Question for Women

I watched the last arc of ‘Jupiter Ascending.’
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I heard the negative reception on its arrival but had been enticed by the visuals shown during it’s advertising  cycle. They did not disappoint. Inspired by some of the ideas, effects, shots and tech displayed. Searched online to remind myself of what the objections to the film were and ran into a quote that led me to an article.
“Basically, most competent sci-fi women fall into the Strong Female Character trap that strips anything feminine from a character and replaces it with Arnold Schwarzenegger with boobs. “Jupiter Ascending” gets it right. Women don’t always want superhuman robots to look up to.
Here is the quote in context.
Hollywood has tried to capture what it thinks is the right model for science-fiction heroines. They’ve been martial artists, bad-ass weapons experts, and stoic survivors. Basically, most competent sci-fi women fall into the Strong Female Character trap that strips anything feminine from a character and replaces it with Arnold Schwarzenegger with boobs. “Jupiter Ascending” gets it right. Women don’t always want superhuman robots to look up to. We want to be the same klutzy nobody who is cosseted and petted and told we’re special — despite all evidence to the contrary. We want that the coming-of-age story boys have starred in a thousand times over a thousand years. Lana Wachowski looked at the likes of “Star Wars” and “Transformers” and decided it was high time for a female character to go from whiny nobody to beloved galactic hero.

From this article on ‘Jupiter Ascending’ is the Sci-Fi movie women were waiting for

Is this true?

What is the context of this to you? Is it claiming women would rather have a comforting lie than face reality? If so… Look, I really do not know. This quote just seemed eerie. I recently saw terminator 1 and 2. Sarah Connor was a decently developed character. Going from reluctance in the first to true believer in the second. In a movie with Arnold was she an Arnold with boobs character?

I do not know what everyone thinks. Let alone the specifics of what girls and women want in their entertainment. If you can enlighten me it would as always be appreciated.

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