Hello hello hello! Welcome once again to One Media on this fine Wednesday! I hope this week has just been absolutely fantastic for all of you. I’m sure many of you are preparing for finals or AP tests or end of the year projects, and I just want to remind you all to just RELAX and make sure you are making time to relieve some stress and enjoy life a little in the midst of all the craziness. But I also wish you the best of luck as you prepare for those last few grades of the year.
So, this past weekend I went and saw the new Ironman 3 movie, and let me just say…it was AWESOME. If you’re not a huge Ironman fan, no worries. You can still watch this one and feel right up to speed on everything that’s going on. Promise. In my opinion, it was without a doubt one of the best Ironman movies so far. Just insane! I know I ALWAYS seem to talk about music and rarely do I expand on movies and books, but this week, I want to share with you some thoughts on Ironman 3 and what I think we can all take away from it. By no means am I going to force you to go see it, I merely want to share with you some lessons we can learn from this movie and talk about some of the ways that women, mainly Pepper Potts (Ironman, A.K.A. Tony Stark, girlfriend), are portrayed.
The movie as a whole, unsurprisingly, is very macho. Machines, sweet cars, huge houses with out of this century technology, and LOTS of robot (Ironman) suits. If you follow Ironman, great, but if not, let me just tell you real quick who is who so you can better understand what I want to share with you. Tony Stark is Ironman- a superhero who saves the day from evil villains who traumatize the world. He lives in this ridiculously large house right on a cliff that overlooks the ocean, and with him lives his girlfriend Pepper Potts. Now, Pepper in her own self is an extremely successful and smart woman. Often out-witting Tony Stark himself- who is already a super genius. In this movie, Tony Stark’s situation is no different, and I don’t want to ruin it for you, but just know that Ironman faces yet again an evil creature.
I can’t explain to the full extent the role of females in this movie without letting in on a little of the ending, but I’ll do my best to not ruin it for you. Basically, there are two women in this movie. Pepper Potts and Maya Hansen. Unlike most superhero movies, these two women are portrayed in an AWESOME light. Both are extremely successful, extremely bright, and extremely determined women. What I liked best about this movie is that at no point in this movie are either of these women portrayed as ”weak” or “inadequate”. And I really liked that. Because let’s face it, when you think of superhero movies, you think of big macho men who save the day while at the same time saving the girl of their dreams who was in the line of danger. BUT NOT IRONMAN 3! It was so cool to see that in this movie, these women were portrayed as strong and intelligent. Not only that but COMPETENT. And without ruining too much of the ending, Pepper Potts ends up being the reason why the villain is defeated and that Ironman (Tony Stark) lives. It was SO cool you guys! I’m telling you!
Anyways, I think what we can all learn from this movie is that 1- Robert Downey Jr. is still an amazing and gorgeous actor, 2 (and most important)- We live in a period of time where women are basically THE BOMB in these superhero movies and in life in general. Really though, we are kind of a big deal you guys. What we can take away from this movie is a sense of pride; a sense of strength. We learn that just because we are women, does not stop us from doing ANYTHING or being ANYTHING. Overall, Ironman 3 is a great reminder that women are competent and worthy teammates, and I hope that if you do watch this movie that you feel empowered to do anything you want to do and follow any dreams that you have. Don’t let anyone or anything stop you!
I hope that this week is a great one for each of you and that you all find a sense of calmness and relaxation even with all of the end of school year stuff coming up. Keep doing your reading challenge too! I know I slowly but surely am getting the hang of this and making it a habit to read every single day, and honestly, it feels awesome. Still working on it a bit, but let me tell you, if you’re not doing the challenge- you should definitely consider it! Kick butt the rest of this week and have a super fun weekend. I’ll see you right back here next Wednesday!