This past Tuesday night I saw Wonder Woman with my friends, and then I saw it again on Wednesday morning with my sons. (They didn't want to go with my friends. ). I was considering napping through it on Wed, but I liked it so much that I stayed awake, even though I'd seen it less than 12 hours before.
I very much enjoyed this movie. I keep thinking of a few scenes over and over in my mind, and to me, that's a sign that it's a good movie.
Another poster said that they talk about how babies are made and they do. It doesn't really give anything away, but Wonder Woman's background goes back to ancient Greece, so there is a myth about how she was created out of clay by her mother and given life by Zeus. She has lived her entire life on a protected island with only other Amazon women. Later a character says that babies are made in different ways now and she is dismissive and says something like, "You're referring to reproductive biology; yes, I know all about that." He says something along the lines of, "Well, there's more to it than that..." She says something like, "You mean the pleasures of the flesh? Yes, I've read so-and-so's 12 volume treatise on pleasure." She tells him he wouldn't want to read them because it says that while men are necessary for reproduction, when it comes to pleasure they are unnecessary.
The thing is, the above conversation isn't flirtatious or wink-wink-nudge-nudge. She's just met a man for the first time ever and told him she was made of clay and given life by Zeus and he's taken aback by it and is telling her that that's not how it's done anymore. She is very naive and maybe a little defensive about her naivety (or clueless about it) and thinks she knows all there is to know. She's giving him the information in a very matter of fact manner. I wouldn't be uncomfortable having kids watch it at all.
There is a scene where WW and the man need to sleep on a little boat and he makes a point of moving away from her to sleep in an uncomfortable spot on the bottom of the boat. Again, very matter of factly she says, "Why won't you sleep here? There is plenty of room." He says something about not wanting to presume, and in the end he sleeps next to her, but again, there is no seduction involved. There is no indication that there is anything inappropriate going on. She's naive and practical and why should he sleep on the boards when the bed area is big enough for two. He is a little uncomfortable (it's 1919 after all), but it's not a sexualized scene.
As someone else said, there is a lot of heart. WW does what she does out of love and I kinda like that they showed her as a strong woman, yet very nurturing. She *cares* about people. She loves them. She is a protector, but in a feminine way, and not like a male protector. I really liked it that the nurturing aspect of women was used as her strength. She didn't have to drop her nurturing/loving nature in order to fight the bad guys. She didn't have to act tough. She could be soft emotionally and strong physically at the same time.
Edited by Garga, 16 June 2017 - 11:01 AM.