Even though Trinity from the Matrix trilogy is a science fiction character, she has a very complex personality. Compared to other super heroines she is vulnerable and eventually she dies twice: once in the Matrix, where she is resurrected by Neo; and once in the real word, close to the Machine’s city. Her love for Neo is so great that she can revive Neo when he is shot in the Matrix by agent Smith. In the second part of the series she enters the Matrix to help Neo, even though her action is dramatically and brutally sanctioned by the agents.
Ironically the clip from the “Last Legion” starts with Aurelius (Colin Firth) asking Mira (Aishwarya Rai) to fight with the villains who are following both of them. Considering that men are supposed to protect women, this request is quite unusual, but Mira is special: she is an extremely skilful and fast warrior. The fighting scene is very spectacular and allows us to admire Mira’s exotic beauty.
The next clip is interpreted by actress Ha Ji-won as Detective Namsoon and Dong Wong as Ahn in the last scene from a Korean movie called “The Duellist”. After a decisive battle between the Police and a corrupted gang, Namsoon is told that Ahn, her enemy, and also her secret love, is dead. Distressed, she returns to places where she had encountered him. Unexpectedly, the duellist appears in front of her and they start to fight again. The beauty of the duel resides in the tender way they express their feelings during performing highly dangerous martial arts movements. An eye witness describes the fight “like an act of love making”.
Many parts of the movie “Aeon Flux” are subtle cat walks in which Charlise Therone’s beauty is enhanced by sexy futuristic clothes. Aeon Flux’s intelligence, dignity, self control and flexibility contribute to making her an attractive character.
I cannot imagine a better choice than Angelina Jolie for Lara Croft. Without her there would be neither Lara Croft nor a successful “Tomb Raider” film. When I watched the movie I never had the feeling that anything bad can happen to the heroine, but honestly I really enjoyed the movie because of Angelina’s very pleasant appearance.
Uma Thurman, interpreting the Bride, was also a very good choice for the Kill Bill series. There are many things that make the Bride a super-heroine: her commitment to survive at all cost even when she has very few chances, for instance when she is buried alive; her uncanny mental power, for instance when she heals her paralyses; or her swordsman skills, when she confronts the Crazy 88s.
I choose the scene from the Japanese restaurant because her eyes express both her suffering and willpower. Listen the music carefully. the first part emphasizes the protest against the way she was treated, while the second part, after she cuts the secretary’s arm, shows her determination to confront O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu).
Mei, interpreted by Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang, in the “House of the Flying Daggers” becomes a super-heroine exactly for the reason that she doesn’t pretend to be one. She is more delicate than other heroines, but she is able to show much fortitude, courage and love that make her a more charismatic heroine than those who just kill endless gangs of rogues.
The movie “Elektra”, having Jennifer Garner as the main protagonist, continues the storyline of the film Daredevil, wherein Elektra is killed by an evil man called Bullseye. Sensei Stick, who masters a martial art that allows him to foresee the future and control life and death, revives and trains Elektra to fight the evil paranormal gang called the Hand. As she is a person who came back from the death, Elektra has a subtle darkness side and a dramatic appearance that gives her a unique aura among the other heroines.
In the Fifth element Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) is a sort of goddess who has to unify the energy of air, water, earth and fire in an ancient Egyptian temple in order to destroy the Evil that menaces Earth. As goddess she can easily fight evil aliens, but her true nature is love and compassion.