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REVIEW: Wonder Woman Movie Trailer #1
June 1, 2017 By Brett Jett
Whoa! The very first Wonder Woman movie trailer…ever! I saw it in theaters. And it starts out with the scene when Diana first met Steve! How appropriate, since that’s what started Diana on the WW mission.
This trailer offers me a preview of how writer Zack Snyder designed the WW mythos for the silver screen.
You all know I’m a connoisseur of the original WW concept. So, in light of that…. I like the look of his Paradise Island despite it not being what I expected, what with all the beautiful teal. I expected lush greens and iridescent color schemes instead. This difference could be due to the movie incarnation’s more archaic nature rather than its more high technology counterpart in the oringal comics. There’s a lot of golds, but hardly any silvers. Not a congruent choice, since they’ve yet to explain why Hippolyta named her one and only daughter ‘Diana’, after the goddess.
At least this version is closer to beautiful mother nature…Nothing like what I saw in the depressing New 52 Paradise Island.
Anyhow, the first very curious thing that got my full analytical attention was when Diana was touching Steve’s face on the beach. I like that Zack included that detail. Its something that Dr. Marston alluded to, but wasn’t showcased enough and so people missed this crucial factor. Her physical contact (known as ‘kino’) caused a chain reaction in her of nurturing this man, as women tend to be more sensitive to touch, even if they’re Amazons (who are part of the human race, BTW). Not sure if it was Zack or director Patty Jenkin’s decision to have that small-but-significant detail (among others), but it tells me that this movie was made with care.
The second significant thing I noticed was the music. The angelic voices, the haunting loom, etc. That’s exactly what I envisioned a WW movie would have. I’m glad to hear it! I’ll be expecting more.
Other things I noticed:
— Just as I heard in the news, this takes place during World War 1….probably to avoid controversy in dealing with World War 2?…Which is still a good thing, since Dr. William Moulton Marston was actually involved in World War 1 with his Marston Deception Test.
— The masked woman…its probably Paula von Gunther with a messed up face that she has to wear a mask.
— A man in military garb facing off with Diana in a blue dress…This guy reminds me of my original WW villain creation, William Mars. Could this guy actually be the god of war in human form?
— Overall, with the scenes of WW in a war zone and all, so far this movie reminds me of a fan film I saw on Youtube (by Jesse V. Johnson)…that slow motion feel, with low lighting.
But the most inflaming thing I have to rant on is (oh gee, big surprise, considering its Wonder Woman!) the gender related issues!
There’s a part in this trailer where Diana dances with Steve, and he tells her that he can’t allow her to do something…she then replies that what she does isn’t up to him. I have heard fans (esp. femi-nazis) rally about that scene, taking JOY in seeing Diana defy a man…even if its Steve! WTF?!
What angers me is that these types of fans (for selfish reasons) want Diana to ALWAYS be dominant, when in fact, Steve & Diana were designed to complement each other…sometimes he defers to her, other times it’s the reverse.
And so, these fans can make conclusions based on what they WANT to believe rather than the surrounding reality. Maybe Steve was protecting part of his covert operation and the emotionally raging Diana was about to blow it for him! Maybe Diana interjected his statement because she was so tunnel-visioned on her objective, which was to stop Mars NOW before he causes more atrocities. If that is the case, then this scene has NOTHING to do with which gender has the upperhand! Its just two differently tempered people disputing what should be done! Jeez, people!!
Its like some of you fans just WANT Diana to step all over the man…ALL men. Not a very kosher thing to want, people.
Another gender related scene that got some fans ranting & raving against Patriarchy is the very last scene that was meant to be funny. Where, suprirse, we see Etta Candy in movie flesh for the first time!! Woo! Woo! (She better be saying that in the movie, BTW!)
She tells Diana what a secretary is, to which Diana replies that that’s called slavery where she comes from. This has been misconstrued by feminist fans as being a stand against WW being made the secretary, AS IF that were a bad and oppressive thing! So what if she was made a secretary by the Justice Society back in 1940’s?! That just means she’s smarter than the others.
Consider this: Being a secretary is like taking on any other job…Its your JOB! You have a boss. You get paid. Period! Its not slavery, per se….its submission. Nothing wrong with that. In fact, its good to have some submission!!
And the fact is, being a secretary is not easy! This job takes real brains. And Diana certainly brains & speed for it. Its just that she’s also capable of so much MORE.
So the next time you hear about secretaries, think respectfully of them. They are a vital part of any business, any boss, and they are very capable people.
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