Let's cut right to it, this is the movie that I didn't know I needed. By now, I'm sure you've heard the variety of praise for this movie. It's a fully fleshed out film with three dimensional characters, and well paced plot, and basically restored faith in superhero humanity. I knew that it'd be a big win for girl power, but I didn't expect to be so moved by it.
I can't remember the last time a movie made me feel so incredibly empowered. I've seen countless superhero movies and battle sequences over the years. None have ever brought me to near tears as this done, several times. The most impactful moment for me was an early on sequence when the Amazon warriors stormed the beach on their horses and rode into battle. With all the films I'd seen thus far, I hadn't realized that I was missing and craving this type of female representation. The fact that my hypothetical one day future daughter(s) can grow up seeing this, means the world to me. It's been a week and I'm still feeling the high. Is this what men feel like when they go to a movie, or are they jaded by the same old same old by now? All I know is I want more of this.
Hats off to Gal Gadot, who was perfection. I hate that it did take Wonder Woman oh so very long to reach the big screen, but it's like she was waiting for the right Woman to take up the mantle (or lasso). Stunning in every way: her power, her presence, her grace, her beauty, her innocense, her wisdom. Some of that is writing, much of that is acting. Opposite her, Chris Pine was also perfection. A true woke bae, who knew when to step up and when to stand aside. I saw an article that explained how his character was what every superhero girlfriend should be, but rarely gets fully realized. I respect him (and the writers) for understanding his role and taking his opportunities to shine without stealing the spotlight.
Something else that really struck me was that these battle sequences had a grace and beauty to them that we hadn't seen before. Just by the nature of Wonder Woman's lithe movement, we got something completely different in a genre that often recycles the same thing over and over again. But what I really want is this exact movie over and over again.
Wonder Woman - \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/