I took my 5 year old son to see Wonder Woman.
He is currently running around the house, stopping imaginary bullets with his wrists.
When I asked what he thought of her as a superhero, he said “Mom, she was so strong and she saved everyone.” To him, Wonder Woman is a hero. Not a girl hero, a HERO.
He’s not running around emulating Captain Trevor (though, I’d be just as happy if he did). He is running around pretending to be a superhero. In his mind, Wonder Woman is as strong and capable and heroic as all of his other favorite superheroes.
And that’s why I’m glad this movie was made how it was, by who it was.