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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

Getaway trailer: Ethan Hawke is fast; I’m furious

Man drives fast! Woman is kidnapped, so man must drive fast some more!


This bullshit narrative trope that imperils a woman to motivate a man has got to stop. It’s lazy, cheap, and offensive.

US/Canada release date: Aug 30 2013 | UK release date: Oct 4 2013
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  • Yet another movie to avoid.

  • OnceJolly

    Speaking of the portrayal of women in movies, are you planning on reviewing Elysium?

  • I only just saw it yesterday, but yes, I plan to review.

  • RogerBW

    Bozhe moi, she doesn’t even get a name. It’s just “your wife”/”my wife”. And two separate people point out that she’s beautiful, because goodness, she wouldn’t be worth fighting for otherwise.

    And when did street robbers start using the services of professional hairstylists?

    I think I can see the thought process that leads to films like this, though. Basic concept: someone going up against the world, including the cops. He (of course it’s he, female protagonists are Weird and Different so if we had one of those it wouldn’t be a generic actioner any more) has got to be a sympathetic character, and having a protagonist who’s a criminal is a bit hit and miss, so he needs to be a good guy with a motivation that’s stronger than his fondness for law and order. So we’ll kidnap his wife. Yup, this is what comes of always making the easiest creative choice.

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