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Question #90073 posted on 07/16/2017 5:56 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Have any of you seen Wonder Woman yet? And if so, WAS IT NOT THE BEST SUPERHERO MOVIE YOU HAVE SEEN IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE?

-DC made a good movie again someone hold me


Dear DC,

YES IT WAS DEFINITELY THE BEST SUPERHERO MOVIE I HAVE SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE! I'm not even joking here, I loved it so much. I actually just saw it two days before you asked your question, so it was perfect timing for you to ask this! Thank you, forces ruling the Board, for letting me rant about Wonder Woman at the exact times I want to (last time I answered a question about Wonder Woman I had just told Q, "Man, I love Wonder Woman. I'm so excited for the movie. I wish I could tell everyone why she's so great."). 

I went to go see Wonder Woman at 10:30 PM, and usually when that happens, I inevitably fall asleep before the movie is over. It doesn't matter how much I like the movie, or how invested I am in the plot, I'm just going to fall asleep if you put me in a dark movie theater late at night. At least, that's what I always thought up until seeing Wonder Woman. I was literally on the edge of my seat for a good portion of the movie, and I didn't even feel tired the whole time I was watching. If you knew what I'm like during movies, you would realize what a compliment that is to Wonder Woman. I liked the plot, I liked the humor and jokes throughout, I liked the characterization and character development. I loved how genuinely good WW is, especially in the recent context of all superheroes being gritty and dark. But most of all, I loved seeing a woman take the silver screen by storm in a role that is so typically left to men. In Frere's words from below, it gave me the emotional resonance I've been longing for. Women are strong and brave and resilient and compassionate and capable, and Wonder Woman really encapsulates those characteristics in a way we usually don't see from Hollywood, but in a way that is so crucial.

One thing that I wrote in my last answer about Wonder Woman is that she perpetuates stereotypes about women needing to look a certain way to be heroes. I want to somewhat change that stance. While I still stand by my point that Hollywood should be more inclusive in their casting, because representation is so important, I also want to say that Gal Gadot was perfect as WW, and I'm glad they cast her. Sure, maybe it's an unrealistic expectation of beauty, but if you look at WW's back story, and who she is, it makes sense that she would be crazy beautiful. The one thing I took issue with was, who the heck has hair that looks that good while fighting in battle?! Also, after actually watching the movie and not just seeing trailers, I was really happy to see how little they emphasize her sex appeal, and instead how much they emphasize her courage and skill. It was a really refreshing portrayal of women, and very different from what I was expecting it to be.

Okay, in close, yes Wonder Woman is great and yes I love her with all of my heart.



Dear Man of Steel,

I did see it, and I thought it was pretty good. I'd read a lot about the "No Man's Land" scene before actually seeing the movie, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it still resonated with me/I thought it was pretty cool. Gal Gadot did a great job as WW, in my opinion, and I really liked the look of the movie's ultimate villain (before they got the super armor later on in the battle. You know what I mean); it seemed like something interesting and new. It was plenty funny to boot, and Wonder Woman's theme is a pretty catchy tune that gets stuck in my head fairly often.

...But, to be honest, I didn't really give the movie a second thought after I saw it. On the other hand, I saw Spider-Man: Homecoming last weekend, and I have been thinking about that movie constantly. This isn't the place to embark on a Spider-Man rant, but suffice it to say, I have a lot of opinions.

In mentioning this, I'm not trying to imply that Wonder Woman is an inferior superhero or that hers was the inferior movie of the two. I've seen so many powerful reactions from people seeing Wonder Woman, and I definitely don't want to discount those. Just, for me, personally, Spider-Man struck more of a chord with me than WW, and that just comes down to a matter of taste.

Basically: even though WW didn't feel like my movie, per se, I'm glad it's out there, since it's giving tons of people the emotional resonance they've been desperately lacking.

-Frère Rubik


Dear you,

I got teary-eyed literally every time Diana or any of the Amazons were fighting or training. I also loved it so much that I paid way too much for this: