Screen Sirens podcast: Wonder Woman review
Screen Sirens Emma and Yolanta say Wonder Woman is the action movie women have been waiting for.
Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Wonder Woman is in New Zealand cinemas now.
Screen Sirens reviewers, Emma Rawson and Yolanta Woldendorp share why they think Wonder Woman is the ultimate female superhero movie in the podcast below:
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Screen Siren Fun Facts:
- Actress Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman. She is a former model and was once a trainer in the Israeli army where she taught gymnastics and calisthenics.
- Gal Gadot trained extensively for the role and put on seven kilos of muscle.
- She was pregnant when filming some of the reshoot scenes and had to wear a green cloth to cover her baby bump so it could be digitally edited out.
- Gal Gadot wants Wonder Woman to be a role model for girls everywhere, including her daughters, Alma and Maya. She says: “It is so important for girls and boys to have a female, strong, superhero to look up to. The more the merrier and there is plenty of room for many more women to come and I am very happy to be a part of it.”
- Wonder Woman first appeared in comic book form in 1941.
- William Marston the writer of the original comic book also invented the polygraph lie detector believed that women were ‘purer’ and superior to men, and Wonder Woman was designed to reflect the growing power of women in society.
- Director Patty Jenkins based her movie on the early comics: She told Empire magazine. “What was so magical about Wonder Woman then, was how powerful she was, yet she was so beautiful, and she was so kind, and she had such a strong moral compass. That’s it. That’s who, to this day, has drawn millions of women and little girls, and men, and all different kinds of people into dressing up like Wonder Woman and identifying with her. I think it’s absolutely important to honor the real, original Wonder Woman.”
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