"I think the Hollywood aspect-we see this time and time again-it's cool to hate America these days", Gunzelman added, citing celebrities like Lena Dunham and Kathy Griffin. Her gender is never the story's primary thrust, something that Jenkins worked hard on, saying, "Wonder Woman's story was so much bigger than her gender".
While Wonder Woman was optimistic and hopeful, the film wasn't without its death scenes.
The fourth film in the DC Extended Universe is now open in 55 markets, having already earned $18.7 million from 37 markets through Thursday. "I mean, she's just part of the family; Gram and Wonder Woman are the same person", Marston tells us in the video below, filmed at the Wonder Woman Family Museum, which she proudly curates.
I must confess, after the insanity of creating a "safe space" for women to watch this movie without any men in the audience, I walked into the movie theater with some trepidation, expecting it to be Ms. Magazine with flashy CGI and a soundtrack. The action scenes and music were awesome, energizing and intense and the movie kept it moving. Now that the history is out of the way, let's see a catfight with the Cheetah next time, or how about Wonder Woman for president? This is in no way a heavy handed propaganda movie. Fortunately, Steve Trevor (portrayed by Chris Pine) provides a male counterpart whose exploits could be compared (literally) to that of the gods. Robin Wright and Connie Nealson also make an appearance as Diana's Aunt and mother.
Wonder Woman is now in theaters. Her fantastic theme song will give you goose pimples when it plays in the background, as she kicks lots of booty; and the way Wonder Woman, fearlessly, defends anyone who needs her help is truly inspiring.
But the surge of swooning reviews, positive social media messaging, and word of mouth all contributed to Wonder Woman's big June 2 premiere. An inferior version popped up a few months back, but it really wasn't anything special, possibly because there wasn't enough footage available yet, but now we get the real deal, and it's really good. Jenkins herself spoke about being careful with her choice of projects because of the way the industry views female first-time blockbuster directors: "If I take this knowing it's going to be trouble and then it looks like it was me, that's going to be a problem".