I absolutely loved the new Wonder Woman film by DC Comics, directed by Patty Jenkins. The setting of the Amazonian world was exquisite with the Aegean sea, the abundant mountains, the cobblestone streets, and the extreme wide long shot of the whole city and the acropolis on the mountain with the cascading waterfall – my God! I was thrown back into ancient Greece.
Even the Amazonian costumes, helmets, and weapons were perfect with the added element of fantasy. I loved it! And Gal Gadot as Diana was a star! The only two critiques I have is that I wish she had more muscle like the DC comics portray Wonder Woman. But other than that, what a champion! And the love interest with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), I honestly thought he was out of her league – ah hello – she’s a goddess! Why on earth would she want to be with a mortal man? But of course, it was because of her love for him she felt compassion and had empathy for the human race, so, I’ll have to give her credit for that. Even though, like her mother said to her, the world doesn’t deserve her.
So, just to round up and recap, the Amazonian women in DC comics are a fictional matriarchal society (woohoo!) of ethnically diverse superhumans, based on the Amazons of Greek mythology. The Greek Gods created the Amazons and bestowed upon them the mandate as guardians to the Man’s World; their mission was providing a bridge for humans to obtain greater understanding. When the Amazons were enslaved by their charges, Queen Hippolyta led her people to freedom, and as a result, ultimately abandon their sacred stewardship.
I’m also very excited to have received my copy of Leigh Bardugo’s new book in the DC Icon Series, Wonder Woman: Warbringer! I can’t wait to read it and delve into Diana’s story all over again!!!
Blurb on Wonder Woman: Warbringer
The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world’s greatest super hero: WONDER WOMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author LEIGH BARDUGO.
She will become a legend but first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning . . .
Diana is desperate to prove herself to her warrior sisters. But when the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal, Alia Keralis. With this single heroic act, Diana may have just doomed the world.
Alia is a Warbringer – a descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to destroy or possess the Warbringer.
To save the world, they must stand side by side against the tide of war.
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