An Ode to Wonder Woman
The Dawn of Wonder
Appearing in her first All Star Comics issue #8, in October 1941, this Amazonian woman was a character of many facets as well as controversy. Few may know her as Princess Diana from Themyscira but for us mortals, she be better known as Wonder Woman. Over the years, Wonder Woman has transformed herself many times. But with DC’s Wonder Woman movie coming out this Friday, her new appearance are of simple tastes with nostalgic values. This film is by far the most anticipated movie ever to come out of DC’s Entertainment. (Not even Batman vs. Superman comes close. There, I said it!) It’s history in the making as Wonder Woman will hold the hopes and dreams of being one of DC Entertainment best film of all time.
Here are my top reasons why this film will elevate Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment out of its slump and into the most favorable comic book film maker company the fans deserve.
- Wonder Woman has been the most iconic figure for the past two centuries. Yet, despite the world knowing all about her, there hasn’t been a movie made of her until now. With the help of comic books, the Justice League television show and a little known actress, back in the 70’s, named Lynda Carter, Wonder Woman has endure the vanishing of time. Its generated countless artist’s sketch and portrait renditions over the years. Not to mention the many cosplay versions honoring the lady. It’s the appreciation that has made Wonder Woman into a household name.
- 2017’s Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, is relativity new to the big screen. As a professional female model, Gadot beat out hundreds of women with more acting and box office draw than her. Gal, though stunning in her own right, is the right look and build for a more sensible looking Amazonian warrior to portray. With her long hair locks and slim toned physique, this Israeli beauty is about as real as it gets. For Gal, this is the role of a lifetime.
- For those die-hard comic book fans, they’re absolutely enthralled to watch Wonder Woman character come to life on the big screen. But more importantly than that is to watch the film be accurate and true to the character’s story-line. Nothing is more worse than to watch a DC superhero film not portray the superhero’s character the same as in the comic books. Fans agree when producers and directors vision a superhero character that leaves a bad taste for moviegoers. (Like R. Reynolds Green Lantern film)
- Though Wonder Woman is just a fictional character, many women and even men agree Wonder Woman is a good role model. Truly, Princess Diana is an Amazonian warrior but her facets make her as simple as she is beautiful. Strong and independent, Wonder Woman would rather work for peace than fight in battle. She is well educated in the Arts and firmly believes all women can stand on their own among a male dominated society, The bond of sisterhood is an unconditional love of fellow friendship among one another.
So the next time you feel inadequate about yourself, remember there’s a little Wonder Woman in all of us. Though we do not go into battle with enchanted wrist plates, sword, shield and a lasso of truth, we all have the love for peace and unity. Stand firm with fellow sisters as the world will always need a princess of wonder to fight and defend our battle for peace. The film Wonder Woman opens June 2nd in theaters near you.