what made diana’s flashbacks concerning steve so powerful is the fact that her love for him is all encompassing – it’s romantic plus platonic, it’s loving this person as well as his values, his good heart, his humility, his mission and his sacrifice.
when diana said she believed in love, it wasn’t just romantic love. it was love for everything good in humanity, it was love for the world and every living being, it was love for peace and happiness despite the ugliness and cruelty and war and death.
and that’s why wonder woman was moving and its message unprecedented in any other superhero movie.
throwback to the time Mike Faist and Michael Park showed up at the teen center bake sale, after being invited on twitter, on their two show day, to buy cookies and rice krispy treats to support teens raising money to go to camp.