It’s Thanksgiving here in the USA, and this year, I’m thankful for Wonder Woman.
I know, I know. The movie has been out for a while now. You’re aware of how awesome it is. Everyone’s been talking about it, and you’ve seen it multiple times. You get it; it’s good.
But it could have been so awful, you guys.
Just look at the leaked Joss Whedon script or that terrible unaired TV pilot for examples of the horribleness that could have been. She could have been objectified, damseled, or relegated to a love interest in her own movie. Or we could have gotten the opposite extreme: a hyper-aggressive straw feminist and “strong female character” in the most shallow sense of the term.
Before the movie came out, my hopes were simple: I just didn’t want it to suck. Continue reading