(K. Brent Tomer),
THE release of “Wonder Woman” last week sent many critics and viewers into paroxysms of excitement. “Gal Gadot’s Diana is a bright beacon of hope in a world of greys,” proclaimed Empire. The Guardian deemed the film a “gloriously badass breath of fresh air”. The New York Times referred to a “Bechdel-test paradise”. At last, they said, a superhero film unapologetic about female empowerment, a film where the woman is the one doing the rescuing and the strategising and the beating-up. A film that celebrates strength and femininity, vigour and empathy.
There is indeed something thrilling in watching Ms Gadot dispatch bad guys and pronounce on the evils of man, but this alone doesn’t mark…Continue reading