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on 18 Jun 2012 01:33

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Pathetic Female Characters (Movies)

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Basically copied and pasted from the article - with a few of my words. xP
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1. Red Riding Hood (2011)
Red Riding Hood



The movie pits the lovely Amanda Seyfried (nubility personified/human Keane painting/tube of lip gloss made flesh) against an angry, magic, sexually charged man-wolf. After the wolf kills her sister and makes it clear he's coming for her next (wolf telepathy is involved – don't ask questions), Seyfried's reaction is to… stand there. Wait to be rescued. Weep. Stand there some more. Quiver under the male gaze. Reapply lip gloss. Repeat. Oh, and sometimes she strides from one place to another place wearing a billowy cloak. She's so useless, in fact, that the film doesn't even let her use her feminine wiles or her sexuality as a weapon! It's just boring, old-timey, textbook damsel-in-distress.


I haven't actually seen this (mostly because it's associated with Twilight) so I can't really contribute much in the comments department. After reading this though - my plan to not watch it has evolved into a new plan: I'm really not watching it. :P

Well actually - it might be fun for a drinking game.

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2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
The Blonde Chick

Oh, cool, a gold digger who never stops screeching? It's really empowering to know I can be anything I want to be, as long as it's either this chick or a virgin who never stops pouting.


Right so, confession, I've only seen the Indiana Jones series relatively recently (pathetic I know). So, I saw the first one with what awesome brunette chick yeah? Then I saw this one with her and I'm all like... wait what happened? Where did the other one go? Why did they replace her with this really really annoying chick? Oh cuz she's the director's girlfriend. Right.
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3. The NeverEnding Story (1984)
The Childlike Empress

This weird bald lady literally just sits in a crystal egg and cries, waiting for some kid from another dimension to save her homeland with the power of his imagination. Worst empress ever! I'm totally voting for the Nothing in Fantasia.


I haven't seen this flick in ages - so I can't really say much. Will re-watch and edit this post.

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4. Twilight (2008)
What's her face

Catherine Hardwicke strikes again! Limp bag of tears waits for marriage to have sex with her undead boyfriend; is paralysed by grief every time he goes in the other room. Bella barely even exists. You guys know it's 2011, right, Hollywood? Women can do stuff now – it's the law!


Yes. What can I say about what's her face that hasn't already been said? Well nothing really.

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5. The Princess Bride (1987)
Buttercup


Yes, I get that she has attitude or whatever ("You mock my pain!"), but could Buttercup maybe DO something once in a while besides brush her hair and contemplate suicide because she and her boyfriend broke up? The woman is a blue silk sausage casing stuffed with whines. The most irritating movie scene on Earth (just go with me on the superlatives here) has to be in the Fire Swamp when – in the span of 10 minutes – Buttercup manages to catch fire, fall in a hole and get bit on the foot by the world's most-outrunnable and asthmatic mega-rodent. And when Westley steps in to rescue her and gets ROUS fangs embedded in his shoulder (Hantavirus of Unusual Size!), she just stands there and looks concerned. The best she can muster is to pick up a stick and sort of gently prod the rat thingy's haunch. A monster is eating your true love, Buttercup! And you prod its haunch? Poke, poke? That's it? Are you sure!? Hit it in the brains, for God's sake! God, I hate Buttercup. I even hate buttercups the flowers now. I hate butter, I hate cups, I hate cups full of butter. See what you've done to me, Hollywood? I give up.


I actually disagree with this one because the film is actually self-aware and actually meant to play the stereotypes. So I don't think this counts. :P
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Additions I Felt I Should Add

Pretty much self explanatory.
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6. Wonder Woman (2009)
Alexa



Something about this chick just rubs me the wrong way. I know she's meant to be a foil for Artemis and just like the Amazon's generally. I know its to show that there are all types of women within the Amazons. But seriously, why? She was just such a cliche. Okay that must sound bad coming from a Wonder Woman movie. But you know what I mean! Right? Right? I mean I was pretty glad she got killed by Ares but only after hearing an earful of 'oh I like books, I don't like fighting boo boo. What message are they trying to pull anyway? Just because you read means you're a whimp? Also her whole zombie subplot was so irrelevant to the whole thing. I mean like it would have been cool if they had a horde of Zombie Amazons to kill Ares' Army but no - a second after they turn Ares just goes and destroys the whole lot of them! WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THAT?!
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7. Inception (2010)
Ariadne



Don't get me wrong, I love Inception, its a great film. But what the heck is the point of Ariadne? I mean I get she's a plot device so that the audience is introduced into the world of dreams yada yada yada but she does nothing but says 'Cobb let's go!' in the end (Paraphrased not actual quote). I mean, why give her an awesome name (Ariadne's pretty awesome), an awesome job (the architect) when really she's virtually pointless. As a character I mean - I know the part she plays is important; she constructs the dreams so that cool paradox things happen but I mean you've got Arthur who's a real cool guy and Eames who's even cooler, the only female (who isn't psychotic) is this lame girl who's only point seems to be to bring out Cobb's sensitive side (put-lease)! Give her a gun! Give make her drive! Make her do something!

Chris Nolan needs to up his female characters badassery. I've got high hopes for Catwoman.
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Uhh What Happened?

Females who were awesome but became less so.
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8. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Padme


I love Star Wars. I love this movie. I love Padme. But girl... what the heck happened? She was this chick who can blaster her way out of any situation, speaks her mind and hold her own against an alien cat with big teeth thing. Then this movie comes out and she's suddenly a D.I.D.? I mean I get she's preggers so she can't exactly go and save the day or whatever, but dying of a broken heart seems so out of character, Georgie! I'm mean I get it's dramatic and whatever but you didn't only kill Padme but you tainted her character!

I'm not putting spoiler things on this one because if you haven't seen Star Wars by now you're not cool. :P
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Inspired by this Link! and my general detest for weak female characters.

Nothing irks me more than weak female characters. I mean there are exceptions and I get not everyone can be Wonder Woman but seriously - these chicks are taking it too far.

Suggestions welcome!

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Jun 19 18:47
Um, I disagree with the Red Riding Hood entry. She kind of kicks ass when it absolutely needs to be done. She's certainly no Alice from the Resident Evil franchise but she gets it done. Just sayin'.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Jun 20 0:14
LOL i didnt read all of them but the ones i did read i totally agreed.

i saw red riding hood and i didn't like it, i thought it was a terrible movie, and waste of expensive CGI efects.

BTW the Padme thing was hilarious! and so true!!
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Jun 20 2:47
Yeah, the Princess Bride is obviously a parody of the countless pathetic Disney princesses, which also deserve to be listed here.
The rest are pretty good examples.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Jun 20 22:51
I thought about putting the Disney Princess on the list but I figured their characters make sense in the context of a fairy-tale.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Oct 20 18:58
The most annoying thing on this list is the author of the posts.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Dec 26 1:12
It would be nice to give a link to the article (I included one below). Of course, one can find it by Google, but a link is still a norm. This is just technical remark.

There are problems with women in Hollywood; but these are problems with real women, not with the fairy tales characters. “Twilight”, “Indiana Jones”, “Star Wars” are also fairy tales, just the modern ones.

You and approach these movies from a very very narrow angle.

The first one, "Red Riding hood", is a classical fairy tale, existing for several centuries and in several versions. The movie is a new take on the tale, but it has to preserve the main elements of the original. Amanda Seyfried in the title role is brilliant, and nothing can be further from the reality than the description quoted by you. The extras on the Blu-ray disc show how happy Amanda Seyfried was during the filming. Is it wrong if happy people do things that make other people happy?

"Bella Swan is the biggest setback to feminism since the sandwich" is a popular internet meme. One can expand it into a book, but it is better as is. Just note that not only the actresses are women (naturally), but the director of both movies is a woman, and the author of the book on which "Twilight" is based is also a woman. And all of them are quite accomplished women. Lindy West is not ever remotely comparable to them. Envy?

The fact the Lindy West includes a minor character from "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" shows how fast she exhausted examples. And your preference for brunettes over blondes shows that you subscribe to a very common prejudice. Well, some scientists say that it is in the human DNA.

"Inception" is a very good movie (not great, but this is a matter of opinion), but to a big extent thanks to the excellent acting of Ellen Page (Ariadne). Without her (and her character) it would be just another super-expensive CGI Hollywood action-thriller. How can you miss that Ariadne is the most intelligent and smartest character in the movie? The male characters are all more or less rusty professionals; they learned some tricks of their trade and use them. In contrast, for Ariadne all this is new, and she faces a momentous decision (to take part in this or not), compared to which technical decisions of the sort "to jump or to go back" are nothing.
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Jan 1 22:44
Marion Cotillard, The Dark Knight Rises
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Jan 2 1:31
good list! but i kind of disagree with ariadne and you made poor Buttercup sound like idiotic bella swan!!!
but you're right about the red riding hood i saw it... what a crappy movie
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Jan 2 3:25
I haven't seen Red Riding Hood but I'm curious...how is a classic fairy tale associated with Twilight, of all things?
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Apr 11 9:45
LOL. Your opinions made me laugh so hard-even if I don't agree with all of them!! Great list!
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