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Analyzing the Avengers: Here Come the Girls
on Thursday, February 7, 2013
For the final installment of Analyzing the Avengers, Ursa takes a look at all the secondary and tertiary female characters that populate the Marvel Movie-verse. Why does Pepper wear those shoes? Who is Darcy written for? How does the narrative reward Dr. Foster for her career? And is Thor's wardrobe department awesome, or what? Some of these questions and more will be answered, as we talk about the brilliance of the Avengers ladypeople!* (*Not so much the two Betty Rosses. But still.)
Sister Act (1992)
Ursa's new year's resolution? Be a bit more like the ladies in Sister Act. Minus the nunning. That said, more singing (and developing my posse of kick-butt lady friends) seem like good goals.Iron Man (2008)
Ah, Tony Stark. How Ursa loves you, even if you're sometimes kind of a jerk. So much so that she's going to try and explain why. (Then again, she enjoyed Iron Man 2, so what does that tell you?)Did Star Trek really show TV’s first interracial kiss?
UPDATED on Nov. 22, 2015! “Casual fans today might be under the impression the episode resulted in boycotts, death threats, and people marching in the streets, but the contemporary record tells a different story.”The Avengers (2012)
Ursa turns the squee up to eleven and watches The Avengers. Or Marvel's The Avengers. Or Avengers Assemble. Oh, who cares what it's called? It's awesome! Fanboys and fangirls, assemble!Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
“It’s funny that in a world inhabited by iron-clad, god-like, and star-spangled superheroes, we end up with such bland and boring villains.
”The Incredible Hulk (2008)
In order to do a thorough study of the Hulk (and Bruce Banner), Ursa had to watch Ang Lee's Hulk and The Incredible Hulk starring Ed Norton and Liv Tyler. She hopes you appreciate the sacrifice. And yes, she still loves Mark Ruffalo's Bruce best.
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