According to Patty Jenkins “James Cameron’s inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman”. In 2017 Patty Jenkins directed the movie Wonder Woman which was produced by Charles Roven, Deborah & Zack Snyder and Richard Suckle. The movie grossed over $821 million dollars worldwide which made it the tenth highest-grossing film in 2017. The DCEU push past it’s $3 billion-dollar mark making it the highest grossing film franchise of all time. The movie received three nominations in the Critic’s Choice Awards winning Best Action Movie. Wonder Woman is one of the most fascinating, inspiring and forceful feminine mythology that selflessly gives to those who cannot fight for themselves. She is the best female hero of all time.
Princess Diana only child on the island watched as women warriors trained hoping one day to be an Amazon warrior as her mother Queen Hippolyta (Robin Wright). Diana rescues Steve (Chris Pine) from drowning after his plane crashes into the ocean. He then tells the Amazon warriors about a war that is happening in the outside world. Diana then decides to leave the only home she has known convinced that only she can stop the war that Ares has started “the war that ends all wars”.
After Ares identity is revealed and Diana learns that he is a British leader whom she believed as a friend. He then goes on to tell her the sword she is shielding is not the “god killer” that she thought it to be. But that she is, in fact, herself the daughter of Zeus and she is the “god killer” that her mother Queen Hippolyta spoke about. When Diana breaks free out of the metal that Ares has her entrapped with she sees Steve plane explode in the air and realizes her strength and go from fearful to fearless. Once Diana has defeated Ares and he is dead the war ends. Diana is now mourning Steve’s death while still inspired to continue to defend the world.
Wonder Woman was overly sexualized for no purpose, for fear that the with no leading male character it would not be able to attract the audience it so richly deserved. Sexualized because of the costume designed for her to wear. The constant removing of her hairpin to let her hair down while she was in battle. While Wonder Woman is yet one of the best female superheroes, unfortunately, she is being portrayed as a sex symbol for the movie audience. No longer does she wear the battle armor from the war in the scene, but this has been replaced with a low cut top.
While the costume was purposely designed to attract the attention of the audience because they didn’t know if the movie would demand the audience it deserved. It was overly sexualizing for the role in which the movie was created. It wasn’t necessary for her to wear a low cut bralette it was to symbolize sex. When an everyday female wears the costume, they are subjected to the same sexualization and objectification as Wonder Woman. During the scene in which she was in no man’s land and she removed her clothes down to her costume to go to the other side where the Germans were waiting. This scene was selling sex, therefore, over-sexualizing the movie and very unwarranted.
Wonder Woman lets her hair down and then disrobe down to her costume and runs into battle leading the charge on the Germans. They have several scenes where her hair was perfectly lining the metal breastplates on the costume. The scene where the Amazonian women were training with each other for war and you don’t see a man anywhere in sight. In the scene where she busts through the window to save the veld when she lands her hair sit perfectly against her breastplate, not one loc out of places.
While trying to save a world that is filled with war and destruction Wonder Woman put herself in the line of fire without any regard for her own life. To save the life of others she doesn’t think twice. Even though she was taught that men were horrible people she still fought alongside them and sometimes in front of them running into the front lines of the war to save others.
Wonder Woman is the best female superhero of all time she gives of herself without regard to danger for her life. She is kind, pure and passionate about justice and helping those that cannot help themselves. Wonder Woman puts other before herself she is fearless and has superpowers. She is resilient, confident and brave, she is fit and able to use the necessary powers should she have to. She knows the gifts that she has and follows her heart to do what is right. Her sense of idealism, along with the belief that the actions of one person can make this world a better place is what a superhero stands for.
What makes Wonder Woman a great role model for little girls and boys is that she thinks of others before herself. She is always willing to do what needs to be done to save people. She is not selfish and only thinking of herself she is quite the opposite and gives tirelessly to the world. Her life teaches children to think of others first always do good and try to be a good citizen of the world. She is an inspiring role model for girls and boys alike brave, strong and has a punch that would knock anyone to their feet. She has all the qualities of a superhero and should be looked at as the ultimate female superhero of all time because she is the best by far. So yes, Wonder Woman is, in my opinion, is a superhero!