Oprah's Wonder Woman Screening Party For 10-Year-Olds Was Everything
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 10:00
Gal Gadot and a few other Wonder Woman cast will be seen reprising their roles in Justice League releasing this November. In fact, what she does is even bigger than saving the DC Cinematic Universe-she revives the strength of females in film, reminding audiences why this isn't a "guy movie" or a "girl movie". Also, her magical hair was compared to Tangled.
Although Gadot wasn't in attendance, she caught wind of the event and shared the video of the Wonder Woman cake on her own profile. Also, "Wonder Woman" is a good-hearted complement to a masculine figure of Batman and Superman. When I took my daughters to see "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice", it contained the moment for which, as a father, I've waited for years. It would seem that the tangent Steve went on about not being an average man were all improved.
At the age of 20, Gadot served as an enlisted soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces where she served as a combat trainer, so she looks effortlessly badass as Wonder Woman.
As "Wonder Woman" remains abuzz in Hollywood, the critics are supporting the film, which could aid the crusade. But Gal was the Diana that I, as an Ashkenazi Jewish woman, have waited my whole life for and I wasn't disappointed. But it's clear who the film is meant to touch the most: women and girls who are thirsty for great representation of female capability.
After seeing the movie, I read the Times of Israel review by Jordan Hoffman and it helped explain my odd attachment to "Wonder Woman" as a Jewish feminist symbol: Diana's actions were propelled by a desire to make the world a better place. It succeeded beyond what I could have hoped for.
It was thrilling and wildly entertaining - at times amusing, at others poignant. We've never believed that was true. It's not just whatever looks cool or if it's a neat explosion. "That part of me is watching, saying, 'Ah, let's prove them wrong.'" Not all women want to watch slushy love stories or romantic comedies. Trailing the 2013 THOR sequel by a mere $19 million, WONDER WOMAN should move past the Norse God of Thunder by the weekend. The male friend I saw the movie with felt nearly as empowered as the three women in our group, and we're still gushing about it and its message days later.