Editor’s Note: Here at The Josh Givens Blog I don’t ever really care what the radical progressive ultra-feminists have to say or think about much of anything, not just “Wonder Woman.” In all honesty, I just can’t take seriously any group of people that sycophantically endorses baby murder, voted for Hillary Clinton, dresses up like vaginas or engages in ridiculous campaigns against things like pizza delivery chains.
So, I saw “Wonder Woman” last night and let me go ahead and get this out of the way up front: It’s an amazing movie. Everything from the casting choices and costumes to the special effects and scriptwriting were phenomenal.
I admit that, as a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Iron Man, Spiderman, the Avengers, etc.) and as a harsh critic of the abysmal disappointment that was “Batman vs. Superman,” I went into this particular DC Comics flick with somewhat low expectations. I wanted to keep an open mind, though, and give it a chance. After all, I had read a few good early reviews from professional critics and I thought that perhaps the Warner Bros/DC franchise may have finally redeemed themselves this time around; not to mention that actress Gal Gadot’s brief appearance as Wonder Woman in “Batman vs. Superman” was really one of the only saving graces in that entire crap-fest of a movie. (Ben Affleck, I’m looking at you.) And, although her feature film career is still relatively new, some regular moviegoers will be familiar with Gadot from her role as Gisele in the last few “Fast and Furious” flicks. (Not my particular cup of tea, but she certainly would have gotten plenty of experience in that franchise.)
As it turns out, the reviews were right. Not since director Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” has the DC Cinematic Universe produced such a glorious masterpiece. “Wonder Woman” is everything that a superhero film should be and more. The movie presents the character’s origin story with a seamless finesse and perfection while carefully balancing the character’s [perceived] feminist qualities with modern ideals of heroism and “heroine-ism” and then, ultimately, alternative feminism — like when Diana suddenly becomes mesmerized by a little human baby or when she falls in love with Captain Steve Trevor (played by the always-fantastic and ultra-talented Chris Pine.)
Of course, if leftwing modern feminists — many of whom have been complaining about this movie for months — could have their way, Diana never would have poked or tickled that baby at all. She wouldn’t have fallen for a masculine male heroic figure. In fact, I’m sure these radical liberal feminists would prefer for Diana to have gotten pregnant out of wedlock, been beaten to a bloody pulp by an abusive man, had an abortion and then marched through the streets of London carrying a Planned Parenthood sign.
Anyway, Wonder Woman hails from an island nation world called Themyscira where men are not only hard to find, but are actually sort of belittled and scorned as they exist in a completely separate, male-dominated work space. She’s lived her entire life under the common societal belief that men are completely unnecessary for pleasure or company — which ultimately becomes ironic later as she enters “the world of man” and develops romantic feelings for Steve, even asking him at one point if he’s the “typical example of his sex” within the human species. Steve comically replies that he’s probably considered to be “above average.”
Overall, the praise for “Wonder Woman” has been high from both men and women alike. But, then there are folks like Kadeen Griffiths over at Bustle.com who turned the entire thing into a ridiculous racial argument, explaining that, in her opinion, there weren’t enough black women in the film:
As both a woman and a longtime fan of superhero movies, the success of Wonder Woman at the box office has made me happier than I can express. But as a black woman and a longtime fan of superhero movies, the actual content of Wonder Woman depressed me…By my count there were four lines spoken by black women in the entire two-and-a-half-hour runtime of Wonder Woman.”
She goes on to mention that these lines came from black women who were subservient to Diana and that the movie just wound up being a “white feminist victory” rather than a victory for feminists and all of womankind. [Insert collective eye roll from America here.]
Christina Cauterucci over at Slate magazine penned a column titled “I Wish Wonder Woman Were As Feminist As It Thinks It Is” in which she says:
To me, whatever chance Wonder Woman had of being some kind of feminist antidote to the overabundance of superhero movies made by and for bros was blown by its prevailing occupation with the titular heroine’s sex appeal.”
Later in the piece she even suggests that Captain Steven Trevor essentially takes advantage of Diana and exerts sexual dominance over her because he recognizes her naivety about male/female relationships — “...her capacity for consent is somewhat blurry.”
The film is currently ranked at 8.2/10 stars on IMDB and racked up a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Obviously, the fans, critics and normal people everywhere agree that it’s a spectacular piece of cinema. And it is. But, the fact that leftwing radical feminists are finding insanely stupid reasons to attack this film shows not only how disconnected from reality they truly are, but that their modern progressive movement is a total failure.
And that, dear reader, is just as worthy of celebration as is the box office success of “Wonder Woman.”