Thursday, June 22, 2017

Movie Review: Wonder Woman

Release date: June 2nd, 2017

Rating: PG-13

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Hey cupcakes! My boyfriend recently wanted to go see Wonder Woman in theaters, so I thought I would be a nice girlfriend and go with him (okay maybe I was kinda forced to go haha). I had heard about how it was doing really well rating wise, and I was all for a superhero movie with a female lead (plus a female director too!). As I probably have mentioned in other movie reviews, I am not a big fan of superhero movies.... But, this one wasn't as bad as some of the other ones I have seen.

There wasn't a whole lot of action/suspense/blood (which I am not into), so I thought it was decent. The costumes were so incredibly gorgeous even though Wonder Woman would probably fare better with more protective armor... 

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There were a lot of great actors in this film including good old Buttercup, Prince Charming, and Professor Lupin (aka Robin Wright, Chris Pine, and David Thewlis). The backstory for how Wonder Woman came to be was a little complex and far fetched (like aren't gods supposed to be immortal, so how does Ares kill them all?), and at parts it did get a bit boring. As for superhero movies, this one was pretty decent all said and done, BUT the ending made me incredibly angry...

****WARNING: Spoilers Ahead!****

Because the lead is a female superhero, I was so excited to see a woman win out in the end just totally kicking butt. The Amazon women in the film were so badass, and I was getting so hopeful that this movie would be female empowering to showcase girl power to the extreme... But then the battle between Wonder Woman and Ares took place at the end. Diana is literally losing the fight when Chris Pine aka the love of her life makes the ultimate sacrifice to stop a plane... Wonder Woman sees the explosion in the sky and gets super upset and THEN (only then) is she able to defeat Ares.

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Um, excuse me?!?!
Must a man ALWAYS need to help a woman succeed? Why couldn't Wonder Woman win the battle on her own accord by finding her own strengths? What happened to the female empowerment?! The Amazon women are literally the coolest women characters ever, and she couldn't fight her battle alone?

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I wish they wouldn't have made the ending this way because it left me angry and hurt that this superhero movie (one that ACTUALLY IS ABOUT A WOMAN SUPERHERO) just taught young girls that a man is still the only method to her success. Maybe I read into the ending too much, but I hope that Hollywood is able to eventually make a superhero movie with a female lead that can fight and win her own battles using just her girl power.

What did you think about the new Wonder Woman movie? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake! :D

Love (the only slightly bitter),
Jenna <3

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