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Movies' young heroines

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With 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' arriving in theaters, we take a look at young women taking chargeBy Bryan ReesmanSpecial to MSN MoviesWhile action and fantasy pictures are generally dominated by the usual set of macho male figures, a more modern breed of action star is emerging as young women stake their claim in this territory. Over the last few years, thanks both to changing times and the boom in female-oriented young adult fiction, more and more female characters are taking charge on the big screen. It's a welcome trend that has produced some dynamic characters and adventures, and mostly without needing to dress them up in hot outfits or requiring men to do things for them. In fact, some of these women save the men.Bing: More about 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' | More on Lily CollinsWant more Movies? Be sure to like MSN Movies on Facebook and follow MSN Movies on Twitter.('The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'/Screen Gems)
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