue their new direction. With the XSE, Ororo and her teammates opposed such threats as the Weaponeers and the extradimensional Fury (http://marvel.com/universe/Fury), as well as aiding the Hellfire Club against an attack by rogue member Donald Pierce (http://marvel.com/universe/Pierce%2C_Donald). Ororo was captured by the saurian Hauk’ka who amplified her powers with the intent of creating a global hyper-storm to destroy human civilization, but she was freed by her teammate Rachel (http://marvel.com/universe/Marvel_Girl_%28Rachel_Summers%29). Later, Ororo accompanied Havok (http://marvel.com/universe/Havok)’s X-Men team to Africa to investigate animal mutations. Alongside the Black Panther, Ororo and the X-Men opposed Genoshan scientist Doctor Paine and the Russian criminal the Red Ghost, after which Ororo opted to leave the X-Men and remain in Africa.
Following the restoration of reality after it was warped by the Scarlet Witch (http://marvel.com/universe/Scarlet_Witch_%28Wanda_Maximoff%29), the majority of the world’s mutants lost their powers and Ororo sought to safeguard those mutants remaining in Africa. During her efforts, Ororo was proposed to by the Black Panther. Returning to Wakanda with him, Ororo met his mother and, while contemplating T’Challa’s proposal, learned that her uncle Shetani was responsible for the attacks on African mutants. After confronting him, Ororo met her maternal grandmother and learned more of her family’s history. Subsequently, she accepted T’Challa’s proposal and the pair were married in Wakanda. After their honeymoon, the royal couple embarked on a world tour, meeting with global leaders such as Doctor Doom (http://marvel.com/universe/Doctor_Doom_%28Victor_von_Doom%29) and Namor the Sub-Mariner (http://marvel.com/universe/Sub-Mariner) before deciding to form a global alliance to oppose the U.S. Superhuman Registration Act. Arriving in the U.S., T’Challa and Ororo sought a meeting with the President; however, Ororo was required to register as a superhuman before the meeting could proceed. Refusing, Ororo was subsequently targeted for arrest, and alongside her husband opposed Sentinels (http://marvel.com/universe/Sentinels) and Iron Man (http://marvel.com/universe/Iron_Man_%28Anthony_Stark%29) sent to apprehend her. After Iron Man stood down, Ororo and T’Challa opted to remain in the U.S. on a fact-finding mission prior to taking action against the Registration Act.

Yes. Okay. I love Storm.

GameGlitcher77
07-09-09, 16:36
I support this motion. Aeon Flux, Underworld, Resident Evil, and Ultraviolet weren't all that bad though.


Seconded::tmb:

Shark_Blade
07-09-09, 16:37
I thought there's a Wonder Woman movie before, although I think it feels campy.

msalpha2omega
07-09-09, 16:43
I dont think so :p

Its more of a rom-com actually, with a super hero fight at the end.

Uma Therman plays the lead though.

http://i30.************/xtt0.jpg

It was a horrible movie........ Didn't like it at all............ Not a superhero movie....... :hea:

oocladableeblah
07-09-09, 16:49
My Super Ex-Girlfriend? :ton:
Was that good? I actually wanted to see it it looked funny. Plus I love Uma Thurman :cln:

Saphyre
07-09-09, 16:51
Was that good? I actually wanted to see it it looked funny. Plus I love Uma Thurman :cln:

according to the post above yours it was crap :P I haven't seen it myself though.

Minty Mouth
07-09-09, 16:53
Was that good? I actually wanted to see it it looked funny. Plus I love Uma Thurman :cln:

Well, I liked it, but its probably something you should wait to see until its on Sky Movies or something.

oocladableeblah
07-09-09, 16:54
according to the post above yours it was crap :P I haven't seen it myself though.
Oh okay didn't see that post :p

Yes there should be some more female superhero movies, I am surprised there hasn't been a wonder woman one made.

Carbonek_0051
07-09-09, 16:54
*Epic Post*

Win.

Legend 4ever
07-09-09, 16:55
Well, for some reason female superhero movies fail nowadays. I remember how everyone hated CATWOMAN with Halle Berry and I was like WHAT?! That movie was awesome.

matrix54
07-09-09, 16:55
all female superhero movies that we have are usually flops in the box office. I had high hopes for catwoman, i really did. elektra was just... let my little emoticon friend explain: :hea: thanks, emoticon :tmb:

tranniversary119
07-09-09, 16:57
Xmen Origins: Storm is a good idea :tmb: Her story is good enough to be made into a movie. I'm still crossing my fingers for a GOOD return to the beloved Catwoman whether it be in Batman 3 are her own movie.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/jax328/catwoman-br.jpg

msalpha2omega
07-09-09, 16:58
Oh okay didn't see that post :p

Yes there should be some more female superhero movies, I am surprised there hasn't been a wonder woman one made.

It was just my opinion.... Other people like Mindy Mouth liked it... It might be closer to your taste than mine ;) You could try Youtubing some scenes to see if you like it!

ShadyCroft
07-09-09, 17:00
Sure, why not.

tranniversary119
07-09-09, 17:10
Well, for some reason female superhero movies fail nowadays. I remember how everyone hated CATWOMAN with Halle Berry and I was like WHAT?! That movie was awesome.

Catwoman was an example of how to take a good character and completely ruin her. They changed her name from Selina Kyle to Patience Phillips already made the movie worse, the plot centered around a makeup product that was deadly and how Patience needed to stop it from releasing onto the market. It doesn't sound like a movie for a guy to enjoy really? I would have much preferred it to stay true to her original story, and have the film lead off into a future batman movie.

oocladableeblah
07-09-09, 17:12
Catwoman was an example of how to take a good character and completely ruin her. They changed her name from Selina Kyle to Patience Phillips already made the movie worse, the plot centered around a makeup product that was deadly and how Patience needed to stop it from releasing onto the market. It doesn't sound like a movie for a guy to enjoy really? I would have much preferred it to stay true to her original story, and have the film lead off into a future batman movie.
What is the purpose of changing her name :confused: whatever whoever wrote that script should just be smacked. I haven't seen that catwoman, but your description completely turns me off from it.

Carbonek_0051
07-09-09, 17:14
What is the purpose of changing her name :confused: whatever whoever wrote that script should just be smacked. I haven't seen that catwoman, but your description completely turns me off from it.

They wanted to do their own story, basically she isn't Selina Kyle. She is from a long line of Catwomen one of which was Selina Kyle. The concept was there wasn't only one over time. Which is what most people missed about the plot.

It's also not set in Gotham.

oocladableeblah
07-09-09, 17:15
They wanted to do their own story, basically she isn't Selina Kyle. She is from a long line of Catwomen one of which was Selina Kyle. The concept was there wasn't only one over time. Which is what most people missed about the plot.

It's also not set in Gotham.
And it continues to sound worse.

Carbonek_0051
07-09-09, 17:17
And it continues to sound worse.

It's not bad when you take into account it's not supposed to be based on any of the comics. I liked it, but it was far from amazing. People think they simply changed her name which wasn't the case, it was just a new character made for the film.

They need to make a Catwoman movie with Selina Kyle.

matrix54
07-09-09, 17:26
no, hun, it is bad. the movie sucked :p it had so much potential.

rowanlim
07-09-09, 17:28
I thought there's a Wonder Woman movie before, although I think it feels campy.

You mean the animated one? I thought it was nice :)

There's a Wonder Woman movie coming up, hopefully it'll be good :tmb:

TRhalloween
07-09-09, 17:30
I'm not going to go all feminist

*sigh* You know, feminist doesn't necessarily mean you're a bat**** loon.

Tomb Raider was similar to a supehero movie and it made a lot of money. I'm sure a female lead could be successful. It's usually hit or miss with superhero movies.

Encore
07-09-09, 17:32
*sigh* You know, feminist doesn't necessarily mean you're a bat**** loon.

Tomb Raider was similar to a supehero movie and it made a lot of money. I'm sure a female lead could be successful. It's usually hit or miss with superhero movies.

But it sucked. :( It was more like a random Bond Girl was given a spin off movie...

TRhalloween
07-09-09, 17:33
But it sucked. :( It was more like a random Bond Girl was given a spin off movie...

It sucked but it made a lot of money and propelled Angie's career.

Punaxe
07-09-09, 17:58
Problem is, are there enough High profile Female super heroes. (...)

One may also wonder whether or not there are enough high-profile actresses that could properly portray a super heroin...

voltz
07-09-09, 18:09
Too bad Bridgett Nelson is an aged alcoholic.

remote91
07-09-09, 18:17
Elektra was kind of okay thanks to Garner..

Orionvalentine
07-09-09, 18:21
A new Catwoman movie should be made, one that has something to do with Batman and Gotham City. That lame excuse for a movie that we were fed just don't cut the mustard :p

Drone
07-09-09, 18:32
Heavy Metal with Julie Strain! .. again

tranniversary119
07-09-09, 18:36
*sigh* You know, feminist doesn't necessarily mean you're a bat**** loon.

Tomb Raider was similar to a supehero movie and it made a lot of money. I'm sure a female lead could be successful. It's usually hit or miss with superhero movies.

Never said it did, but there's no reason to believe that I'm playing the sexist card here. I'm just simply saying I want more females hero's in movies!

DMC
07-09-09, 18:41
The Black Panther movie is coming soon right? So that means we'll be seeing Storm from X-men in another movie... could perhaps hint at a 'X-men Origins: Storm' no? I'd LOVE that :jmp:!

(The Black Panther got married to Storm before she joined the X-men... it is an important part of both characters development and story.)

Ha!

Storm is my favourite superhero, male and female, she is absolutely amazing!
I'd love to see a movie with her alone, I think it would be fantastic!

I didn't know a Black Panther movie is coming out, can't wait!

And also, I think that Jean Grey/Phoenix is amazing and her story is fantastic too, too bad that X3 didn't showcase what it was supposed to, originally when Bryan Singer was supposed to direct it, it would have been totally different than what we got.

But the only reason I liked X3 was because of Storm, whose character was played out much better that the previous movies.

And also, I think Emma Frost is an amazing character, but I don't see her in her own movie.

Atlantisfreak666
07-09-09, 19:37
Catwoman for t3h win.

aussie500
08-09-09, 00:43
Ok I admit I hardly ever watch movies these days, and gave up reading comics some time ago, but since when were Electra, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Emma Frost considered heroes? They want to make a movie about a character they should stick to their characters true nature and not try to make them out to be some sort of hero. Admitted Emma did change later but a better movie would be with her as the White Queen, forget about her being a hero, she first gained popularity as a villian! Nothing wrong with having a decent movie about a sexy super villainess, that the characters originally became so popular playing the bad girl should tell movie makers something.

In the X-Men Jean has already had enough of the spotlight, I always thought Rogue's story would have made an interesting movie, and yes Storm could do with a bit more attention. I liked the old Supergirl movie with Helen Slater, Hollywood is remake happy about time they did a better version. The Wonder Woman movie looks no closer to getting started, although its meant to be released in a few years, I wish them luck making a good movie. Wonder Girl/Troia would probably have been a bit more epic and interesting. For funny and quirky a Spider-Girl movie would probably be a hit, super powers but still fallible. Hollywood should perhaps give up making movies about yesterdays heroes and look at some of the more recent idea's, or maybe even come up with a few of their own.

Aphrodite22
08-09-09, 00:50
The legend of Chun Li :p



Well atleast next year Resident Evil Afterlife is coming out with the kickass milla jovovich and prolly some more actresses..

and for those talking about Ultraviolet.. that movie had alot of potential, the fight coreographies were awesome but the story was meh.. i hated that stupid little boy i just wanted him to die... :mad:

Tommy123
08-09-09, 01:35
I want them to make a movie about Raven from teen titans.

She is amazing

larafan25
08-09-09, 02:43
yes I want a good kick ass...darkish female superhero movie:)

make a live action cyber six movie:O:D

ECB
08-09-09, 03:24
We actually do have a lot, but we do need a GOOD one. Here are some movies that come to mind;

Buffy (probably one of the most known kick-ass women and did have a movie)
http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/030228/12129__1gellar_l.jpg

Charlie's Angels (HELLO!) :p
http://oneasianworld.com/blog/charlies-angels.jpg

Elektra
http://images.contactmusic.com/images/reviews2/elektra.jpg

The Bride
http://www.channel4.com/film/media/film/4x/K/kill_bill_xl_06.jpg

Those are just to name a few. :D

Legend 4ever
08-09-09, 04:07
Catwoman was an example of how to take a good character and completely ruin her. They changed her name from Selina Kyle to Patience Phillips already made the movie worse, the plot centered around a makeup product that was deadly and how Patience needed to stop it from releasing onto the market. It doesn't sound like a movie for a guy to enjoy really? I would have much preferred it to stay true to her original story, and have the film lead off into a future batman movie.
Oh, that is so prejudiced. I'm sorry if I ruined your concept of a man, but I though the movie was fun. Whatever, I loved it. And I really thought Sharon Stone was amazing in it.

And why would a change of name be sooo disastrous? Who cares, really?!

larafan25
08-09-09, 04:09
^so did I...I loved the movie actually:)

Jedd Fletcher
08-09-09, 04:45
Legend4ever, not only was the characters' named changed, but everything about her: her background, her personality, her motivation. It wasn't Catwoman, it was a lame, two-dimensional excuse for Catwoman. I was really disappointed, so much so that I wrote my own screenplay imagining a different Catwoman film.

I'm bummed that the Wonder Woman movie seems to be stuck in perpetual development hell. I've had to make do with the animated film, which actually is pretty good. It seems to me that Catwoman and Elektra killed any future female-driven superhero films...which is a pity because those two characters are terrific and have so much dramatic potential. That and Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner are excellent actresses. Oh well, at least there's Witchblade and Red Sonja coming up!

Tyrannosaurus
08-09-09, 05:37
They could give Wonder Woman, She Hulk, or Big Barda a try, but Hollywood seems to think muscular women aren't sexy. Just so long as we don't have a tough, underwritten female protagonist weilding guns.

Carbonek_0051
08-09-09, 08:43
Legend4ever, not only was the characters' named changed, but everything about her: her background, her personality, her motivation. It wasn't Catwoman, it was a lame, two-dimensional excuse for Catwoman. I was really disappointed, so much so that I wrote my own screenplay imagining a different Catwoman film.

They didn't change anything, if you really did pay attention to the plot you would know that Patience was not the only Catwoman but another one in the long line of Catwomen. The scene with Ophelia throwing pictures of different Catwomen you can see a pic of Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman from Batman Returns. They never changed her personality, name, & background simply because she was not Selina Kyle. I did enjoy the film for what it was, but I do want a Catwoman film where it is based around Selina's story but I doubt anyone could pull off a better Catwoman than Michelle.

But I think someone already said it, Catwoman is not a hero. She never has been, she has been known both to help Batman & oppose him. She is not exactly a villian, but she is anti-hero.

voltz
08-09-09, 08:57
Someone needs to get this made into a movie, and I could vision someone like Frank Miller being the best choice.


http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0702/15/madamemirage1.jpg

t-raider26
08-09-09, 09:58
See, this is exactly why there should be an Alias movie!


Im just sayin :whi:


And just as a side note, Ive always thought that Angelina Jolie would have been better as Elektra and Jennifer Garner as Lara. Angelina looks a whole lot more like Elektra and Jennifer to me looks more like Lara....

Shark_Blade
08-09-09, 11:10
We already have Desperate Housewives, so no need for superwomen, superbabe or whatis. :ton:

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/2203/desperatehousewivesv.jpg (http://img233.imageshack.us/i/desperatehousewivesv.jpg/)


Catwoman is not a superhero, she do things for her own wants and desire, much like Lara Croft used to be. She's cool and sexy.The others that fits this anti hero persona are like Elektra, Alice (Resident Evil), Ultraviolet.

I think the pure superheroes are Super Girl, X-Men team: Rogue, Storm, Jean, Lilo from the Fifth Element, etc and such. Not much.

Let's face it then,

Male superheroes > Female superheroes.

:p

LaraRules81
08-09-09, 11:14
http://hopeless-obsessions.net/charmed/t14.jpg

:D

The Charmed Ones are super-witches and they once actually became superheroes. They are very much a female icons and save the world on a weekly basis.

How I wish it was still on :o

interstellardave
08-09-09, 11:19
I wouldn't recommend the Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie, but I definitely recommend the show! One of the best shows ever to appear on television IMO and, if you catch me in the right mood, I might say it's the best.

Tombraiderx08
08-09-09, 11:42
http://hopeless-obsessions.net/charmed/t14.jpg

:D

The Charmed Ones are super-witches and they once actually became superheroes. They are very much a female icons and save the world on a weekly basis.

How I wish it was still on :o :jmp: Best Heroines ever! :D

LaraRules81
08-09-09, 11:44
:jmp: Best Heroines ever! :D

:D

http://i25.************/iwlqv9.gif

tonyme
08-09-09, 11:49
Need I say more? :whi:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn198/tonybeayno/wall1-3-1.jpg

LaraRules81
08-09-09, 11:51
^ Meh, the Charmed Ones were Greek Goddess', Piper & Leo became Hindu Gods and much more :p

tonyme
08-09-09, 11:55
^ Meh, the Charmed Ones were Greek Goddess', Piper & Leo became Hindu Gods and much more :p

Meh? :yik:

well...

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn198/tonybeayno/001-2.jpg

:p

LaraRules81
08-09-09, 12:05
Meh? :yik:

well...

http://desperatefans.org/gallery/albums/userpics/001.png

:p

1- I can't see it and...

2- EAT THIS!!!! :p (http://hopeless-obsessions.net/charmed/Transformations.html)

:vlol:

LightningRider
08-09-09, 12:07
I think with the right script and direction, a female movie could actually kick off and be good.

I always wanted a Birds of Prey movie. Not the show (even though that was kick-ass), I want Gail Simone writing it.

Gail understands the characters more than anyone, because she established who they were. Witty, Sexy, Kick-Ass.

And the whole 3 Sexy Babes In 1 is just a plus. :p

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/140120192X.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

pneboy
08-09-09, 12:08
needs more of this
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tonyme
08-09-09, 12:10
1- I can't see it and...

2- EAT THIS!!!! :p (http://hopeless-obsessions.net/charmed/Transformations.html)

:vlol:

You can't see the picture I posted? :eek:

LaraRules81
08-09-09, 12:10
You can't see the picture I posted? :eek:

No :p And what's in the link will beat whatever picture you post :ton:

tonyme
08-09-09, 12:11
No :p And what's in the link will beat whatever picture you post :ton:

I'll edit the post :ton:

EDIT: edited! :p

LaraRules81
08-09-09, 12:17
I'll edit the post :ton:

EDIT: edited! :p

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Nah, The Charmed Ones have become better :p

tonyme
08-09-09, 12:18
Nah, The Charmed Ones have become better :p

Ok I give you this, cause you know sometimes I watch Charmed and I enjoy it! :p

LaraRules81
08-09-09, 12:19
Ok I give you this, cause you know sometimes I watch Charmed and I enjoy it! :p

Okay, you can win the next one :D :hug:


:vlol:

tonyme
08-09-09, 12:21
Okay, you can win the next one :D :hug:


:vlol:

Well in any case, I really suggest you watch D. Housewives! :D

LaraRules81
08-09-09, 12:22
Well in any case, I really suggest you watch D. Housewives! :D

I've seen it a few times...it was funny ^_^

tonyme
08-09-09, 12:23
I've seen it a few times...it was funny ^_^

Sure it is! :)

How many seasons of Charmed is there?

LaraRules81
08-09-09, 12:24
Sure it is! :)

How many seasons of Charmed is there?

8 :)

tonyme
08-09-09, 12:26
8 :)

We're going kinda off-topic, let's continue here! :) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=156074

Shark_Blade
08-09-09, 12:26
meh? :yik:

Well...

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn198/tonybeayno/001-2.jpg

:plol. :d this. Is. Wisteria lane!!!

tonyme
08-09-09, 12:27
lol. :d this. Is. Wisteria lane!!!

:cln:

telcontar
08-09-09, 12:50
I want a Wonder Woman movie :D

http://i25.************/2u61cmf.jpg
^This is fan art.


I would definitely watch a Birds of Prey movie as well.

michaeldt
08-09-09, 13:49
The Resident Evil Movies :)

aileenwuornos
09-09-09, 03:16
I can't help but notice the lack of female super hero movies. I'm a guy and I'm not going to go all feminist are whatever but I'd like to see some females kick ass. We've had-
The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Spider Man, The Incredible Hulk, Hancock, Venom[coming soon], and others. Not one single Female movie. Now don't get me wrong in the past years we've had female superhero movies release but they are horrible movies.
Recent female movies with the female as the lead character include: Catwoman, and Elektra. What's wrong with this list? Oh yeah there's only two movies. Both of these movies suffered from bad scripts and overall bad directing, Elektra was somewhat better than CatWoman. Keep in mind this thread isn't about supporting characters rather main characters. There's so many female super heroes waiting for there shot at the big screen. But people just aren't doing it...what's the deal here? Can people not make strong female characters anymore? Are people afraid Female's wont make as much money as the box office?

It's because people think movies where women are actually human beings and not deus ex machina and sex-bots won't sell.

I blame the patriarchy.

Encore
09-09-09, 10:28
Thank God for Tarantino and his girl power ramblings :D

http://i32.************/264om5u.jpg

She's my favourite action heroine by far!

aileenwuornos
09-09-09, 11:18
Oh and before I forget, there are lots of movies made about female superheroes (or anti-superheroes depending on your choice)
Including:

Alien Quadrilogy
Bandit Queen
Bandidas
Coraline
Freeway (and Freeway II)
La Femme Nikita
X Cross (japanese horror flick)

it's just a matter of looking hard enough.

LightningRider
09-09-09, 11:35
Ooh I want a Wet Movie made my Tarantino, it fits his style. :jmp:

telcontar
09-09-09, 12:11
Oh and before I forget, there are lots of movies made about female superheroes (or anti-superheroes depending on your choice)
Including:

Alien Quadrilogy
La Femme Nikita

I agree with this, but


Bandit Queen
Bandidas
Coraline
Freeway (and Freeway II)

X Cross (japanese horror flick)

it's just a matter of looking hard enough.

I wouldn't consider those to be super-hero movies.

IceColdLaraCroft
09-09-09, 14:46
Hello!

Lara Croft!?

the problem with most comic women is that they're emotionally connected to a man

Lee croft
09-09-09, 15:02
http://hopeless-obsessions.net/charmed/t14.jpg

Piper looks more like a wrestler!!

LaraRules81
09-09-09, 16:04
Piper looks more like a wrestler!!

So she does :vlol:

Encore
09-09-09, 20:12
Oh and before I forget, there are lots of movies made about female superheroes (or anti-superheroes depending on your choice)
Including:

Alien Quadrilogy
Bandit Queen
Bandidas
Coraline
Freeway (and Freeway II)
La Femme Nikita
X Cross (japanese horror flick)

it's just a matter of looking hard enough.

I think the issue of the thread is more related to existing female main characters of comics, that haven't gotten a movie treatment like their male colleagues.

aileenwuornos
10-09-09, 02:41
I agree with this, but

I wouldn't consider those to be super-hero movies.
Neither would I, but there is such a shortage of intelligent, dedicated and strong women as leads in movies the protagonists in those might as well be.

I think the issue of the thread is more related to existing female main characters of comics, that haven't gotten a movie treatment like their male colleagues.

I know, but see above. I still blame the patriarchy.