June 1st, 2017. This date shall forever be remembered as a landmark to mark the rise of female superhero protagonists in Hollywood.
Be it DC or Marvel, both can be called male chauvinists to an extent, considering the fact that there have been no solo movies made starring a female superhero character until now. “Wonder Woman” is one of the oldest and infamous superhero characters of all times, yet it took Hollywood 75 brief years to finally release a solo “Wonder Woman” movie.
What made movie studios keep themselves from making female superhero movies for such a long time?
Patty Jenkins, the director answered the question as follows.
“There are certainly a lot of reasons, and many of them are depressingly [related to] sexism,”
Finally the wind seems to take a new turn. ”Wonder Woman” premiered last Friday and what was expected as nothing more than an extension of DC Comics universe, turned out to be an underdog and is on its way to becoming one of the most successful superhero movies of all times.
It is estimated to hit as much as $100.5 million at the domestic box office, surpassing the Sam Taylor-Johnson’s directed 2015 romantic fad of a movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” that made $85.2 million in the opening weekend. “Wonder Woman” has shattered all records that any female protagonist movie has ever set in its entire theatrical run.
Patty Jenkins, the director of this amazing movie has stepped foot in the movie industry after a 14-year long gap in her movie-making career and nails it.
From Gal Gadot’s drop dead gorgeous goddess-like looks to the bad-ass action sequences, to the Gothic yet melodic title track; “Wonder Woman” is guaranteed to quench the thirst of all DC fans regardless of their preferences.
One thing is for sure, “Wonder Woman” has the ultimate potential to influence the way Hollywood movie makers and fans contemplate women in front of the camera, and off the camera as well.
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