I’m not sure the internets really needs another review of Wonder Woman, but the movie was so absolutely amazing I had to find a way to express my utter obsession with it someway other than going and see it over and over and over again. I’ve seen it twice and I’m tempted to head out to another viewing this weekend, but I wont. Probably.
I’ve admitted repeatedly I’m not a comic book nerd, so I wont go into accuracy because I’ve no idea. But that’s kind of why it was amazing to me. I had little knowledge of Wonder Woman, so the fact that the entire movie was about her back story and how she grows up on the Amazon island of Thesmyscira with amazing women warriors and sets out on her own path of bravery and awesomeness was so fitting and epic. I fell in love. I’m in love with the movie and in love with Gal Gadot for her portrayal of a strong, kind, beautiful warrior.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman is truly inspiring.
Some times getting out of bed and taking the dog for a walk and putting on clothes and washing my face and making coffee and making myself sit down and work becomes hard and bothersome and difficult and hard to do. But it’s like Diana’s resolve to do the right thing in the face of hardship reaches through the screen and works it’s way into your body. Somehow that resolve is transferable. Maybe it’s her magical bracelets? Because now when the day seems really hard to face and I don’t feel like doing the things I should be doing, I just think, “What would Wonder Woman do?”
Well, she would do the shit. She just would. Because it is the thing to do. She would do it even if people told her not to. She would do it even if well meaning people gently tried to lead her away from the thing. She would do it even if it was hard because she just does the thing that needs to be done. If Wonder Woman can fight evil I can get out of bed in the morning.
Well, she does have god-like powers, so that helps. Maybe I need some god-like powers. . . No, I can still get out of bed without any powers.
I love so many things about the movie, and I don’t want to get into spoilers, but if you haven’t seen it you really should. And then go again. Take your daughters and let Princess Diana show them that women are strong and gentle, that they are fierce and giving, and that they can fight for what is right even with the odds against them. (Age of viewer is at your parental discretion of course. There are battle scenes and the movie is rated PG-13 for reasons.)
I’m really really grateful for this strong character, this well directed film, this amazing experience of learning and growing from watching a movie. I’m serious when I say it is inspiring. I’ve set out new and hard tasks for myself this summer. Old tasks that I just never got around to, I’ve just done them. New tasks I’ve wanted to start, I’ve started. I’ve more to do, more to learn, and there’s always more room for growing, and Wonder Woman gave me new life to try again at doing the hard things in life.
Thanks for transferring your indomitable spirit to us all Princess Diana.
Blooper reel below for your viewing pleasure. 😂😂😂