I’m very excited to see what Marvel and DC are doing with female superheroes both in movie and on TV. Loving Agent Carter but I’m really wanting Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to come back, I want to know more about Skye being Daisy Johnson/Quake.
When you really think about it Spider Man is a teenage boy in a costume how can shoot webs and swing from buildings but if belittle him a little more you see he is Tarzan in a city. Both swing from tall objects, save people, and have a girl on their arm.
Like I said this not to offend anyone just a realization, that came about in class, that I wanted to share. I still like watching Spider Man movies and the occasional cartoon.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Some come in the form of a Hero Sandwich. Most likely the only thing a Hero Sandwich is going to save you from is hunger, but it is a Hero nonetheless.
“A submarine sandwich, also known as a sub, hoagie, hero, grinder, or one of many regional naming variations, is a sandwich that consists of a long roll of Italian or French bread, split widthwise either into two pieces or opened in a “V” on one side, and filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, vegetables, seasonings, and sauces.  The sandwich has no standardized name, and many U.S. regions have their own names for it; one study found 13 different names for the sandwich in the United States. The usage of the several terms varies regionally but not in any pattern, as they have been used variously by the people and enterprises who make and sell them. The terms submarine and sub are widespread and not assignable to any certain region, though many of the localized terms are clustered in the northeast United States, where most Italian Americans live.”– Wikipedia
These are some pictures that I found online while looking for stuff for other blog posts. They are just funny or interesting pictures that I thought were cool but did not fit with what I was writing. Please enjoy!!!!!
The Birds of Prey are a DC comics group of superheroines, that came together after Batgirl got paralyzed and became Oracle.
Superheroine movies have not been very good in the past. Movies like Catwoman with Halle Berry did not really have much to do with the DC comics that the name came from. This video Gives part of a review two boys did for this movie.
Another movie based on a Superheroine is Elektra with Jennifer Garner playing the main character. The movie mixes magic and ninjas and is kind of confusing. Here is a review of Elektra.
Which Superheroine do think needs their own movie?
Some issues that will be brought up; which is better superheroines or superheroes, which is stronger, smart, more violent, and more protective, and why do male superheroes get their own live-action movie more than female superheroes.
Now obviously there are many different types of superheroes and superheroines, and that will be taken into consideration when comparing them. These three battles are about fighting skills, strength, and power, along with weaknesses. These battles show one gender doing better than the other.
Superman and Supergirl vs. Batman and Batgirl
In this battle, Batman and Batgirl fight Superman and Supergirl. Although Batman and Batgirl ultimately lose the battle they do have an edge over Superman and Supergirl. Which is Kryptonite, “Kryptonite is a fictional material from the Superman mythos—the ore form of a radioactive element from Superman’s home planet of Krypton. It is famous for being the ultimate natural weakness of Superman and most other Kryptonians, and the word Kryptonite has since become synonymous with an Achilles’ heel—the one weakness of an otherwise invulnerable hero.”–Wikipedia; which gives Batman and Batgirl an advantage over the super strong kryptonians, which would be completely weakened by the kryptonite. Now all superheroes have some weakness but Superman’s weakness is very well known. On the other hand Batman’s weakness is the fact that he is human.
Superman vs. Wonder Woman
In this video Wonder Woman completely defeats Superman in a hand to hand fight. She does not use any of Superman’s weakness just her fighting skills and her lasso.
Now the counter to Wonder Woman defeating Superman, as a female beating a male in a fight would be a male beating a female which happens when Green Lantern fights Star Sapphire, but this is not a fight of strength but a fight of power.
Green Lantern vs. Star Sapphire
In the video above, Green Lantern fights his enemy and lover Star Sapphire and he wins. Their fight doesn’t involve hand to hand combat but a fight of Green Lantern’s Power Ring verses Star Sapphire’s “Zamaron star sapphire“, which is her power source, much like Green Lantern’s Power Ring.
Jean Grey VS. Professor X
In this Video, It shows Jean Grey aka Phoenix completely destroys a house along with Professor X. Professor X does not fight back because he is trying to help Jean retake control of her powers. Even though she ends up killing him, he dies with a smile on his fast. This is not a good example of female versus male in a fight because he does not fight back. He tries helping her, this shows the compassion heroes have. This is a good example of how powerful some of Marvel’s superheroines are, she killed him without touching.
When it comes to intelligence between Wonder Woman and Batman, they both have genius level intellect. When WDW was asked which one is smarter they said “Both have pretty much Genius level intellect. If you mean who is the quicker learner than Diana has Bruce beat pretty easily. She can learn languages and advanced concepts in a matter of hours. If you mean who is the most creative with knowledge than Bruce has Diana beat.”–Comic Vine. I agree that there are different ways to use intelligence, being smart is not enough it is how you use the smarts.
Due to the fact that superheroine movies in the past have not been very good, movie makers have steered clear from them for years. Even recently superheroines have come forward to be more famous in recent years but they are still played second to male leads, like Black Widow to the rest of The Avengers and in the movie Iron Man 2 she was played second to Nick Fury and Tony Stark. Black Widow could carry her own movie about her mysterious back story before The Avengers with lots of action scenes. I think that would make a good movie with Hawkeye, and Nick Fury taking a backseat to her.
Another thing that comes in to play when it comes to superheroine movies is the thought that women don’t pay to see superheroine movies. “There is an argument often made that women don’t go to comic book movies. If that were true, how can we explain the fiscal successes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Box office records are not broken by men going on their own. Women make up more than 50 per cent of the population of the world, and whether the studios like it or not, their cash is contributing to those figures. Whoever is in charge of what gets made in movieland may not like the facts, but that doesn’t change them.”–Rachael Kates. This point contradicts the idea that females don’t watch comic book movies, when done right I’m sure that both genders will go see these superheroine movies. Unfortunately, that has not happened yet but maybe soon it will there are rumors of a Wonder Woman movie that will hopefully happen and be made well enough to bring about more superheroine movies.
So, when it comes to girls vs. boys in terms of superheroes, there is no clear winner. There are places where superheroines can step up and places where superheroes can take a step back to make them more equal. Movie makers need to make more live-action superheroine movies for all the girls out there. They should also make them better. Young girls want superheroines to look up to just as much as young boys want superheroes to look up to.
Enough about the boys, it is time for some Girl power.
As a girl, female superheroes are very important to me, because it gives me someone to look up to even though it is not super realistic; I mean you never hear Wonder Woman talk about her period. Superheroines are female superheroes as opposed to superheroes that are male, but the word “superheroes” is often used for both genders. I think that there should be more female superheroes that are independent from men like Black Canary and Huntress. Superheroes like Batgirl and Supergirl are second to their counterparts Batman and Superman; in fact there are many superheroines that get their identity from a superhero counterpart, most times a male counterpart. For example Supergirl from Superman, Batwoman and Batgirl from Batman, Aquagirl from Aquaman, Iron Woman from Iron Man, and there are many more in this link. A lot of superheroines are sidekicks to a male counterpart or take on an identity for a friend. Most superheroines are not very famous though, there is one superheroine that most everyone knows and that is Wonder Woman.
There are very few superheroine movies compared to the amount of superhero movies. Most superheroine movies were made a long time ago, when there was not as much technology to make the special effects needed for a good action movie. Some superheroine movies that were made are Supergirl made in 1984, Catwoman in 2004, and Elektra in 2005, while the most recent Superman movies was in 2013. With superhero movies they are mainly remakes of a superhero that already has their own movie for example Batman and Superman, both have older version and newer version. There is not much variety when it comes to superhero and superheroine movies. Not all superhero movies are successful, which is why film makers tend to stick to the most successful superheroes to make movies about.
“Toymakers will tell you they won’t sell enough, and movie people will point to the two terrible superheroine movies that were made and say, You see? It can’t be done. It’s stupid, and I’m hoping “The Hunger Games” will lead to a paradigm shift. It’s frustrating to me that I don’t see anybody developing one of these movies. It actually pisses me off. My daughter watched “The Avengers” and was like, “My favorite characters were the Black Widow and Maria Hill,” and I thought, Yeah, of course they were. I read a beautiful thing Junot Diaz wrote: “If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.'”–Joss Whedon director and writer of Marvel’s The Avengers. Agrees that there needs to be more superheroine movies, especially for young girls like Whedon’s daughter.
“X-Men ladies like Jean Grey, Storm, and Rogue could also helm a solo movie, but instead, Wolverine is getting his second (despite the fact that X-Men Origins: Wolverine was, most critics and viewers agree, terrible)….Why is it that Green Lantern can get a movie, Batman and Superman can have a veritable avalanche of sequels and reboots, and yet Wonder Woman the most noted female hero of them all leaves a gaping hole in the DC film canon?”–Rachael Kates, like most fans she wants a superheroine movie too. Women do go to superhero movies and they make up about half of the sales for those movies, which Kates also points out in her post.
Some issues that I will be brought up in the next post are which is better superheroines or superheroes? and Which is stronger, smart, more violent, and more protective? Why do male superheroes get their own movie more than female superheroes?