The Rapey Lara Croft Reboot Is a Fucked-Up Freudian Field Day

A new revamped version of the iconic Tomb Raider aims to explain how Lara became the scantily clad badass fighter teenage boys rubbed one out to in 1997, but if you were expecting a similarly fun romp of Croftian ass kickery this time around, you'll be sorely disappointed. One executive at the studio behind the new… » 6/14/12 11:30am 6/14/12 11:30am

What Makes A Perfect Female Action Hero?

Action heroines are rare creatures. The earliest were female versions of pre-existing male heros, like Wonder Woman, BatGirl and SuperGirl. Some more recent heroines have their roots in fantasy or sci-fi, like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Selene from Underworld, or Alice from Resident Evil. But while there are plenty of » 5/06/11 3:29pm 5/06/11 3:29pm

How Hanna Gets The Gun-Slinging Heroine Right

Joe Wright's new film Hanna revolves around a 16-year-old girl, raised in the woods and trained to be an assassin. Much like Hit Girl in Kick Ass and Babydoll in Sucker Punch, Hanna is a fearless killing machine in the form of a young woman with a gun. However: Not all female action heroes are created equally. There's… » 4/07/11 3:30pm 4/07/11 3:30pm