Grounding its story in, quite literally, the trenches of World War I, "Wonder Woman" is seeped with something I haven't seen in superhero films in a long time: actual stakes. However, there are numerous scenes throughout the first and second acts that relied on VFX too.
Warning: There are spoilers for "Wonder Woman" ahead.
Wonder Woman, during the No Man's land scene. But who knew the photo would play such a vital role in Wonder Woman, used as a framing device to set up the entire film when the snap arrives on Diana's desk in the opening moments?
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Joining Gal Gadot in the global cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui.
I work at a kindergarten and this is a collection of cute Wonder Woman related things that happened within a week of the movie being released. She fills the red-and-gold Wonder Woman boots perfectly, and she did so while pregnant (as far as five months along in a handful of battle scenes).
Diana enters into a no man's land, despite knowing nothing about male authority, she flaunts exuberance and confidence.
The note ended with a powerful message: If a film like Wonder Woman can change the way so many little people think in just a week, we can only imagine the good that more movies like this can do. As a mother of three kids, two of whom are boys, it especially warms my heart to see little boys everywhere taking up interest and being inspired by a female hero.
There's also one young girl who won't listen unless she's addressed as Wonder Woman and another who eschewed her school uniform for Wonder Woman's armor because she wanted "to be ready if she needed to save the world". She is determined to find and destroy Ares, thereby saving many lives in the world.
Patty Jenkins, the director has made sure that the film portrays women empowerment and feminism as the film's organic truth.
To that, we should all be saying "right on!" The empowerment offered to an entirely new generation by Wonder Woman is incalculable. According to The Hollywood Reporter, negotiations with Jenkins will begin soon, and, if you're a fan of female power, luxuriate in the fact that "the filmmaker and her reps at CAA, Anonymous Content and Jackoway Tyerman will enjoy enormous leverage".