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Professor Marston & The Wonder Women Delivers

| October 31, 2017

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The Wonder Women and the man who loved them will captivate you.

Put simply, this is a movie that will leave you noting that you don’t know ANYTHING about Wonder Woman. I didn’t know what to think as I walked into the theater. Being a fan of comics and DC particularly, I was excited to learn a little more about the special people who helped create the most iconic female hero and one of the most iconic heroes of all time. I was ready.

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The audience was ready but not prepared for what followed. I was captivated by the stories of these characters. I found myself having to remind myself on multiple occasions that this was actually based on real people. While I don’t want to spoil too much; who would have thought that Wonder Woman was based on two women who were in a polyamorous relationship with a talented psychology professor, together which they also achieved great feats like inventing the polygraph? Holy crap, right?

Let’s talk performances.

I am a Luke Evans fan. I think that he has been underrated in just about everything he does. He moves between boyish innocence and mischievous stud with so much ease. (Swallows jealousy) He is totally believable as a talented and proud Professor Marston who loves and respects the women in his life enough to develop an iconic character about them.

The winner in terms of performances in this movie though is Rebecca Hall. I’ve personally liked her since I saw her in The Prestige and feel that she is a widely underused actress in Hollywood. The strength and emotion that she brought to Elizabeth Marston, an incredibly impressive human being, really did the role justice and I fell in love with her.

Great messages for the time we live in.

This movie will never be a mainstream hit. If right-wing groups found out about it, there would be a new call to boycott Justice League and every other film with Gal Gadot’s portrayal in it.

This is a really good film and released at a good time in our society. The prevailing concepts of an untypical love being a truly deep one can help us all remember not to be so quick to judge the relationships of others. We would all do well to simply appreciate that anyone finds love in this world.

The film also gives a somewhat fresh take on feminism, an impressive feat for a movie set in the first half of the 20th century. Why isn’t it perfectly masculine to accept leadership from a loving authority? It is. We don’t have to pretend that we’re all the same, just acknowledge that we’re all equal. We just bring leadership different tools and styles to the table.

Watch the movie. Let me know what you take out of it. You can always find me on Twitter at @twel5.

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