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... the new Wonder Woman movie leaps off the comic page and onto the big screen!

Date: 2017-07-11 01:23 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I very much agree on Wonder Woman. Our entire family went to see it, and we liked it very much. It was far from a perfect movie, but it was a near-perfect superhero story.

One thing I really liked was that both Steve and Diana were correct about their chosen mission. Another was the way that the team shared their weaknesses and injuries, and that way both taught Diana about humanity and found some form of healing. A third was the movie showed three forms of heroism, and in different characters.

(Diana is the hero as leader. Steve is the hero as the self-sacrifice. And Charlie is the third one, the hero who resists and continues.)

I do have a long list of things that could have been handled better though, starting with the way it totally wrecked Greek mythology (Marvel's view of the Aesir as aliens was far more true to the original myths), the way it presented its few black characters, and that some of the fight scenes played out like computer fighting games. The background of the No Man's Land scene also starts to fall apart once you start to examine it, which is a pity, because that scene is probably the most emotionally powerful one in the entire movie.

I know it has been compared with Captain America: The First Avenger, but to me, Wonder Woman was flat out better in just about every dimension.

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