GIRL POWER! Film & Television Rec: "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation"
Updated: May 25
“ Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. ” + Rating: PG-13 Starring: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris Country: United States PARAMOUNT PICTURES  action / adventure / secret agents / thriller
AUTHOR'S NOTES :
As this isn't a franchise that is known for being 'feminist', I'd like summarize why this movie—unlike ALL of its predecessors—is bursting with GIRL POWER! ( Hopefully without too many spoilers. ^^;; )
Though often scantily clad, and does take her top off just once, the female protagonist...
...makes SIGNIFICANT contributions in furthering the plot.
...is NOT a damsel in distress ( rescues the male protagonist almost as often as he rescues her, maybe more so ).
...SURVIVES the film ( doesn’t die for 'man pain' ).
...NO SEX SCENE ( Hell, not even a kiss! Don't get me wrong, there were a LOT of heavy romantic implications, but she was not overtly a love interest. )
...Climatic fight scene was with a MALE VILLAIN and she WON in NO uncertain terms!
This last one blew my mind. I can’t even remember ever seeing a female protagonist entering into combat with anyone who WASN'T a female villain—Like, ever.—especially for their climatic battle scene. <3
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