My view on women is a little skewed compared to your average 22 year old male. Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been around strong, powerful, respectable women the past few years and I’ve always just seen them as awesome ass people, other then something lower. That’s when I start talking about movies and frequently complain that the love interest dosen’t do shit.
I quickly get the response, “But she’s hot. You gay or something?”
Look, I like a good woman just as much as the next guy. But believe it or not guys, you’re nevvvvvvver going to run into a single woman that is incapable of being useful that won’t drive you completely crazy within about 2 weeks.
You want some examples? Okay. Lets go with a recent favorite.
Transforms 2: Revenge of the Fallen.
Okay, just looking at one Megan Fox, you see the stunning body the beautiful hair, the question is, can it act?
To be fair to Megan, Transformers had an extremely weak script and “director” Michael Bay isn’t known for strong, female leads. Megan was given cheesy line after cheesy line… and was seen running in slow motion a lot. She didn’t really get to show off her acting chops so much as her luscious rack. And when the day was over, like a relationship with that hot, brainless girl… you’re left unsatisfied.
To be quite clear, not every woman in every movie need to be a Sara Connor or Ellen Ripley. But if you’re going to be in the movie, taking up valuable screen time from characters I’m actually caring about at the moment… you better be productive. Add something to the overall quality of the film. It can be done. It has been done for years. I just dunno what’s up with Hollywood.