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From a strong female character to a well-written plot and great acting, Wonder Woman has it all. Catch it now if you haven't yet!
From a strong female character to a well-written plot and great acting, Wonder Woman has it all. Catch it now if you haven’t yet!
Wonder Woman is a superb movie to watch. To begin with, it has a strong female character in the central role – a rare thing indeed for any movie. Secondly, it has a concrete story. The kind where things happen and do so for solid reasons you can’t find fault with – in this case WW1. Third, it features some great action that will keep you glued to your screen. There is also some gentle humour that prevents the proceedings from becoming too heavy to watch. What’s not to like?
The movie tells the story of how Wonder Woman became who she is. She was originally Diana, the Princess of the Amazons whose duty it is to save humankind from being destroyed by Ares, the God of War. A WW1 plane crashes through the mist that hides the island where the Amazons live and she follows the pilot into the real world to play her part in the war.
The movie doesn’t treat the story as a completely good v/s evil caper that would have made it childish. Instead it chooses to deal with it in a more complex manner, allowing for the fact that men have both these qualities residing in them. This makes it far more interesting and engaging than a two-dimensional story.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman is outstanding. She has served in the Israeli army and trained extensively in swordsmanship, Kung Fu, kickboxing, capoeira and Brazilian jiu-jitsu for this role and it shows in her performance. She grows as the movie progresses from an idealistic Diana who believes that she can save the world to a young woman who deals with the fact that not everything in life is black and white. She grows in love too and experiences its pain. Gadot manages to convey all these emotions and do some crazy fighting impressively. Her character brings out the fact that a woman who is emotionally sensitive can also be a strong fighter willing to take on even those she loves in her fight for the right thing. She is ably supported by the rest of the cast.
Patty Jenkins is the first woman to direct a big budget superhero movie with a female protagonist and the fact that this movie is so good will definitely play a large role in the future in ensuring that we get more movies with strong women in central roles. Wonder Woman is a role model for sure for women of all ages. It should be a must watch especially for teenage girls who are are in a search for a strong self identity.
Diana will show them what they can be all they want to be once they discover their inner powers. Given the horrendous cases of atrocities against women happening in our country, Diana provides a strong role model. I totally enjoyed it and feel like I need to go fight some battles soon! A movie not to be missed.
First published here.
Smita considers herself an octopus with tentacles in different delicious jam jars. An alumnus of IIM-Bangalore, she is the Founder and CEO of a new technology-based business. She reviews movies for www.desimartini. read more...
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