Strong women characters are showing up everywhere, on the stage, on the screen, and on the streets. With them they promote freedom, justice, and hope for the future. Therefore, I went, with friends, to see this newest offering of DC Comics iconic Wonder Woman. This superhero movie was enjoyable from beginning to end. Little girls all over the planet have a new role model of courage and strength to epitomize.
Stay tuned for more Wonder Woman facts next week!
The arts can be counted on to keep the human spirit alive and hopeful. Throughout history, it has been through art that healing can be found. Some of our most revered political and military leaders also found their solace with painting, music, poetry. It’s good for the soul!
How do you keep your spirit healthy? Watching Wonder Woman was good for mine.
by Kelli Hill
Wonder Woman has broken records in its opening weekend, bringing in over $100 million at the domestic box office. The most famous female superhero, who made her comic book debut in 1941, has been waiting for her close up in a feature film for over 75 years.
Wonder Woman was created for DC Comics in 1941 by Dr. William Marston. The female superhero was developed as a response to critics of comic books who said the characters were too violent. Marston based the Wonder Woman on the emerging feminist ideals of the time, showing the strength and power of women while also keeping their allure and beauty in mind.
Gal Gadot, the 32-year-old Israeli actress who stars as the iconic role, commented,
“Wonder Woman is the most powerful warrior ever, and power and strength are qualities that usually go hand in hand with men, and not with women. “And we realized that for us it’s so important to keep all of the feminine qualities … like love, and compassion, and warmth, and kindness. And I think that once you have all of these beautiful qualities and you combine it with the strength and the power, you get a beautiful, inspiring character.”