Katniss Included in Time’s ’10 Terrific Teen Heroines in Movies’
Time’s Entertainment section has recently published an article entitled ‘Girl Power: 10 Terrific Teen Heroines in Movies’ and it’s no surprise to see that Katniss has made the list!
Katniss has some iconic company with other teen movie heroines including Samantha Baker from ‘Sixteen Candles’, Cher Horowitz from ‘Clueless’, Claireece Precious Jones from ‘Precious’ and Mattie Ross from ‘True Grit’.
Skipping the opening paragraph, Katniss’ entry reads as follows:
Katniss is not only a skilled fighter, but she’s also a canny manipulator – of potential beau Peeta, of the bread-and-circuses media, and even of the politicians of Panem. She’s selfless and compassionate, whether she’s taking her kid sister’s place as a draftee or mercy-killing a wounded opponent. Still, she’s only 16 and doesn’t yet know her own heart, which makes her flawed enough to be relatable.
Where did Lawrence get the steely resolve needed to play her? (Her Oscar-nominated performance as a teen protecting her rural family from scary meth dealers in Winter’s Bone offers a clue.) Her Katniss may display a hint of liquid-eyed guilt or remorse at having to take an enemy down, but she’ll still do it, quick as an arrow.
What do you think of the use of “canny manipulator” to describe Katniss?
To read the rest of the entries, head over to Time’s Entertainment website.