Women of Action: Ladies of The Last Stand
Leave it to these clowns in Hollywood to finally jump onboard this “empowered women” deal. I’ve been at the forefront of lady hero worshiping since I parkour jumped out of my mother’s womb and caught my first episode of Cagney & Lacey. There is nothing sexier or more badass than a chick who can kick ass and look good doing it. Hell, she doesn’t have to look good for me to like her! Fortunately, for anyone who has sat through the turd that is The Last Stand, the ladies aren’t just the fighin’ kind… they also look damn good doing it.
Jaimie Alexander is something of an action darling these days. She has a hit show called Blindspot where she plays an amnesiac badass covered in tattoos like some Kat Von D/Le Femme Nikita hybrid. She’s also a featured character in a few of the Marvel Thor movies and on a few episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Lady Sif is almost guaranteed to show up again in the MCU but if you’re looking for a little Jaimie fix, The Last Stand might just be your best bet.
A good half of the movie is over before the bad guys every make it to the town where our heroes are hanging out so it takes a while before Jaimie is able to show off some of the skills that won her the role as Lady Sif. The opening salvo from the bad guys on the small town Sheriffs Department gives us a good first impression of their firepower. They blow shit up, kill the young worthless deputy, and then start ravaging the town. Jaimie gets her Tom Berenger on as she picks off a few bad guys with a scoped rifle and then the movie starts to get out of control. There are 6 jokes for every bad guy killed, which isn’t a good ratio, and there wasn’t one hot chick bouncing around in a tank top!
Okay, so Christiana Leucas doesn’t do much in the way of action during The Last Stand but she does look amazing. Just look at this action shot of her answering a phone!! I’m sure there are pictures of Christiana on the interwebs all scantily clad and looking good. I guess you’ll have to find out for yourself.
Don’t forget about Genesis Rodriguez. She’s the lovely federal agent who swapped sides for a quick buck and rode shotgun with Eduardo Noriega’s Cortez. Did she pull the swerve on her bosses at the agency and run off with that no-go drug cartel race driver? Sure. Was she hot, though. Absolutely.