We might be in Paris but I had to see Wonder Woman now. I happen to love action films but this is so much more. The message is loud and clear. Women are smart, women are powerful, women are asking the right questions and it is a good thing to challenge the norm, women can do anything.
The film takes us back in time to the beginning of Wonder Woman’s life on a small Mediterranean island where only women live. They are bad-ass women who are warriors of the world, gods. At one point, life is interrupted and a British spy lands on the island and Diana, Wonder Woman, saves his life. She learns of the war and is destined to save the world. Keep in mind that she speaks multiple languages, is slight naive about the world and is smart as a whip. She leaves the island with the spy who eventually bands together with a group of misfits to save the world of evil. Diana knows that the heart of evil comes from the god Ares, who she must take out. At the end of the day, love rules all.
Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince, is fantastic…and it doesn’t hurt that she is drop dead gorgeous. A formal Israeli soldier.
There are many things that make this film great, particularly for young kids to see. First of all the director is a woman, Patty Jenkins, and the main character is a bad-ass female that saves the world and everyone falls in line. This is the first female-directed film that hit the $100m mark the first weekend it opened and appears to still be pulling in the cash. It is truly a girl power flick…and one that must be seen this summer.
What is more important is the comments above that were sent to Patty Jenkins from her producer. We need to see more of this in the world these days. Our next generation is the key to saving our world and my gut is that women will be leading the charge….swords and shields excluded.