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Chicks who can kick

Writer: Siti Munawirah Mustaffa

Gone is the next-door sweetie in frilly dresses whilst in comes the saucy one who commands the entire room with big guns and short shorts. Time, fashion, and reality have indeed come into a long span of progress. So do women, as the subversive ones march their ways into the mass, pushing the submissive and submersive kinds far behind. With the likes of Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, and soon Li Bingbing appearing on big screens and in every man's wet dreams with "Resident Evil: Retribution", Kristin Stewart should be greatly ashamed for locking herself in the chamber of damsel in distress.

Video-game based films may not become blockbuster hits, but who's paying attention to the whole point of the movie when the luscious lass is brimming with sweat and smoky eyes? Here, we list some of the eye-catching femme fatales for your viewing pleasure. And ours, too...

Milla Jovovich – Alice (Resident Evil: Retribution)

Milla's striking look has made it harder for anyone to rebut a belief that Ukraine is a land filled with some of the world's most beautiful women. Earning her fame by starring in many action films, the former supermodel has made a smart move by carrying a pair of Heckler & Koch MP5K instead of a Coach.

Li Bingbing – Ada Wong (Resident Evil: Retribution)

Once again, the Harbin-born actress will turn heads with the iconic red dress while holding a Tommy gun in hand. A stunning Asian beauty who wowed the audience with her role as the white-haired witch Ni-Chang in "The Forbidden Kingdom", Li Bingbing is about to take control as one of the most attractive female characters in video games, i.e Ada Wong, thus creating another hype among gamers and action film fans.

Angelina Jolie – Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

The connection Angelina Jolie shares with Lara Croft is so strong, that at times we wonder if she really is the real legendary English aristocrat. Geared with almost immortal capabilities and physical perfection consisting of those alluring eyes, pouts, and that pair of most talked about, er, assets, it's a no surprise for any man to fall flat upon encountering the slaying sex-symbol who outshines every other combating heroines.

Devon Aoki – Kasumi (DOA)

The game may be pointless and the film is undoubtedly lousy, but men being men, we all know what they're after. The German-Japanese actress / model who first gained the attention of many in "2 Fast 2 Furious" with her East meets West looks, has been ranked by Complex magazine as one of the hottest women in video game movies, upon playing the role of Kasumi in "DOA" movie.

Olga Kurylenko – Nika Boronina (Hitman)

Unlike the rest of these heroines who tango mono-a-mono with every single bad guy in a deadly match, Nika Boronina has unfortunately become an exception as she falls prey into the hands of Russian underdogs. Despite not having the predatory nature of a demi goddess, the tattooed face female lead played by Ukrainian beauty Olga Kurylenko is still worth remembering.

Mila Kunis – Mona Sax (Max Payne)

Having Mila Kunis as the mysterious Mona Sax in the "Max Payne" film may have been a major miscast made by John Moore. As agreed by many, Kunis is far too innocent looking to play the deadly Russian assassin. Nonetheless, getting all suited up in leather bustier and tight pants is a good enough reason for every male moviegoer to go watch the film and go ga-ga.

Kristin Kreuk – Chun Li (Street Fighter)

Never mind the fact that Kristin Kreuk is too stiff to act, to even save her life. Thanks to her exotic cherubic good looks, audience have quickly forgotten Macanese-born American actress Ming-Na Wen, who had once held the role in the 1994 "Street Fighter" film.

Bridgette Wilson – Sonya Blade (Mortal Kombat)

While young boys these days are wolfing over the likes of Megan Fox, the mid 90's were struck by Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson, who once held the role of Sonya Blade, one of the greatest female bad-ass in the gaming universe, way before Lara Croft's name was even heard of.

Cinema Online, 04 September 2012



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