Wonder Woman opened to box office success and critical acclaim, with many praising the film as one of the most inspiring superhero movies since Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie. Now, director Patty Jenkins has shared a heartwarming memo from the film’s producer that reveals just how inspiring the film has been to young children.
The memo contain stories shared by an individual who works at a kindergarten about how children have reacted to film since it was released. The following are just some of the stories included in the message:
- On Monday, a boy who was obsessed with Iron Man told me he had asked his parents for a new Wonder Woman lunchbox
- A little girl said “When I grow up I want to speak hundreds of languages like Diana”
- This girl had her parents revamp her Beauty and the Beast birthday party in THREE DAYS because she simply had to have a Wonder Woman party.
- I was talking to one of the girls that hadn’t seen the movie, and the next day she came and very seriously told me “you were right, Wonder Woman was way better than Frozen.”
Posted on Patty Jenkins’ official Twitter account, you can read the entire message below!
My producer just sent me this… ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! This makes every hard day worth it. Thank you to whomever wrote it!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/3DzIaMueIh
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 11, 2017
Simply put, this message put a smile on my face. While many will argue that films, particularly superhero blockbusters, are simply mindless entertainment, it is clear that the film is resonating with audiences of all genders and ages. As someone who was inspired by Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie as a child, it is both heartwarming and reassuring to see a new generation of children being inspired by a film as important and groundbreaking as Wonder Woman.
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.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui.
Wonder Woman is now playing in theaters!
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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