Monday, April 14, 2014

Action Heroine: Scarlett Johansson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Is this the new look for women who kick ass?

Women in action movies and their costumes are often quite problematic. I could endlessly rant about these problems (but I won't, because I already have). Yet someone must have heard me complain all the way to Hollywood, because we have finally been given what has taken too long to be seen on screen: a (semi) realistic depiction of an action heroine. 

Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow is a stellar depiction of a smart, strong and capable woman who kicks evil's ass alongside her male counterparts, without having to dress too provocatively.

Judianna Makovsky, of The Hunger Games (2012) fame, definitely knows what she is doing.

Although there is nothing wrong with a little bit of practical style when kicking ass, I appreciated the looks in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

When she is not decked out in her bodysuit, Natasha dons jeans, boots, hoodies and leather jackets. Much like any spy/secret agent/whatever-she-is probably does.

Now put a ponytail on that hair and we have a winner.

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