Published: Mon, June 12, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Lena Vasquez

"Wonder Woman" tackles human condition and Hollywood standards


Israeli actress and "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot.

Always referring to herself as Diana, Princess of Themyscira, Wonder Woman is a beacon of righteousness, decency and justice.

Liz Franklin, a Methuen native who has since relocated to OH and was back in town visiting family, said Wonder Woman is the first superhero movie she's allowed her 11-year-old daughter Elena to watch, "because it's Wonder Woman". With that result, "Wonder Woman" will see its ten-day domestic cume pushed north of $200 million and its worldwide cume pushed north of $400 million.

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"There is something about being a woman where you understand the nuances of femininity and female relationships that I think Patty brought to the table", says Finch, nevertheless pointing out that male directors like Joss Whedon of "The Avengers" can get it right too. "That's why I let her see it".

"Apparently, at the Berg Palestine Theater in Ramallah they are afraid the audience will enjoy the excellent movie 'Wonder Woman, ' and can not separate politics from an American film", Maj. In fact, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns came together to honor Donner and even discuss how Superman remains the godfather of all superhero films.

"There are so many things we asked her to do: Now do it on one foot".

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In its second weekend out, Wonder Woman has clearly squashed any arguments its naysayers may make about its success. She said the pressure placed on Jenkins and Gadot is "giving the stereotype of, 'Oh, yeah, this one woman has to represent all women, ' and that's not how that works". A chance encounter with British spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) helps her find her destiny; she visits London during the First World War to help the Good Guys (Allied Forces) against the Bad Guys (read the Germans).

Jill Lepore, a Harvard University scholar who authored "The Secret History of Wonder Woman", wrote in The New Yorker that "the film renders invisible - erases - the fights women waged a century ago for representation, contraception, and equality".

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After Lebanon chose to ban the new superhero film Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, a cinema in Ramallah has now chosen not to screen the film, which has become a global hit.

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