Blue checkmarks are targeting Gadot for everything from being Israeli to being ‘too pretty.’ But Gadot has more in common with Cleopatra than your average Hollywood starlet.
Superhero movies, more than any other creation or institution of the last two decades, have created a common culture.
There were very few upsets of early predictions. The ‘Shape of Water’ with its curious tale of a woman who loves a fish-man won Best Picture.
Too often, Hollywood gives us attractive villains and bad-boy heroes. Our narratives are morally muddy. Thankfully, ‘Wonder Woman’ avoids this pitfall.
The new ‘Wonder Woman’ film transcends our political moment and offers something—or rather, someone—both inspiring and thoughtful.
I’m not against female-led superhero films. I’m against the implication that I owe ‘Wonder Woman’ a certain quota of praise merely because she is a she.
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