Sunday, October 23, 2011

Superheroines on Screen

Personally, I love watching superhero movies, especially with women superheroes. This article on, however, claims that there should be less superheroine movies because women do not enjoy watching them. It says that men watch superhero movies and women watch romance movies and there is nothing anyone can do to change that. It also says that men only watch superheroine movies because of the sexy main character.

I strongly disagree with many of the ideas in this article. The author is viewing the whole situation in the wrong way. Women do like to watch superheroine movies when the main character is a strong, independent female. If a movie is about a stereotypical female who needs help from a stronger male character then women probably do not want to watch it. At the same time, many women enjoy regular superhero movies with male main characters. I feel as though women feel more comfortable breaking stereotypes and watching superhero movies then men do by watching romance movies. I think more superheroine movies should be made with not only sexy female characters but strong, confident female characters so that both men and women really enjoy watching them.


  1. I agree, I really like watching superheroine movies and there should be more. However, I do think that some of the recent superheroine movies have been pretty weak which has probably influenced the author's idea. I think most of the superhero movies have had better budgets and better actors therefore making a better movie. But I would definitely want more superheroine action soon.

  2. It really bothers me that people stereotype what kinds of movies all women watch. Yes, statistically, women prefer to watch romance movies over most other genres. However, that does not mean that there aren't women who love movies about female superheroes, sports, and various other genres.

    But I agree with Michele and Jennifer, if better movies about stronger female superheroes were made, maybe these stats would change.


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