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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Oh, the Wonder of it...

     It's not often that a movie gets it just right. I'm not talking 100% comic-book-according-to-hoyle accurate, because... which retcon or reboot of the character?

     I'm talking about right. Right in that spot in the upper left part of your chest that says..."yeah, that was what I wanted" even if you didn't know until that very moment.

     Captain America did that. Ant-Man did that. Doctor Strange did that. And now, Wonder Woman did that.

     The DCEU has had a bumpy start, with the cool kids at Marvel/Disney mocking them from further on and the DC TV shows cheering them on and shaking their heads asking "why are you making it so complicated???" Watchmen was a hit, but not really connected to the DC Universe at large. Green Lantern was fun for me but largely reviled- a stone cold franchise-killer. Man of Steel, almost but not quite. In baseball terms, a single that put a runner on base. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was a walk that advanced the bases. Suicide Squad and the bases are loaded.

     And Diana of Themyscira, Swung, Connected and calmly hit that ball out of the park and through the window of the BMW that currently has the alarm going off. She walked her bases, not because she had to, but because she totally could. She gave us hope that Justice's Dawning would be golden, not cloudy and dark.

     If you haven't seen it, I'm not going to spoiler but one thing. You see glimpses of her costume...before she dons it, through a gap in her long black robe. A titillating glance here and a tease there, until the no-mans land scene. This was a brilliant move by a brilliant director.

     There comes a moment in every great superhero film, when the hero truly becomes the hero- Amazing SpiderMan had the cranes scene. Captain America had marching back with the POWs. the original Spiderman had the rescue of the child from the fire. Iron Man had the rescue of Gulmira's people. That moment when the music swells, the hero heros, and the heart in your chest skips a beat, as tears rise to your eyes.

     Wonder Woman has the no mans land scene, and it makes the boss-battle to follow somewhat anticlimactic. you see her, in all her glory...

     I have fallen in love with Wonder Woman over and over, in different generations, on comics, on TV. This was the moment I was waiting for, and I fell in love all over again. This is a must see. And Must see again and again.

Note. I would have published this yesterday, but wanted to wait and unbox this figure with my buddy Tango. This is the exclusive toysr'us version of the Wonder Woman figure without the long black robe. I was happy to find her this weekend.

1 comment:

  1. She looks cool.I'm waiting to see if they release a decent 3 3/4 figure.