This year, for the first time ever, we will see Emily Blunt holding a gun as an action heroine and Scarlett Johansson will be the successor of Nikita by Luc Besson. Some actresses are back in action roles that have made them famous, such as Milla Jovovich, others are holding a weapon for the first time in 2014. The fact is that this year, lethal women will parade on the big screens, in a symphony of bullets, swords or arrows. Here are some of the best female superheroes of 2014.
1. Eva Green in 300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire puts into battle Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), the king who became god of the Persians, and Artemisia (Eva Green), the unforgiving commander of naval forces against the Greek general Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton). The action takes place at sea, apparently Artemisia’s element.
2. Scarlett Johansson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
After the events of The Avengers, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) teams up with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) against a powerful and at the same time familiar opponent, the winter warrior.
3. Emily Blunt in Edge of Tomorrow
Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) is a fighter from the special forces who made several casualties among aliens than anyone else on Earth.
4. Angelina Jolie in Maleficent
Beautiful young Maleficent lives a peaceful life in her idyllic kingdom covered by forests, dreaming she would become a powerful fairy goodmother. That is, until one day when a king invading with his army, attacking her peers and an extraordinary betrayal makes the fairy heart turn to stone.
The thirst for revenge pushes Maleficent to, years later, throw a cruel curse on Aurora, daughter of the king and the successor to the throne that had ravaged the kingdom. But as Aurora grows, the witch begins to wonder whether she holds the key to a peaceful future of the entire region.
5. Mila Kunis in Jupiter Ascending
Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born in a night when the sky foretold that she was destined for great deeds. Now a grown woman, Jupiter dreams about starts, but wakes up in the harsh reality of her life composed of a job to clean toilets and a long string of bad breakups.
Only when Caine (Tatum), a former military who has undergone genetic changes, comes to Earth to track her, Jupiter begin to glimpse an awaited fate because of her genetic signature which makes her the addressee of a tremendous legacy with the power to alter the balance of the cosmos.
6. Zoe Saldana in Guardians of the Galaxy
Gamora is described as the last of her kind and the adopted daughter of Thanos (the film’s villain), equipped among others with the gift of healing. All of her kind have also been annihilated by the alien race Badoon. She will join the Guard to fight evil in the universe.
7. Scarlett Johansson in Lucy
Luc Besson is one of the directors who knows how to create a memorable action heroine. After Nikita, Besson turns to Scarlett Johansson for his new film, a science fiction action film whose protagonist is a woman involved in drug trafficking, using her body as a suitcase to transport drugs.
It also happens that one of the missions is different because the drug is accidentally ingested get her, at which point she discovers some superhuman powers: she can hold huge amounts of information instantly, she can move objects with her mind and cannot feel any pain or suffering.
8. Natalie Portman in Jane Got a Gun
The film tells the story of a woman (Natalie Portman) whose outlaw husband returns home severely wounded. Convinced that those who shot him will come to ensure that he is dead and will destroy the farm, she appeals to a former lover, whom she has not seen for ten years, to help her defend the property.
9. Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil 6
Milla Jovovich will return as the beautiful and deadly Alice, under the direction of Paul WS Anderson, probably the last of the series.
10. Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Katniss Everdeen becomes the engine that triggers a mass uprising against the Capitol.