She’s the queen of DC and one of the biggest superheroes in the comic world, but I was never that into Wonder Woman as a kid.
I loved superheroes like the X-Men and Spider-Man, cartoons and anime ranging from Biker Mice from Mars to Dragon Ball Z and TV shows like Power Rangers, but somehow Wonder Woman never really made it onto my list.
So when it was announced DC were making an origins film for her, I wasn’t too fussed. Despite each new picture, teaser and trailer released I still failed to get excited about it. After all, following a trio of not-so-great superhero films from DC, expectations were pretty low.
Then I watched the film and everything changed.
Gal Gadot is the perfect Wonder Woman. I don’t think I’ve even been so genuinely surprised by a performance. I hadn’t really been sure if she should get the role but I am so so happy to say I was wrong.
She gave us a Wonder Woman who was strong, sweet, passionate and lovable. In one scene where Diana is seeing snow for the first time, Gal’s smile literally made me break into a grin at the sight of her joy.
My brother then turned to me and said, “She is a great casting choice for wonder woman”, proving that he had just experienced the same feeling.
Gal was working with a great script that isn’t too dark (like most other DC flicks) and one that was happy to crack a few jokes about the double standards in our society.
We all already knew having Patty Jenkins as the director was the best move and she did not disappoint. The film had heart, kick-ass fight scenes, all the best slo-mo’s, plenty of laughs and a believable romance.
The film shows a woman who questions the stupid things she sees in the world of man, a warrior who only ever reacts with love and genuine care for others, a hero who inspires others to be a hero in the small way that they can.
I also think there is nothing wrong with admitting one of the reasons this film worked so well is because of Chris Pine. His chemistry with Gal is electric and the comical moments in their relationship felt so genuine that I started to fall in love with them falling in love.
I left that cinema feeling inspired, empowered and remembering it’s good to fight for what is right, to protect and love our fellow man and to be a bad-ass chick who sticks up for what she believes in.
I can only thank everyone involved in the making of this film for the fact a whole generation of young girls (and my Peter pan self) are going to grow up with this Wonder Woman as one of their inspirations because she is the a gal worth looking up to.
I WROTE UP LIKE THIS