The Ten Most Iconic Female Movie Characters Blogathon

After being nominated by Cara to carry on this blogathon I have to admit that I struggled to decide on who to add to the already amazing list. If you’re not aware of this project then I’ll let the creator Dell On Movies explain the concept –

A list of 10 iconic female movie characters has been made. That list will be assigned to another blogger who can then change it by removing one character (describing why they think she should not be on the list) and replacing it with another one (also with motivation) and hand over the baton to another blogger. Once assigned, that blogger will have to put his/her post up within a week. If this is not the case the blogger who assigned it has to reassign it to another blogger.

So without further ado let’s rate some chicks!

ellen-ripley

princess-leia

marge-gunderson

scarlett-ohara

lisbeth-salander

jackie-brown

rosemary-woodhouse

nurse-ratched

clarice starling tmifmc

 

So, who get’s the chop?

dorothy-gale

Soz Oz fans but i’m going to have to send Dorothy Gale back to Kansas. My reason? I just don’t like her. And I don’t like the movie, it creeps me out too much. Not the flying monkeys, not the witch, no my fear lies with the good guys. The Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow are pure nightmare fuel so I can’t condone any of their actions. Also Dorothy announces her arrival by straight up murdering a woman with her house and then savagely tracking down her sister and horrifically slaying her. Needless to say, I’m not a friend of Dorothy’s.

And in comes…..

Judi-Dench-as-M-in-Casino-014

That’s more like it. A true woman in a man’s world Judi Dench’s M goes up against the legendary ladykiller James Bond and kicks his balls. In M’s own words in her first appearance in Goldeneye

“….I think you’re a sexist, misogynist dinosaur. A relic of the Cold War, whose boyish charms, though wasted on me, obviously appealed to that young woman I sent out to evaluate you.”

You go girl! M is the kick up the ass the James Bond franchise needed at a time when it seemed irrelevant. MI6 was a real boys club until she showed up to shake up the status quo. This had the effect of calling out 007’s outdated ways and also show that a strong woman would earn his respect without any romantic attachment. There’s a reason Judi Dench’s M was the only character to make it over intact between the Brosnan and Craig era’s. British Intelligence won’t be the same without her.

I nominate my good friend Table9Mutant to peruse the list on one condition: No awful Molly Ringwald characters please. I look forward to your decision!

23 comments

  1. Ooooh!! As a huge fan of the Bond franchise, I concur your choice of M!!! Dame Judi rules, she adds so much er, balls when the franchise needs it most. I enjoyed her calling Brosnan’s Bond a dinosaur, ahah.

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  2. Nice! Very nice. I approve of M, and the quote is pretty much justification enough. She’s such a tough lady. Made even more so by Dame Judi Dench.

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  3. Hey! Sorry it took me a while to reply. I accept this challenge! ; ) Looking forward to doing this. I’ll have this done within the week time limit! Mike – I’m surprised you didn’t choose Emily Blunt in Edge Of Tomorrow after your excellent write-up on her… : )

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  4. Ahhh! Super belated response here, but LOVE this choice, Mike! M is one of my favorite things about the Craig Bond films. I haven’t seen any of the Brosnan ones, so I had no idea she got here start there! Glad they decided to keep her on. And I think Dorothy was a good call. She IS iconic, but she just kinda gets swept along, huh? M is much more in charge. Great call! Can’t wait to see who Mutant picks! 😀

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