I am just back from a screening of Wonder Woman and I must say that it is a gorgeous film. It has a good story, stunning visuals, several funny moments and the best part is that it has a female superhero in a movie that's this big! I loved it. I loved how she has a large presence as a very very strong woman. It is truly a joy to watch a female superhero saving the hero, being badass and taking the lead in the fight against evil.
This movie is shot almost entirely from a woman's perspective. There are many scenes where Wonder Woman is seen perplexed about the ways of men and mankind, she wonders why a woman would wear a tight dress if she can't fight in it, or why she isn't allowed in a council discussing the future course for the "great war". She questions the role of men in life going as far as saying that she's learned that "men are integral to reproduction, but unnecessary for the purposes of pleasure". This was an awesome line and it's no surprise that I loved it. In a scene prior to this, the camera lazily focuses on the lead male actor having a bath and being embarrassed when Wonder Woman enters the room. I have watched countless movies where the same scene plays out with reversed genders, so for me this was really fun! Her questions about the average man in this scene had the entire theatre erupt in laughter. Another scene where she disrupts a fight in a bar has a character in the movie say that he is "both aroused and frightened". It is an interesting observation that suits Wonder Woman entirely.
I guess I'm just happy that a big budget movie with a female superhero was given the green light and has now justified it. I hope this movie does well so more can be made in the future, so girls too have a hero to look up to in popular media, and so it is a more equal DC universe. ;)
Also, watch this. :D