Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The dicotomy of women...

I've always liked the fact that sci-fi can put things in front of an audience that are accepted as real, but in real life may cause some controversy. I think there is some pressure in modern life for women to be both hard and focused on their goals, and at the same time soft and romantic.

Jorie's character is a good example. On one hand she is the tough, former space-marine and battle veteran determined to hunt down Devastators and save the earth.

At the same time she has to be surprised that Theo would kiss her, and react (after a moment of orientation) in a flirty manner.

Of course, the scene wouldn't be complete without Zeke (who's really the comic relief) sticking his head in and making comments like "Cooling off yet?" Creating a full circle of emotions.

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