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How to Talk to Your Kids About the Rise of Female-Driven Blockbusters

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Edmond Mccolpin
May 18, 2016 23:38
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As you ve no doubt heard, a second trailer arrived today for the upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters, a movie more controversial than The Last Temptation of Christ, Kids, A Clockwork Orange, and Lolita 2: Mo Lita combined.

They fight the ghosts, sans men, in a movie that puts women protagonists front and center and drops them directly into the action.

A few months later, Star Wars: The Force Awakens shocked audiences by focusing largely on Rey, a young woman there s that word again!

One film critic so hates the idea of the new Ghostbusters that he s vowed not to watch it—not because he s sexist, but because he s logical: Why would any film writer at a sci-fi-loving, geek-culture-championing, deeply nostalgic site possibly want to watch a movie about ghosts and demons and laser guns that s being spun off from one of the most popular 80s franchises ever?

Despite the success of the Avengers films—and the Captain America films, and the Iron Man films, and the Thor films—we still don t have a Black Widow movie in the works a real threat, given that actress Scarlett Johansson is a bigger box-office success than nearly all of her Marvel-movie castmates .

Your kids should feel safe knowing they could watch three hit movies a day for an entire month and never once see a lead female character.

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