Before Katniss: 25 Of The Most Kick-Ass Movie Heroines Ever

November 25, 2014 3:10 AM

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Before Katniss: 25 Of The Most Kick-Ass Movie Heroines Ever

This past weekend saw the biggest box-office opening of the year so far, with “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One” taking over $120 million in just three days. It might be down a little on previous entries in the franchise, but it’s still a hefty sum, one that’s even more remarkable because the series is something that naysayers once thought was implausible: a giant sci-fi action tentpole led by a woman.

For years, the received wisdom was that the teen boys that studios were aiming their pictures towards wouldn’t see a movie with a female lead, let alone one with the progressive gender politics of “The Hunger Games” (the latest movie revolves around Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen’s bid to resc...

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