With the release of the Wonder Woman Blu-Ray and DVD on September 19th, why shouldn’t we take a look at why Wonder Woman was such a good film. Spoiler alert, Wonder Woman was actually a really good movie.
Let’s face it, 99.99% of humans who have a pulse loved the new Wonder Woman movie that was released in June of this year. We all loved it: men, women, children, but why? Why did we go see it multiple times and hang on to every scene that made us feel pretty bad-ass ourselves?
No nudity? No problem!
This movie just reinforced the idea that women can be sexy-as-hell, bad-ass, and intense all without removing a single piece of clothing. Come on guys, I know you’re cursing me right now, but you know it’s true. I feel like this movie helped us all understand that super strength, power, and ability don’t have to come with social norms.
People (and heroes) can be both good and bad
No one is entirely made up of good or evil alone. Ahh, now I have you thinking. We all know about that time you lied to your mom about eating the last cookie, yet you volunteer at a local homeless shelter. Bam! I just figured you out, didn’t I? We are all capable of horrible things. We are all capable of immensely positive things. It’s all in how we weigh and chose our options. I can say that up until this point, super hero movies have been pretty heavy handed in the “perfection department”, meaning the hero can do no harm (they wouldn’t even think of it).
We are all capable of immensely positive things. It’s all in how we weigh and chose our options. I can say that up until this point, super hero movies have been pretty heavy handed in the “perfection department”, meaning the hero can do no harm (they wouldn’t even think of it).
We all needed a big, fat, dose of love
We could all go on and on about romantic connections and all that jazz, but love literally made Diana stronger. Now that, my friends, is bad-ass. She didn’t have to punch her way through with anger or resentment. She was able to use that little “L” word to her advantage. For the first time EVER, love was her asset, NOT her weakness. It sure is refreshing to be reminded (men and women alike) that empathy and love aren’t signs of weakness.
War is a very real, complex, multifaceted organism
We were actually able to see truthful depictions of how war tears people and places apart. Think back to the scene where they were boarding the boat. The entire way down, you’re seeing men being hauled on shore with bandages, wounds, missing limbs, and psychological damage.
You get the see the blank looks on many of them as they struggle to cope and comprehend what they just came out of. For so long, we’ve gotten the “sunshine and daisies” version on the silver screen, so it was a raw wound to the viewing audience to see things that could really happen.
Think back to the last time where something (or someone) made feel alive and powerful. That’s how this movie made people feel. Wonder Woman evoked an overall feeling of accomplishment, pride, and badassness (it’s totally a legit feeling) of epic proportions.
Whether you were a fan or not, we still have to give mad props to DC for their originality, creativity, and over all emotional organization of this movie. I feel that if more movies were crafted like this, I’d probably never leave the movie theater.
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