With the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, beginning the end of our journey with Katniss Everdeen and co., Cinema Chords thought it would be suitable to take a look at some previous fiery females. Katniss may be holding the current torch for the strong, independent young woman, but who else is a worthy candidate? Take a look at our list below.
Luc Besson’s recent, mind-boggling action thriller Lucy features Scarlett Johansson in the title role. She unwittingly unlocks fantastic abilities in her brain and is transformed in to a super intelligent and physically strong woman. She can pause time, control minds and untangle her way out of any situation. Lucy may not be the symbol of revolution or have her own film franchise, but she is definitely one fiery lady.
Evey (V For Vendetta)
Natalie Portman, next in 2006’s dystopian thriller V For Vendetta. Evey’s life is changed forever when she encounters V, a masked freedom fighter intent on taking down the tyrannous government. Sound familiar? Katniss and Evey are fighting for similar causes; the freedom of the people and a leadership that is fair and righteous.
Frozen may be set in a land that is far from hot, but Elsa is a scorching leading lady. Her powers may be cool, but her heart burns with fearlessness and bravery when she leaves her old life behind. Frozen is about fighting for what you believe in, even when you have to go it alone. Elsa is a brilliant icon for a strong, modern woman and the film depicts a great representation of sisterly love, showing that you don’t need a Prince or Knight in shining armour to find true happiness.
With talks surrounding a reboot (or sequel) of the Underworld franchise, we have to pay homage to Kate Beckinsale’s ass-kicking character Selene. Shes’s a gorgeous vampire, but her looks are deceiving because she’s deadly. Just like Katniss, she’s fighting for her people and when two guns are pulled out you know things are about to get serious.
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter franchise)
Because not all fire has to be physical, we have Hermione Granger to finish off with. Her intelligence is her strength and with it came all kinds of power. She was an irreplaceable member of our unforgettable magical trio and punched Draco Malfoy. Brilliant!
There you have it. Five fiery females that prove films aren’t too short of tough ladies. Who did we miss? Who would you have chosen? Share your comments in the box below and make sure to catch Katniss in Mockingjay Part 1, in cinemas now.