Midweek Mouth-off: Warrior Women of the Silver Screen

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Seeing as smash hit novel adaptation The Hunger Games releases in South Africa this Friday, and seeing as the film features one tough young woman – bow-wielding braided survivalist Katniss Everdeen – it seems like the perfect time to discuss your favourite action heroines of the Silver Screen.

Uma Thurman’s The Bride, Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor, Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley, Geena Davis’s Amazonians in The Long Kiss Goodnight and Cutthroat Island, Scarlett Johansson’s bootylicious Black Widow, Gina Carano in Haywire… the list is endless. Who is your favourite embodiment of “Girl Power.” Which heroines (or anti-heroines for that matter) would you want on your side during a fight? Do they make them like they used to? And who have I forgotten?

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Last Updated: April 11, 2012

Noelle Adams

Sometime Tomb Raider. Full-time Pop Culture fanatic and Geekaissance Woman. Most often spotted outputting Pop Culture opinion pieces, writing fanfic and original genre fare, cosplaying and bringing the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu smackdown. Editor of the Comics and Toys section.

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