With Wonder Woman out in a week and so many positive reactions from fan screenings and critics alike, it’s easy to miss how important this film truly is. Besides being the first female solo film in the superhero genre, Wonder Woman is also important because it highlights an optimistic hero. Something in which we really need.
Chris Pine, who plays Steve Trevor, spoke with Vanity Fair and also understands the importance of Wonder Woman as a compassionate hero.
“We’ve seen stories told through the male prism a lot. Men are not all that smart. We tend to want to kill each other all the time, so it’s nice to finally have a fresh, female perspective with important themes. To have a female superhero story that is about love and compassion and nurturing of life than the opposite is very important. At the heart of the movie, it’s about people falling in love and being passionate and being heroic. It’s a great lesson for everyone to learn instead of other movies where shit is blowing up all the time.”
Gal Gadot also added that she hopes that the film resonates with both boys and girls in seeing how “strong, smart, and loving” women can be and they are just as “equal to men.”
“I hope Wonder Woman will show girls and boys all the many possibilities of what women can be and what women can do. Women are strong, smart, and loving, and can be in powerful positions the same way as men. It’s so important to have strong female figures, and I hope Wonder Woman will show people that women are equal to men.”
Director Patty Jenkins compares Wonder Woman to other superheroes and says that she chooses to “fight for peace” and that in and of itself is “empowering.”
“The world needs all different kinds of superheroes, especially one like Wonder Woman. She teaches love and the belief in a better mankind. That’s the interesting thing. Her versus the other superheroes, she chose to fight for peace. She chose to spend her life to help others, and that’s empowering. She’s the one who took control of her life.”
Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2, 2017.
Source: Vanity Fair
10 Reasons To Be Optimistic About ‘Wonder Woman’
There’s a fair amount riding on Wonder Woman, DC’s summer blockbuster, for more reasons than just being the first major female superhero movie made. It follows up two divisive entries in the universe, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. While successful, the performances of both at the box office and with critics merited re-evaluation by the filmmakers in the form of corporate restructuring and written mea culpas.
Despite these stumbles, there’s many reasons to be optimistic about Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot was well-received as Diana Prince in Batman v Superman, it’s set in the past, focusing on one character after two ensemble pictures, and both Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns add directorial and comic credibility, respectively. Plus, it’s no small thing that DC Films will beat Marvel Studios to the first female superhero movie, despite the latter having made over a dozen movies to former’s four. It’s important milestone for representation in pop culture.
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