Ok. I was wrong. Utterly, completely and wonderfully wrong.
Gal Gadot was absolutely wonderful as Wonder Woman.
See, I can admit when I was wrong.
I finally got to see Wonder Woman today, and it was everything I have been looking for in a female led superhero film since I was five. My tattooed, pierced, punk rock ass sat in that theater and sobbed like a child through much of that movie.
Themyscira was gorgeous. The varied skin tones shapes of the Amazons. Jacqui-Lee Pryce as Niobe is the bomb. Robin Wright was an incredible Antiope.
Hell, I even really liked Chris Pine. He knocked it out of the park as Steve Trevor.
I admit it. I bought Gadot as an ass-kicking badass. Completely.
And, as with most of the other women who I know who have seen it, the scene where she steps into No Man’s Land made m cry. Because this is the Wonder Woman we have been waiting for. This is what women want.
In the row ahead of us, sat five or six, fairly elderly woman who had come together to see the movie. And I love that they did. I love the young girl in her purple high top Converse and Wonder Woman leggings. There were guys, but the majority of the audience was women and girls, and that makes me so fucking happy.
This is all we’ve been asking for, Marvel, DC, Hollywood. This. A superhero film with an amazing lead who kicks ass and doesn’t need saving, who does the saving, because she is fucking amazing.
Ok, that aside. The film also had some utterly charming humor. Their initial conversation in the cave with the pool was hilarious. I enjoyed Lucy Davis as Ettta Candy, and her bonding with Diana over her description of her job, and also the, “Right, put specs on her and she’s suddenly not the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen.” And I have never seen David Thewlis give a bad performance in his life.
The effects were lovely. There were so many shots that I wish I could have posters of throughout that film. And for once the brown palette worked with a film. It lent an air of age and history to it.
If anyone has not seen the film yet, I don’t want to spoil it for you. But really, if you enjoy superheroes and you’re tired of grim dark and stubble, this is a film you need to see.
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