Full disclosure: during the No Man’s Land sequence in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, I nearly broke down in tears.

This is how I wanted to feel watching Superman on the big screen. For the love of all that’s holy, please just let Jenkins direct all of the DC movies from now on.

8 thoughts on “Full disclosure: during the No Man’s Land sequence in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, I nearly broke down in tears.

  1. Pretty sure I shed a few tears at the end. And I cried the day after when I was talking with my partner about how powerful a movie it was. Heck, I’m misting up right now, and I’m not even sure why! It seems to have hit an emotional chord, and I really love seeing how many women are feeling empowered instead of objectified by a superhero movie.

  2. right now, and I’m not even sure why! It seems to have hit an emotional chord, and I really love seeing how many women are feeling empowered instead of objectified by a superhero movie.]]>

  3. Odd… I let my wife lead the conversation about it as we came out of the cinema this afternoon, and her opinion was “meh… not bad, but it was no Guardians of the Galaxy 2.” Yes, it was a good film, but if a male were substituted into the heroine’s role it would have been par for the course with every other male-centric Marvel movie…yes, it was probably my favourite movie in the DC cinematic universe so far (with good pacing and coherent story), but she still believes Suicide Squad was more fun and had better characterisation in it. Yes, it was the movie that women have needed as a representation in the superhero/comic-book genre, but we probably went in with a whole lot of over-hype in our ears and felt that it fell a bit flat in a lot of regards.

  4. As a female superhero on the internet, I side with Michael Wenman​’s wife.

    As for Marvel movies being male-centric, they’ve done a lot in making women equals to men in many different ways. The star being male or female, transgender or whatever, shouldn’t become a political or societal contrivance to judge a movie. To do so is the polar opposite of gender equality, and more a marketing sales pitch.

    Now, if you don’t mind, citizens of the internets, I have trolls to take care of.
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  5. This was a really good movie, but I didn’t love it (though I did Suicide Squad). I liked it more than MoS or BvS, but I also thought it shared a lot of those movies’ flaws. But I was very happy that people liked it.