I recently stumbled across a comment online that best sums up the reason why all-female led reboots crash and burn: “Hollywood focuses so much on creating strong FEMALE characters rather than STRONG female characters.”
When recently asked if the James Bond franchise should get an all-female reboot, Daniel Craig was adamant about the fact that a woman should not play James Bond.
“Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?” Craig said.
He’s not alone in this sentiment, as recent all-female reboots of historically popular films such as Ghostbusters, Charlie’s Angels, Terminator, and Ocean’s Eleven have not been received well, to put it lightly. Why have audiences rejected these female remakes of classic stories? Is it because of misogynistic audiences, like many of the creators of these films point to as the reason for their project’s failure, or is it the fault of lazy writing, unoriginality, and an ultimate lack of respect for the complexity of women?
Truth be told, the answer is simple… Read more…