Is there a female character who is primarily defined by her emotional or biological relationship with a child or children*? (*in this case, adult children) [why this matters]
Is there anything either positive or negative in the film’s representation of women not already accounted for here? (points will vary)
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
BOTTOM LINE: Lots of women in gender-neutral roles in which they wield power — politically, militarily, and culturally — including the female protagonist, who is herself a figure of authority. Here were have many women depicted as fully human, as people in their own right and not as adjuncts to men. Yet there are still plenty of male characters, too, and romance still exists! This is how you do kickass representation of women.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2! It is simply an examination of how well or how poorly it represents women. (A movie that represents women well can still be a terrible film; a movie that represents women poorly can still be a great film.) Read my review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.