I thought it would be fun to start a summer series called “Out and About with Minifigures”. The goal is to get myself out and doing stuff this summer. I will bring Minifigures on these excursions, and photograph them doing things. My first installment is a trip to see my first summer blockbuster, Wonder Woman. I know, it is not terribly exciting and adventurous of me to go to the movies. But, I am still working, and even though I can see my summer vacation on the horizon, I am still only beginning the busiest time of the year. A movie is basically all I had time for this weekend.
I have really been looking forward to seeing Wonder Woman for some time now. The previews were amazing. I was a little worried that the movie itself would not live up to the hype, but in the end it did not let me down. Wonder Woman was by far the best DC Comics film of this new cinematic universe that they are creating. It still has some minor issues that I feel could be ironed out for future installments, but overall the film was great. Just like in Batman V Superman, Gal Gadot was phenomenal as Wonder Woman. The story was also really good, and stayed true to the source material.
My main point of contention with the film is that, once again, the film makers have tried to jam too much into one movie. It was no where near as bad in that respect as Batman V Superman, or even Man of Steel, but it still felt like they sacrificed flow for additional content. There were also some plot holes (like what exactly happened to that giant German ship that found Themyscira). Additionally, I am not sure how I feel about the choice of actor for Ares… but I can’t really go into that without giving stuff away. I might change my mind on the last point if I see the movie again though… who knows. Overall, I really enjoyed the film, and it was a huge improvement for DC Comics on film.
Wonder Woman herself has always been one of my favorite characters. I can’t say that I have read any of her early adventures, or regularly read any of her more recent ones. But, occasionally, I do pick up a Wonder Woman graphic novel, and I have enjoyed the ones I have read. Wonder Woman does have a pretty long history though. She first took to the pages of comic books in 1941. Despite what naysayers would have you believe today, inspiration for her character was drawn from many early feminists. While being a man, William Moulton Marston created Wonder Woman to represent feminist ideals and the “liberated woman”. She has seen many iterations since then, but in my opinion, she still represents a strong female character in comic books, and I don’t think twice about the message she sends when I give my nieces the latest Wonder Woman dolls to play with.
Did you see the movie? I would love to know what you thought in the comment below.
Until next time,