Wonder Woman Was a Disappointing Film

We watched Wonder Woman last night. I was very disappointed by the movie. On a technical level, the clearly CGI graphics/scenery in the beginning was too cartoonish, and the sappy music going on in the background the entire time was awful, like watching a DePalma or Spielberg movie where they don’t trust the audience to feel their own emotions. Then, on a story level, having Wonder Woman lead a platoon of soldiers where she was directly involved in killing scores of young soldiers (not mercenaries or evil Nazis) was disappointing and even disturbing. Then from a feminist perspective Wonder Woman was treated as an underling or comically naïve subservient woman for much of the film. It was an awful film and a waste of $5.  

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Wonder Woman Was a Disappointing Film

Love the idea of Wonder Woman

I haven’t seen the movie yet but it seems like every fan of women would want to see Wonder Woman.  A bad ass woman who fights off the bad guys seems like a very pro-equality movie to me.  Now, if she were cowtowing to Superman or was ironing Batman’s shirts – that would be a problem – but assuming she doesn’t do those things it seems like a great premise.  I’m also assuming she shows off her body but that doesn’t bother me – let’s be honest in that the current James Bond is shirtless about as often as he is wearing a tuxedo but I don’t think twice about that 🙂 Plus,I know a lot of amazingly bright women who also aren’t afraid to show their womanhood while also retaining their dignity.  But, again, I haven’t seen the movie…

Love the idea of Wonder Woman