I’m by no means an expert when it comes to comic books, comic book characters and superheroes. But I like what I like. And one thing I know for sure, is that Gal Gadot’s turn as “Wonder Woman” is the real deal.
She’s intelligent. She’s strong. She’s determined. And she’s fiercely loyal. Every quality young girls and even adults can aspire to. And before we knew her as Wonder Woman, Diana - princess of the Amazons - was a young warrior wanting to see more of the world. What’s not to love?
There’s been so much written and said about this movie, either good or bad but I implore you to watch this film as the inspiring action adventure that it is.
Having grown up sheltered, she takes the chance to leave the only home she’s ever known to enter a world she knows nothing about with one goal in mind: to help save it. Along the way she’s told over and over again that she can’t do it or that it’s too dangerous. But undeterred, she continues her mission. And through that determination, she discovers her true power.
Diana is not only fiercely loyal, but a team player. All throughout the movie she tries to help any and every one she meets, only to be told that it wasn’t possible. It was a stark realization to her, having grown up with the notion that everyone fights for everyone. And that no-one is too good or too important to lend a hand in saving the world. A notion she relays to the British military officers, who weren’t so receptive to her outburst.
Not only does Diana fight for what’s right against a true source of destruction, but while watching you’ll find yourself fighting right along side her. Gal Gadot brings Diana to life in the most honest and special way and I can’t imagine anyone else playing this part right now.
It doesn’t matter that she’s a woman — Wonder Woman is the superhero we all need.
I’ll be back in about a week or two to see this movie in 3D, because the fighting scenes were THAT good. So if you get the chance, spend the extra dollars for that upgrade. But don’t worry, you won’t miss out on anything if you don’t go see it in 3D. It’s still as dynamic as any action movie you’ve seen, if not better.
So do yourself and your kids a favor, go see this movie. You will be talking about it for quite a while.