Wonder Woman has had a long journey to the big screen. She is arguably one of the biggest female heroes ever but it has taken over seventy-five years for a big screen adaptation to make it to the big screen. This is an event no matter how you look at it and while we have some people have been trying to ruin the fun a lot of people are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to see this movie. It’s going to mean a lot to many different people and everyone involved seems to understand that. At the premiere star Gal Gadot talked to Vanity Fair about everything not only girls can do but boys too.
“I hope Wonder Woman will show girls and boys all the many possibilities of what women can be and what women can do,” Gadot said. “Women are strong, smart, and loving, and can be in powerful positions the same way as men. It’s so important to have strong female figures, and I hope Wonder Woman will show people that women are equal to men.”
Gadot isn’t the only one looking forward to the world seeing this movie. Director Patty Jenkins, best known before this for directing the movie Monster, is eager to have new point of view in superhero movies.
“The world needs all different kinds of superheroes, especially one like Wonder Woman. She teaches love and the belief in a better mankind,” said Jenkins. “That’s the interesting thing. Her versus the other superheroes, she chose to fight for peace. She chose to spend her life to help others, and that’s empowering. She’s the one who took control of her life. She comes into this world and realizes that it’s hard and complicated and difficult, but worth it because she knows it’s her mission. We are seeing this for the first time on the big screen in that way.”
It’s not just the ladies who understand how important this is. Star Chris Pine is also on board and even had plenty to say about why this kind of character is important in the modern age.
“We’ve seen stories told through the male prism a lot. Men are not all that smart. We tend to want to kill each other all the time, so it’s nice to finally have a fresh, female perspective with important themes,” Pine said. “To have a female superhero story that is about love and compassion and nurturing of life than the opposite is very important. At the heart of the movie, it’s about people falling in love and being passionate and being heroic. It’s a great lesson for everyone to learn instead of other movies where shit is blowing up all the time.”
Well said Mr. Pine. Well said.
Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen. It will be released on June 2nd and I’ll stop asking for it not to suck when I see it.