Heroine Content Links #10: Doomsday, stereotypes, and Fantastic Four

I liked Doomsday. Cinematical liked Doomsday, though I can’t figure out why the reviewer thought Sinclair was a doctor/scientist – she’s obviously the muscle. io9 also liked Doomsday.

Hollywood’s 6 Favorite Offensive Stereotypes by Juan Arteaga on Cracked was, well, a crack-up. And a really good, thoughtful read. So of course the commenters slammed it repeatedly.

The 55th Carnival of the Feminists is up at Penny Red. The 56th Carnival of the Feminists is up at Redemption Blues.

A couple of older links:

Bad Heroines, by Mary Spicuzza, published in the San Jose Metroactive in 2001. You know, back in the good old days when heroines abounded.

Revena, on the Hathor Legacy, reviewed Fantastic Four 2. My favorite quote: “I think I knew from the moment Jessica Alba looked into the camera while sporting contacts that made her look like she’d been vacationing on Arrakis and eating melange between the two films that things were not going to go well.” I was interested to learn, though, that a character who was white in the comics was cast as black in the movie. Is that a first? (Also see these thoughts on Jessica Alba’s appearance on notcoming.)

This post was originally published on Heroine Content, a feminist and anti-racist movie blog that ran from July 2006 to May 2012.

7 thoughts on “Heroine Content Links #10: Doomsday, stereotypes, and Fantastic Four

  1. Revena

    Hah! I’d totally forgotten about making a Spice joke.

    …I am -such- a geek.

    I don’t know if Alicia Masters is the first originally white character played by a black actor in a comics film or not. She’s certainly the first one I noticed, but that really doesn’t mean anything.

  2. death_worm

    In the film version of “Daredevil”, Michael Clarke Duncan plays Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, who was a white character in the original comics. So, FF2 is not the first comic book movie where a black actor plays a character who was originally white.

  3. Revena

    Oh, right. Good catch, death_worm.

    And I just realized there’s also Halle Berry’s Catwoman. I guess I must have blanked the existence of that movie out or something…

  4. SunlessNick

    I don’t think Halle Berry’s Catwoman counts – it’s too different from the comic to really be considered a version of the same character.

    “Interesting” that the two earlier examples, Kingpin and Eartha Kitt’s Catwoman are both villains though.

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