This is a stunning movie that I believe will get better with successive viewings, much like Reeves’ last film in the series Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And the reason for this is character. Like Charlton Heston’s irrepressible Taylor in the original, Caesar’s virtues and faults drive the story forward.
Wonder Woman (2017) is everything the early reviews said it was and nothing like I expected. In my last article on this film I highlighted
By creating a version of Diana Prince that embodies the traits traditionally set aside for Superman, the filmmakers are serving women far better than the feminists do. It makes her a steward of humankind, embracing both her femininity and her heritage as a daughter of Zeus without hesitation.
George Lucas made this film for all of the kids growing up then that needed to hear exactly that. They needed not just a source of inspiration but also a way to take the childhood they were being robbed of, the imagination lost, and nurture it into adulthood.
As we approach the end of this election something has ramped up far more than just the political rhetoric… the assault on free speech itself.