9 Total Boss Moments from Women in Film
Today’s International Women’s Day, a global day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women. Join us in celebrating by taking a look back at 9 totally boss moments from women in film:
No Mercy – Alita: Battle Angel
Having seemingly gained the upper hand in their fight, the menacing Grewishka taunts Alita by telling her she will spend an eternity begging him for mercy. In response, Alita, despite having lost both her legs and an arm, lets Grewishka know that she doesn’t need his mercy - in the coolest way possible. He definitely didn’t see that coming.
Evil Little Cockroach – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Hermione Granger will not stand for animal abuse in any shape or form. When she sees Draco Malfoy snickering at the upcoming execution of the majestic creature Buckbeak, Hermione lets Draco know that it’s no laughing matter. Hermione confronts Draco, uttering one of the most wonderfully worded insults in cinema history.
Rain Fire – Avengers: Endgame
Wanda Maximoff has suffered enough. Shortly after being brought back from The Hulk’s snap, Wanda meets Thanos in a one-on-one battle. Although she was fighting a version of Thanos from 2014, who had yet to cause her so much pain, Wanda ensures that he’ll remember her. Wanda single-handedly wreaks havoc on the Mad Titan, so much so that he calls on his men to rain fire down on the Scarlet Witch. If he hadn’t called for back-up, we can safely say that Wanda would’ve ended Thanos right then and there. Is she the most powerful Avenger? Without question.
Hi Boys! – Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Birds of Prey is filled with violence, but it also isn’t afraid to be silly. When Harley Quinn storms a police station with a giant bazooka, the last thing you’d expect is for it to be loaded with confetti and glitter, but that’s exactly what we got. Harley effortlessly goes through the entire station, taking out officer after officer in the most ridiculously entertaining ways. You can always count on Harley to find fun in the most unexpected things.
Thank You for Your Consideration – The Hunger Games
As she’s demonstrating her skills with a bow, Katniss Everdeen notices that the Gamemakers would rather socialise among themselves and admire their luxurious banquet rather than take any interest in the tributes or their lives, which will likely be lost soon in the brutal Hunger Games. Infuriated, Katniss fires an arrow into their balcony, much to the horror of the pampered Capitol representatives. She then bows and utters the line “Thank you for your consideration.” before exiting. Boom, mic drop.
Who’s the Damsel in Distress? – Scooby Doo
Daphne Blake is a cultural icon. Separated from the rest of the Scooby Gang, Daphne finds herself face-to-face with the evil luchador Zarkos. Overly confident is his ability to subdue her, Zarkos taunts Daphne by calling her a damsel in distress. Unimpressed, Daphne bites Zarkos and kicks him into the Pool of Souls, freeing all of the trapped spirits inside. As he’s about to fall, Daphne makes sure he knows which one of them is the real damsel in distress.
Abort, Abort, Abort! – The Incredibles
For a kids’ movie, The Incredibles got dark at times. Looking for answers to her husband’s whereabouts, Helen Parr flies a private plane to the island Nomanisan. Discovering mid-flight that her children have stowed away on board, Helen is mortified to learn that anti-aircraft missiles have been directed towards her. She initially pleads on the plane’s radio transmissions for the missiles to be aborted but is quickly forced to think on her feet to find a way out. Using her elasticity to turn herself into a makeshift parachute, Helen grabs her children and leaps out of the plane just as the missiles hit.
It’s for You – The Avengers
Held captive and in the middle of an interrogation, Natasha Romanoff’s captor receives a phone call from Agent Coulson asking for her to be put on the phone. After being informed that she needs to go to Kolkata to recruit Dr. Bruce Banner, Natasha reveals that she had been in control of the situation the whole time and easily breaks free, defeating all her captors while Coulson patiently waits on the line. For anyone in 2012 wondering why Natasha would be a member of The Avengers, this iconic scene was answer enough.
I Am All the Jedi – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
As Emperor Palpatine attacks the Resistance fleet with Force lightning, a weakened Rey hears the voices of past Jedi, lending her their strength. As she rises, Palpatine directs his lightning to Rey, but she deflects it back to Palpatine using the lightsabers of Luke and Leia. The Emperor declares that he is all the Sith, but Rey overpowers him, declaring herself all the Jedi and killing him.
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