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    Why aren't films with female leads more successful? Like Aeon Flux and Catwoman, where is Spiderwoman, Superwoman and Batgirl?
    Weren't those movies pretty bad? And I'm not sure what the appeal would be in watching a movie about a female version of an already famous male superhero. But then again, I've never read the comics, so I don't know.
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    Well, Catgirl (starring Halle Berry) won the Razzie of the Year award and was #1 on many reviewers Top Ten Worst Movie list that year.

    The only friend of mine who saw it says she turned it off after 20 minutes.

    There actually was a SuperGirl movie, I think, years ago -- did it star Helen Slater? -- but it pretty much sank like the proverbial lump of Kryptonite. Even the "real" Superman franchise has sorta sucked. Superman I and II were the best, and had their flaws. There was more promising work with the TV series (like Smallville) based on the Superman franchise... and until Nolan's reboot of the Batman franchise, frankly Batman: TAS and Batman Beyond (both cartoons) had more emotional depth and interest than the movies.

    The problem with some of the female superheroes is that they were originally just spinoffs of the male hero, rather than having true life and origin in themselves. Batgirl, Supergirl, Hawkgirl, etc... all of them were added after a male hero was created.

    Females who were created from scratch had a reason to exist. This is why Jean Grey /Phoenix, for example, was such a tragic story -- she was part of the original X-Men in her own right, and so her personal story/drama came from its own seed rather than being based on someone else's story.
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    This is what gets me they are make Wolverine II and there is going to be Magneto and First Class another spin off from X-Men, but where is Jean Grey, Rogue or a Storm film you know I would of thought at least a spin off would happen for Phoenix at least.

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    Claremont's Phoenix/Jean Grey has the potential to be a really good movie! The only problem with that story line is that it's an ongoing tragedy for Logan/Wolverine.

    If you haven't watched 300, it was excellent! Never followed the comic or graphic novel but the movie was well worth the price of admission.

    Miller's Sin City in both graphic novel and movie were also excellent.

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