“Avengers: Age of Ultron”

You got to love Joss Whedon. It’s difficult to name another writer/director responsible for creating a greater collection of strong female characters. Whether writing for film, TV or comics, the woman that populate his world have depth, intelligence, empathy and yeah, some of them can kick any guys ass.

When Joss was tapped to direct the Avengers, he made no secret that he was frustrated with Marvel for them not backing a film with a female lead .

“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.”

This week “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is set to hit theaters and might smash all box office records, and why not? The biggest grossing films are sequels, action films have a wide appeal, especially when filled with Superheroes; so it should not come as a surprise that the Avengers 2 can draw big audiences-Good for Joss and good for Marvel. I’m looking forward to seeing the film, but I have to agree, I can see no reason to suggest that the public will not flock to a action movie with a female out in front. If Hollywood is looking for successful films confirming a woman can carry an action driven story, proof can be found in Kill Bill, Alien, Tomb Raider, and The Hunger Games. Scarlett Johansson clearly has the talent to allow Black Widow to be the center attraction and sell tickets. Hopefully we will see more female lead superhero films.

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About Lane J. Lubell
When I began this site, I was a student at "The Latin School of Chicago, and it consumed the majority of my waking hours, the remaining time was split between, making movies, hanging with friends, and spending time with family. Toss in eating and a few hours of sleep; and there was not all that much time left over. I provided that explanation to lower expectation of daily posts, and to point out that simply because I did not review a given film does not mean I did not find it worthy; more likely, homework took precedence. I am now attending Northwestern University where I'm enrolled in RTVF (Radio, Television, Video and Film) department. While I was very happy at Latin, and still go back to see each theater performance; I'm glad to be done with AP Calculus, and love that I get to take a larger percentage of classes focusing on literature, philosophy ,writing and film. I'm still just getting my feet wet here, but I have met some people that share my love of film and theater and we are already planing on some collaborations. Who knows, maybe I could even get a few of them to post a review here on CinemaShadow.com . I made this site not to "Talk to people" about films; but to 'Talk with People" about films. To that end; I would love to have others post comments, list their favorite movies, recommend films, new and old, that you think are worth watching.

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