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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Women Of Thor:The Dark World

So I've been thinking and reading about this movie and how well it portrays women. So I've decided to write this to see how well each female character is done. All photos are from Rotten Tomatoes (except Frigga's, which is from Marvel's website and the first movie). And in case you haven't figured it out, spoilers!


Jane Foster

The bad news:She spends much of the movie needed to be protected. According to Darcy, she also stopped looking at her equipment, indicating she's giving up science or was. Her finding the Aether is what causes the whole mess in the first place.

On the bright side:She goes back to her research when it appears to have hope, and at the end, she helps destroy Malekith (using science!).


Frigga

The bad news:She gets killed to cause Loki and Thor pain.

On the bright side:She takes on Malekith by herself and almost wins. She also shows some skills with illusions. (And I wouldn't mind if they decide #Friggalives.)


Darcy

The bad news:She's more annoying and kind of obnoxious this time. She also has a bit of the screaming-damsel-in-distress thing going on.

On the bright side:She gets Jane back into the game. She also helps in the climax.


Sif

The bad news:She's only a minor character.

On the bright side:She's a good fighter, and she doesn't sabotage things or act mean when Jane shows up.


© 2014 by M.R.R.

2 comments:

Melissa Ann said...

I wish they would pull Sif a little more to the forefront, she's such a strong female character.

M.R. R. said...

@ Melissa Ann
Agreed.