It’s not only the guys who love action movies… move over for Wonder Woman – the superhero that’s a badass breath of fresh air!
Gal Gadot’s Amazonian warrior princess reinvigorates the superhero genre with a shockwave of fun
Gadot is magnificent. And I know, superhero movies are for everyone, yadda yadda. But as a woman, it’s impossible not to feel a sense of ownership over the first female-led superhero flick since the lamentable Catwoman in 2004. And it’s impossible not to feel a warm swell of relief that she is such a glorious badass, one who wears her femininity with the same pride and poise that she wears her armour-plated bra.
The masterstroke of this origins story, ably directed by Patty Jenkins, who previously made the Aileen Wuornos film, Monster, is that it accentuates and celebrates Diana’s feminine traits. Her secret weapon is not the bullet-repelling jewellery; not her swordplay; not her ability to fire shockwaves from her wrists. It’s not even her luxuriant, swooshing hair. It is her empathy. Although now I mention it, the hair is pretty impressive…. Read more