What really sucks about the way Joss Whedon writes is that he sort of has this idea that if he writes about women being strong and confident, that is all it takes for women to appreciate his work. Like, even if the villain constantly belittles a woman for being a woman and people are constantly harassing her and sexualizing her, it’s okay because she’s strong and she can take it.
The biggest difference between Whedon’s version of Wonder Woman and Jenkins is that in Whedon’s version Wonder Woman is A Woman. She (and the audience) must be constantly aware that she is a Woman, that she is Sexy, that she is overcoming incredible odds because she has the terrible disadvantage of Being Born A Woman.
Whereas in Jenkins’ film Diana simply exists. There are some points made by other characters about her being a woman, like when Steve won’t sleep with her because he feels it’s improper, or when his secretary says, “Oh yes, put specs on her, like after that she won’t be the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen”, but Diana is almost completely unaware of her status as a Dreaded Woman. Her excitement over a baby? She’s literally never seen one before. Her little makeover seen? Spends the whole thing looking for something comfortable she can fight in. She basically never mentions the difference between men and women, never even says that women are better or whatever because she was raised by them.
Joss Whedon would have never let Wonder Woman forget she was a Woman. She would have constantly been making comments about it, wether positive or negative, as would everyone around her. In Whedon’s heyday that might have flown a lot better, but now women seem to be a little sick of grrrrl power. They just want power. They just want to exist, both on screen and in life, without constant reminders that they are Women and that they must pay for that at every turn.
TITANIC (1997) dir. James Cameron “It’s been 84 years, and I can still smell the fresh paint. The china had never been used. The sheets had never been slept in. Titanic was called the Ship of Dreams, and it was. It really was…”
Welp. We went to see Wonder Woman. I cried during the sad parts and some of the other parts. They were the same kind of tears I had on and off through Ghostbusters. Movies with strong women who are fully realized people who are allowed to be sexual but are not sexualized and can also kick ass just make me cry randomly. Though TBH I also cry in LotR when anyone picks up their sword and runs into battle screaming the name of their home. I didn’t even realize how ravenous I was for a female version of that.
I fucking lost it at the cinema, I sat with my friend in the middle row and this huge group of friends sit down around us (like in front and behind us as well next to me) and thIS fUCKING DUDE STARTS HANDING OUT CHEESEBURGERS
I literally lost it laughing, they kept asking each other if they wanted one. My friend got one, offered one to me as well but I said no (I actually wanted one but oH WELL) It was amazing
“Lepatriinude jõulud” is an Estonian animation. A shy ladybird Tim visits his good friends Mia when suddenly the world around them starts to shake. When they wake up, they are no longer in the woods they know, but in someone’s living room. While looking for the way back to the woods, they meet all sorts of strange bugs who live in the house and know nothing about their destination. Their luck turns when Santa comes to visit the humans and with him comes along an elf-bug, giving gifts to everybody. Noticing a lonely pair, elf-bug works his magic and Mia and Tim return to the woods.
The animation picked up an award from a festival in Ukraine, Russia and China. The VHS release included the full “Kutsu-Juku seiklused” animation.
Actors voicing the characters were Lembit Ulfsak, Andero Ermel, Anu Lamp, Peeter Oja, Marko Matvere, Kaljo Kiisk, Elina Reinold, Jan Uuspõld, Margus Tabor, Garmen Tabor and Johanna Ulfsak.