The Myth: Forget about Lara Croft’s second big screen skirmish, this is the real Pandora. Except it wasn’t really a box she kept all the world’s woes in, but a large, sturdy jar.
In the original Geek myth, Pandora opens the jar, and unleashes terrible things on the world – among them sickness, disease, toils and hope.
Feminist readings interpret the jar as Pandora’s womb, arguing that the ancient Greeks didn’t favour female sexuality.
Standout Scene: The inevitable lesbian angle - whereby Pandora falls in love with a beautiful woman - gives rise to a lovely, soft-lit scene in which her lover convinces her to keep the fucking jar shut. Then a horrible drunk man comes and knocks the lid off by accident. Men.