Why do people hate movies that show empowered women?
In response to Elizabeth Banks' recent comments to say the least:
“Look, people have to buy tickets to this movie, too. This movie has to make money,” she said. “If this movie doesn’t make money it reinforces a stereotype in Hollywood that men don’t go see women do action movies.”share
Charlie's Angels 2000 and 2003 made half a billion between them.
"They’ll go and see a comic book movie with Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel because that’s a male genre,”
So why make another version of Charlie's Angels which was created by two men and produced by Aaron Spelling?
“So even though those are movies about women, they put them in the context of feeding the larger comic book world, so it’s all about, yes, you’re watching a Wonder Woman movie but we’re setting up three other characters or we’re setting up ‘Justice League.’”
Justice League was critically panned and made less money than the far better reviewed Wonder Woman.
"By the way, I’m happy for those characters to have box office success,” Banks adds, “but we need more women’s voices supported with money because that’s the power. The power is in the money.”
Or maybe a better writer and director.
“You’ve had 37 Spider-Man movies and you’re not complaining!” Banks said
Spider-Man is profitable..
“My real plea is for men to have enough empathy to go watch a movie starring women”.
They did. But she dismissed those movies as being in the "male genre" even though Wonder Woman was directed by a woman, and Captain Marvel was co written and directed by women.