A few words about Wonder Woman
(I promise I won’t spoil it)
I went into seeing WW with zero expectations. I had no idea what the plot was, I’d seen maybe one promo commercial? (Not even a trailer)
The only things I knew were that Wonder Woman had an accent and Chris Pine was the love interest.
That was the best superhero movie I’ve ever seen. That was the first woman superhero (that is actually graced with superhuman powers that are not the result of crazy cat stuff) movie I’d ever seen. I almost cried during the action scenes because I was overwhelmed. I was watching a woman, who was strong, beautiful, and honorable, be resilient. More resilient than ANY of the male superheroes I’d seen. She is a warrior first and foremost. She fought for goodness, and the safety of innocents; people were awestruck at the sheer power she possesses.
I saw a woman get some of the most awesomely choreographed fight scenes I’ve ever watched. She is fearless. She is headstrong. She is incredible.
I felt like I witnessed history being made. A female director and a female superhero brought back the DC franchise from its most recent slew of flops. With one. movie.
I felt empowered. I got emotional. I nearly cried because I finally felt like women got to be strong on screen and not be a sex object that just happens to have super powers. I love superhero stories so much, y'all. I love them. I am utterly blown away.
Go support this movie, please. Hollywood needs to see that women in strong roles and director jobs can make blockbuster films. That women are more than capable of making superhero films. Of making sure that young girls see that a woman can exhibit strength and fortitude, and be just as successful as (or more so than) men can be. (And that’s only one of the poignant points this film made; I just only feel qualified to comment on this aspect.)
I have a zillion other thoughts, but these are just a few.
Time to usher in the age of the superheroine.