Over the past few days, I’ve had the opportunity to watch (or re-watch) a bunch of movies. Don’t you want to know what I thought of them? I know you do!!!
The reaction to ‘Wonder Woman’ has been astoundingly positive and has further solidified Princess Diana into legendary status. The movie exceed my expectations and there was definitely an appreciation for Wonder Woman, but the character that had perked me up was Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, the plucky secretary that had helped Princess Diana disguise herself into Diana Prince.
What’s puzzling about Wonder Woman is the reaction from a small-but-noisy contingent of men; what is it about this film that provokes such anger and hostility in certain quarters? What are the things in ‘Wonder Woman’ that seem like such a threat to these guys? I think there’s one thing in particular that’s a sticking point; I think what bothers them more than anything is that Diana’s fight matters.
Everlasting love and romance can seem such a fantasy. Especially within the movies and books showcasing scandalous affairs and love struck tragedies. As much fun it is to imagine such passionate adventures, it takes a story like A Man Called Ove, by Fredik Backman, to simply say love and romance is here you ninnies so shut your slobberin’ yappin’ mouth and get some work done.
The long-awaited Wonder Woman film arrived in theaters on June 4, 2017. It happily won the box office over the weekend and has continued to perform well since the opening. An additional note regarding the audience response is worth remarking on is that many of the women who see the film have said “I’ve waited all my life for this.”
Today, I take a look at what I call The Goldblum Effect. Why no, I don’t have much to do, why do you ask?
Travis takes a look at the movie based on the board game Clue, and finds that it’s pretty good overall.