So I keep going on about this but what I love so much about Wonder Woman, about Diana, is that she is kind. She is so kind.
And yes, sure, Superman is kind, (at least most adaptations of Superman), but what gets me about Diana is the little things. Pretty much every person she runs in to, she wants to help them.
The small moments that got me in the movie were when she listened to people, really listened, and tried as best she could to help them.
When she has her super determined face on, ready to go to war and then stops because “Baby!” and runs over to hold the baby.
When she sees a man in agony her first instinct is to help, even when most people are running away.
When a poor woman who does not speak the language of anyone else around her latches on and begs her to help, Diana doesn’t tell her she has more important things to do. She breaks off her mission to save the few she can.
When Charlie is being hard on himself because he thinks he’s broken and useless from war flashbacks, Diana asks “who will sing for us?” She, who has valued the art of fighting all her life, does not belittle someone for being too scared, she gives them value regardless.
I love so many things about this movie, but the small moments of genuine care and kindness for people she doesn’t even know, especially in a time of war (real, terrifying, soul-scarring war) really get me.