Last week, I watched the new Wonder Woman movie by DC Comics. And I loved it! I know it sounds cliché, that a woman would love a movie about a strong, female superhero. But I did. Yet, before the movie, I was ambivalent towards it.
I had seen the trailer and knew it was going to be in movie theaters in June, but I still wasn’t planning on watching it. The last time I saw Wonder Woman headlining a screenplay was the 1970s TV series starring Lynda Carter as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. The show aired in Nigeria in the 80s/90s. Yes, that long ago.
But then, I saw this:
Okay, I couldn’t resist taking another shot, hence Picture No. 2. 🙂
For the record, I’m not a Cheerios fan so the picture wasn’t so I could drool over a box (or two) of cereal … even if they are round … and sweet.
By the way, did you know that Cheerios removed Buzz the Bee, their mascot from their cereal boxes to raise awareness about the decline in bees population worldwide? It’s true.
Just FYI. Back to Wonder Woman.
It was the artwork on the box of Cheerios that really caught my eye. Some weeks later, I went to see the movie.
After watching it, I thought I would share some of the reasons why I loved the Wonder Woman movie.
1. Memorable Scenes
There are some movies you watch and you forget them because they were so poorly done. Not this one. The scenes were well-thought out and planned. Some of my favorite ones were:
- The scene where Wonder Woman marches across No Man’s land with bullets flying towards her from many angles and she just blocks them with her wrists in an epic “back to sender” move. That was awe-inspiring!
- Romantic scene where she danced with Steve Trevor
- Every scene where Wonder Woman kicked major butt (that sums it up)
2. Romance in a Time of War: Diana Prince a.k.a Wonder Woman & Steve Trevor
If you love romantic period dramas like I do, then this scene will be hard to forget. The scene I’m referring to is, of course, the one where Wonder Woman is dancing and talking with Steve Trevor. It is literally an oasis before another reminder that these are times of war not peace. Peace in the midst of the storm. What’s not to love?
3. Action Packed and Believable Fight Scenes
Need I say more?
4. No Raunchy Sex Scenes
If that’s what you came looking for, this ain’t the movie for you son! I for one was grateful for that.
5. Strong Female Lead Who Can Fight and Defend Herself, Not Waiting Helplessly for a Knight in Shining Armor
Maybe this should have been number 1. I mean, she’s called “Wonder Woman” for a reason, right? It was refreshing to watch a woman hold her own and defend herself without waiting for a man to rescue her.
But there was also balance: yes women can fight for and defend themselves, but ultimately, it was teamwork among men and women (actually I should just say “Woman” but Wonder Woman is like many women rolled into one) that saved the day.
My verdict: Go and watch the movie, duh! It is worth every penny. I think Gal Gadot was perfect for this role and hope there’ll be more movies where she plays the role of Wonder Woman.
Have you watched the new Wonder Woman Movie? What are your thoughts? Please share.