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Wonder Woman Is The Hero We Need And The One We Deserve

Hello, everyone! In light of the mockery resulting from the leaked Joss Whedon Wonder Woman script, I thought I would focus on the reasons why Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman works as a showcase of  empowered female independence, instead of all the reasons that Whedon’s does not. Let me preface this post by saying that I’ve seen Wonder Woman twice, once to watch it without criticism, and the second time to watch it objectively. And while I agree that the film has a few flaws, I’m hard pressed to call it anything less than a fantastic movie. It’s beautifully, energetically shot, the characterization is compelling, the relationships are realistic and engaging, and the aesthetic details from the set design to the costumes to the hairstyling are a feast for the eyes. These elements, however, are only part of what makes Wonder Woman worth the watch. What separates this film from the rest of the billion dollar superhero movies is that, for perhaps the first time, Wonder Woman portrays a woman as she might see herself. That’s a perspective that’s not only rare to see in superhero movies, but in any Hollywood film.

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Girl Ghostbusters and Gal Gadot Are Not Gurrrl Power

Hello, everyone! What a year for women in pop-culture, huh? We have a new, all-female Ghostbusters AND a movie starring Wonder Woman and Superman and Batman who the movie is actually about .  It’s like women in pop-culture didn’t even exist until 2016. Boy, I’m shocked. I thought that I’d been watching movies and television with fantastic, classy actresses who gave the boys a run for their money. But I guess I’ve just been watching lame-asses who don’t understand female representation.

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There go my fond memories of Amy Adams

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