What is the Best Female-Led Superhero Film?

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Black Widow has been in theaters and on Disney+ for a couple weeks now. This means that people have been given plenty of time to voice their praises or complaints online. However, it also led to a discussion in the SAW offices soon after its release over whether Black Widow was a better female-led solo film than Captain Marvel.

For me, the answer is a resounding “YES!” But Black Widow and Captain Marvel are not the only female-led superhero films. What about DC? What about pre-MCU Marvel?

So the question I ask today is: what is the best female-led superhero movie?

Personally, I still think it’s Black Widow. Does the film have a scene that bests the “No Man’s Land” moment from Wonder Woman? Not even close. But did I enjoy Black Widow more than Wonder Woman? Definitely.

I love both films, but Black Widow just did more for me. Also, Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor is no match for Florence Pugh’s Yelena.

Side note: the rest of the female-led superhero films I can think of (Elektra, Catwoman, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman 1984) come nowhere close to the quality and entertainment factor I get from Black Widow and Wonder Woman.

So what about you, folks? Is it Black Widow or Wonder Woman? What female-led superhero film do you think is above them all?

I’ll see you in the trenches.

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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