Oprah and director Ava DuVernay have praised Patty Jenkins for her efforts directing the new Wonder Woman film.
The summer’s most highly anticipated blockbuster has been met with an incredible response with high praise given to star Gal Gadot for her performance as well as Jenkins for crafting a powerful feminine film that will surely inspire young women for years to come.
During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, DuVernay and Oprah could not contain their excitement over Jenkins and the groundbreaking, game changer of a film Wonder Woman has become. Duvernay recalled her experience seeing the film over the weekend and what she told Jenkins when she saw her this week:
“I saw Wonder Woman over the weekend. I actually saw Patty yesterday and told her that when her name came up in the credits at the end of Wonder Woman, I cried. I shed a tear. I was so overcome and emotional with what she had done, knowing that she’s done something that no other woman has ever done. And she did it so well. And the country and the world actually responded to it. The numbers around the world that that film has done proves that people are thirsty and hungry and craving more nuanced images of women. So I’m so proud of her, so excited.”
DuVernay and Oprah then proceeded on the spot to dance in their seats, cheering on the director as they sung “Go Patty!”. You can watch the video below.
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The film stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief. Here’s the official synopsis:
’Wonder Woman’ hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is now playing. You can check out our review on the latest episode of Heroic Insider Rebirth here.
7 Things Marvel Can Learn From ‘Wonder Woman’
Ever since 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been shaping the way that Superhero films are being made. While comics were certainly a popular resource to pull from, the MCU has pushed the superhero genre into the mainstream and causing studios to make bigger and bigger movies every single year. This accelerated launch into the superhero genre from nearly every studio has given rise to DC making their mark to have a cinematic universe as well. While the previous DC Extended Universe films have had little critical success, Wonder Woman was released to big box office and high critical reception. This film did a lot of things differently, but found a perfect blend of action, comedy, and hopeful inspiration. It broke ground in representation as well as in superhero film quality. Marvel has made some great films, but there is a lot that they can learn and be taking notes of.
Here are 7 things Marvel can learn from Wonder Woman. There will be some spoilers ahead.
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