Welcome back readers,
Today I read the following article about one of the more successful movies of this year, “Wonder Woman.” I personally watched this movie on its opening weekend and it was amazing. A simple, yet well-written storyline. Great use of visual effects. And of course, Gal Gadot absolutely owned the starring role. This movie has generated a lot of publicity for its many accomplishments, including becoming the most successful live-action movie of any genre to be directed by a woman (Patty Jenkins).
Witnessing the success of this film, in an era where so much negativity STILL happens to women, is great. A movie which is basically led by the female gender. And you know what?
IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME.
Why did it take this long? Well, I think we all know the answer and it’s safe to say that issue has to do with my gender. The filmmaking industry is one which is dominated by men and as long as it stays that way, women will have a hard time making more highly successful movies. Having “Wonder Woman” do so well can help to break that trend. It can help empower more women to keep trying to break through in every industry.
This movie can also provide a powerful message to our kids. I want it to be the first superhero movie my kids watch. Just so they know that little girls can grow up to be anything they want. And little boys can have a superhero who doesn’t have to be a man.
-Did you find this movie, and its continued success, as impactful to not only you, but society as well? Comment below.