Edge of Tomorrow‘s Angel of Verdun: Nuanced Female Characters (Kleine aber feine Spoilergefahr!)
He’s basically following her instructions the entire film. Yes, he gets better and better in battle the more times he experiences the day – but he never surpasses her. He has to work to get up to her level.
Yes, Rita inspires him. But she inspires the whole world, and with good reason. He’s not trying to win her approval, or win her romantically, or even protect her. She inspires him, because she’s the kind of person he wants to be, which is extremely rare in film. It’s rare that we see a male character (several, in fact) in a film look up to a female character; want to be her.
Nachtrag zu Edge of Tomorrow und Emily Blunts Rolle. Es sollte mehr Frauenfiguren wie ihre in Filmen und anderen Medien geben.