On Tuesday evening I took my son’s and mother to see Wonder Woman. I had high expectations for this movie and it did not disappoint.
We went to the 7:30pm showing, this was only my toddlers second time in a theater, so I was a bit nervous, but he did great! And, my older son was so enthralled he didn’t move the entire time.
The island of Themyscira was gorgeous. I’ve spent some time reading comics and I’d seen the introduction of Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman, but I didn’t know much about her origin story.
The movie kept me hooked the entire time wondering what her next move would be and what in the world was her mother keeping from Diana?!
As I watched each scene unfold from the beginning-watching these strong, skilled warrior women- to the women seen in London, expected to hush and cover up I was proud and saddened. Women have had to fight for centuries for the strength to prove themselves. Even to have this movie made with a woman director was a fight and this movie seemed to honor each and every woman.
Now, I am so glad I took my children to this movie as well! I believe it is important for my boys to see women as strong role models; not only men. That being said the ending was a little scary for my toddler, but once Wonder Woman defeated Ares, all was well. He was no longer afraid. There was also a lot of adult humor in this movie that kept my mom and I laughing the entire time. When anyone laughs my toddler joins in, so it only added to the humor.
My older son loved every bit of Wonder Woman he said his favorite part “was when Wonder Woman made holes in the wall and climbed to the top.” My moms favorite part was “the bullets bouncing off of her and the shield jump.” And, my favorite scene was when Diana was told she couldn’t enter “no man’s land” and did anyway and saved the entire town.
The only moments that I didn’t absolutely love in this movie were some of the action scenes. It seemed that were sped up, but I couldn’t tell if it was purposeful or the editing was off. Either way, those are minor details and doesn’t change my love for this movie.
Most importantly, in this movie is the message of love. Chris Pine plays his part adoringly and I can see why she would fall for him. He’s honest in every way and since he’s “above average” I’m sure they had a wonderful night.
The supporting cast does amazing as well. Each of them shines a light on the troubles of war. Each in their own way. The Native American reminding us no one is without sin toward others. The sniper reminds us the internal damages of war and the actor, that life does not always go as planned.
Reminding us to love despite the evil in this world seems to the the true message of Wonder Woman and I hope it is a message we will all continue to carry in our hearts.