There aren’t nearly enough female superheroes in the world, and so when Wonder Woman hit theatres, it was definitely on my to-watch list. Wonder Woman is about the origin story of Diana Prince, and how she became the greatest female superhero of our time.
Diana is the daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. She was conceived in order to save the world from the God of War, Ares, who is intent on destroying everything humans stand for.
When Steve Trevor crashes into the island the Amazons call home, and tells the horrible tales of World War I, Diana knows what she must do. She must stand and fight, protecting those who cannot protect themselves.
By this simple act, Diana Prince is the hero we all need. She is willing to go against her people and fight for those who can’t. She is so kind, so fierce and giving, that she can’t look away when it is all falling a part.
The most iconic scene in the film is when Diana crosses No Man’s Land. Typically, in trench warfare, this is the area no side can cross without being killed. When a crying woman tells Diana about the people being held in a little town on the other side, she stands and crosses without hesitation. All whilst the men she is fighting with argue that helping this particular group of people aren’t why they are there.
Diana is the superhero everyone should take example from. She is intelligent, caring and a force to be reckoned with. She isn’t just ‘strong for a girl’; this lady could take out an entire army on her own. She is a strong representation of what humankind should be like.
The film is a largely feminist film. The entire time on Themysteria is just women kicking ass and defending each other. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gal Gadot, who plays the heroine, said, “It was important to me that my character would never come and preach about how men should treat women. Or how women should perceive themselves. It was more about playing oblivious to society’s rules. ‘What do you mean women can’t go into the Parliament? Why?”
Patty Jenkins, who directed the film, did an excellent job in reviving many’s love for DC, after the last few films to come out of the franchise had been a flop.