Megan Fox In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Megan Fox In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Ok so the big budget blockbuster tends to focus on male characters, we looked at a string of action heroes that are going to grace the big screen over the coming months, but what about the girls?

Yes behind most of the action stars in the last couple of years there has been a strong female character so lets take a look at the characters and actresses that will be fighting alongside the blokes this summer.

It's fair to say that when Johnny Depp takes to the big screen the rest of the cast hardly get a look in but when Depp is doing battle with Christian Bale in Public Enemies you have got to feel sorry for Marion Cotillard.

The Oscar winning actress takes on the role of Billie Frechette in Michael Mann's Depression drama that follows John Dillinger's crime wave and the FBI chase.

This summer sees Megan Fox reprise the role of Mikaela Banes in Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

The role shot her to fame in 2007 and she returns alongside Shia LaBeouf as Sam's love interest.

Mikaela has inherited some mechanical skills from her father, who is a grease monkey and paroled car thief so when she cannot afford to go to college gets a job mending bikes and motorcycles.

But it's not long before the Decepticons kidnap Sam and the Autobots, Mikaela and the NEST team are called upon once again to stop them.

While everyone may be looking at how the likes of Chris Pine and Zachary Qunito deal with taking on the roles of Captain Kirk and Spock it's Zoe Saldana who s leading the female charge in the new Star Trek movie.

J.J Abrams, the man behind Lost, has taken the long-standing franchise back to the beginning focusing the Enterprise's maiden voyage with it's young and inexperienced crew.

Saldana, best known for her role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, takes on the character of Uhura, originally played by Nichelle Nichols, chief communications officer aboard the Enterprise.

Poor John Connor has battled Skynet and there robotic creations all his life and in Terminator Salvation things haven't changed.

But Bryce Dallas Howard takes over the role of Kate Brewster from Claire Danes this time around, except she is now Kate Connor.

Kate, a trained physician and veterinarian is pregnant with the couple's first child.

Moon Bloodgood also stars in the movie as a no-nonsense and battle-hardened" lead pilot in the resistance suffering from survivor guilt. And Helena Bonham Carter takes on the role of Dr Serena Kogan, the film's villain and a Terminator hybrid.

Having had such successful characters such as Jean Grey and Storm in the hit X-men franchise it's surprising that the spin-off X-Men Origins: Wolverine is so short of female characters.

However actress Lynn Collins steps up to the plate to play Wolverine's love interest Kayla Silverfox who has the powers of tactile telepathy/hypnosis.

But is she everything she makes out to be?

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw


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