Wonder Woman

Dion: Are you excited? 

Lauren: (squealing) 

Let’s talk about Little Diana (played by Lilly Aspell). The film opens with this bright-eyed little girl watching female warriors train…hard. She mimics their moves, she admires them. She wants to be them. Her mind became focused that was her place in the world was to be a fighter. No one or nothing could stop her. Not even her mother.  

 

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Her mother said, “No” to protect her little girl from the ugliness of the world man created. Little Diana said “Yes, Hold my sippy cup and watch me.”

 

 

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Her Aunt Antiope (played by Robin Wright) secretly trains Diana into the type of fighter that she aspires to be, and teaching her to never let her guard down.  Give a round of applause to the Aunties.  

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We saw ourselves in Little Diana. We are the little girls whose mothers know they give birth to fireballs and very clear about what they wanted in life. Hippolyta (played by Connie Nielsen) couldn’t stop her, and she knew it. Clevelette and Debra knew it too. Thanks, Moms! 

Little Diana trained and trained hard. With empathetic eyes, she became the best and bravest fighter to save the world from Ares. 

Where this film could’ve gone left was when Steve’s plane crashed on the shores on the beautiful paradise that Zeus created. Instead, what we witnessed in the course of this film is how important it is to have a partner that embraces you being you. A partner that complements you. A partner that will let you be clear in your thoughts, fight the battles, embrace compassion, always find wonder, and most importantly “Hold my beer” while you handle business. 

 

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Parents, let your little girls be a fireball. I know at times you will feel the world doesn’t deserve them. Aunts and Uncles, train them to not lose focus. As Antiope told Diana, “battle isn’t fair”. You have to help them keep pushing. 

Partners and Friends, hold their beer, let them have the ice cream and be amazed, and

let them believe they are crazy enough to save the world. 

 

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These little girls will make your life so rich and beautiful! They turn into Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot). 

Little Diana, Thank you for saying “Yes”. 

To all the Little Diana’s (big and small), keep Wonder inside of you. Mankind doesn’t deserve us, but they need us. One battle at a time.  

 

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PS: To the people suing over Women-only screenings, STOP!!! You are boring us.

From the Desk of Dr. Metzger: 

I would have never seen this movie without Lauren. I’m not the comic book kind of girl. I have never seen any of the Spidermans, X-men, Captain America, Avengers, etc and dare I say it…I don’t know the difference between Marvel and D.C. Comics. The last superhero movie I saw was The Dark Knight which was nearly a decade ago and the only reason I watched was to see Heath Ledger’s critically acclaimed final performance. So with that said, I walked into the theater with a Wonder Woman tiara, 3-D glasses and absolutely no backstory on the characters I was about to see.
I was pretty impressed. It started off with Robin Wright in the role of Diana’s aunt. I had just started watching Season 5 of House of Cards the night before so by now I’m fully convinced, this actress is made of steel. Is there a role that she can’t play? She’s come a far way from “Jenny” in Forrest Gump. Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman was perfect casting; she made me want to do a jump kick out of the theater. I was initially a little scared of the nearly 2.5 hour running time, especially not being a Wonder woman fan, but it kept me entertained. So to my fellow non-superhero loving viewers, this film was worth the price of the ticket for the excitement and just simply the bad-assery it projects.
Hint, if you ever want me to see a film that I would never see, make mention that there is a costume involved…it ups the ante a whole lot.
Metzger: movie-tickets-300x211
Morton: movie-tickets-300x211  (Can I give an extra ticket because I’ve been a fan since I was 4?)
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Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
2hr, 21 Mins

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