Now that I think about it, I do think honor is largely thought of as a manly pursuit, and so women who actually kick butt in movies usually are superhuman or evil. I'd like to see more in-depth character studies of women. Most women roles in acting today are so flat and unrealistic. I think most people consider women's pursuits boring, maybe because normal women can't become samurai (like in The Last Samurai) or were mostly excluded from the action and power in history. Power isn't the only interesting thing, and neither is lopping off people's heads (thought I do think this is entertaining). I think there was one movie who had a good female protagonist recently - Whalerider? I forget the name. I'd like to see more women protagonists in more situations and plots, with much more in-depth exploration of their characters. I mean it when I say most of all female roles are flat, one-sided, and just plain unrealistic and boring. Mary-Jane in Spiderman was reduced to dangling from the top of a building in a taxi-cab, screaming her lungs out. Women are almost always portrayed in a romantic sense in movies. Can we see some women from outside the romantic vantage point? Do they all have to be in relationships? Do they all have to have the same damn static traits (coyness, level of beauty, etc)? Come on!