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New Wonder Woman Trailer – The Hero Women Deserve

New Wonder Woman Trailer – The Hero Women Deserve

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The new Wonder Woman trailer gives me a lot of hope that the movie is going to represent the hero the way she is meant to be represented.  In DC comics, Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman represent their “trinity”.  The three most important heroes they have.  Wonder Woman is the most powerful of the three.

Now, I am sure they are not going to highlight all of her powers in her first movie (seriously she has been around 75 years and this is her first movie) but the trailer shows her two most iconic.  In the banner pic she is deflecting bullets like a champ (1:17 in the trailer video for a good taste) and her golden lasso of truth is truthing people TO THE GROUND (check 1:53 in the trailer!  This hero is not playing around.  And director Patty Jenkins seems to be making sure that Wonder Woman is a movie about a woman.  Here are a couple things I noticed.

Wonder Woman and The Bechdel Test

In 1985 the Bechdel test was born.  It is three rules.  And you would be surprised and probably saddened by how many movies you love fail it.

  1. Are there two female characters (with actual names) in the movie?
  2. Do they ever talk to each other?
  3. When they talk to each other, is it about something other than a man?

There is a reason why Bridesmaids was such a hit.  And making a point to show Diana Prince talking to Etta Candy is putting people on notice that this is not a typical superhero movie.  Do any of the Marvel movie pass?  How about the Nolan Dark Knight movies?

Typical Man Stuff Blown Up

The scene where Steve Rogers (Chris Pine) tells people that Diana is his secretary is important because while all the harumphing men in the room probably took it for granted, us knowing that she could dismantle the whole room in about five seconds makes it look that much more ridiculous, and not just in a “oooh I have a secret” way.  Diana is a PRINCESS who protects HUMANITY.  She is so far above them all it is nuts.

World War One Getting some Love

If you look, one of the main villains is a woman.  And while this is not a specifically woman-centered thing, the fact that they are not using World War Two is a breath of fresh air.  It makes sense within her story, too.  It was, as noted by Steve Rogers, the “war to end all wars” so if the Amazons were going to step in, it would be a good time to do it.  Plus Nazi’s are way too easy.  They are tired as villains.

So, first the trailer and then some sweet Wonder Woman facts!

  1. She is pretty much an even match to Superman in strength and power.
  2. Since she was raised as a warrior, Batman has said she is a better raw fighter than he is, powers or not.
  3. Her bracelets are made from Zeus’ shield and the main reason she wears them is to DAMPEN her powers.  Otherwise she would just be too powerful for anything she ran up against except a god.
  4. Her character was created by the guy who invented the polygraph machine and she was designed specifically to show a strong, liberated woman hero.
  5. She can wield Thor’s hammer.  And if you don’t know what that means, then let me know in the comments.

So, the Woman who can beat up Superman AND Batman finally has her own movie and all she needs to do for her very first thing is fix World War 1  Seems easy enough.

I saw a lot of Wonder Woman costumes on trick or treaters this year and it made me happy.  I hope the movie, and more importantly, the care the studio seems to be taking with the character, inspires women everywhere.  The all female Ghostbusters reaction was disheartening.  I hope the Princess from Themyscira can get people thinking right.

 

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Acadia Einstein

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54 Comments

  1. Cindy Ingalls

    I was obsessed with Wonder Woman when I was a younger. I never missed an episode of the Linda Carter show. I’m excited to see the new movie and hope it lives up to the hype.

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    • Cider

      OMG ditto I was OBSESSED as a kid. I’m so excited.

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  2. Cider

    Legit, the reaction to Ghostbusters was super disappointing, especially since it passes the Bechdel Test in spades and it’s a lot of fun and there’s really just nothing to complain about. It’s a great, fun, awesome movie about ladies kicking ass. Get over it, fedora-wearing basement-dwellers.

    I’m SUPER PSYCHED for this movie, as you will not be surprised to know. Did we already write something about this previously? I feel like I remember trying to find awesome gifs about her from the first trailer. ANYWAY. Here’s a fun fact for all of you – the Bechdel Test is a misnomer. Alison Bechdel actually attributes the test to her friend Liz Wallace and at the very least would like it to be called the Bechdel-Wallace Test instead, per an interview with Terry Gross on NPR.

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    • Acadia Einstein

      Stop womansplaining things to me tho…

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  3. Imaobong

    Okay, so that trailer was super epic, and her bracelets are to dampen her powers?
    I can’t wait to see the movie!

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  4. Nicole Haas Etolen

    I remember when I as a kid, I had a wonder woman costume I’m a big fan of it. Can’t wait to watch this movie.!

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  5. Kelly Reci

    One of my favorite woman Super Hero. I’m so excited to watch this movie.

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  6. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    Not to get political or anything, but this reminded me of our current presidential election. (AKA the woman is an even match to the man in strength and power. Although, in my personal opinion, she’s a little stronger!)

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  7. Amber Myers

    I can’t wait to see this! My entire family is planning on going. Wonder Woman rocks! I dressed up as her on Halloween when I was like, 5.

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  8. Cynthia Nicoletti

    I see this on television and they said it was coming out next year. Can’t wait to see it.

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  9. DogVills

    Oh, I love her. I can’t wait to watch the movie!

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  10. Dora Clemons

    We are definitely going to check this out as soon as it’s released!! Hubby and I are due for a date night and I think we could totally agree on this!!

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  11. Christine Cox

    I studied film in college and never heard of the Bechdel test. It is quite interesting though because, like you said, a lot of movies back then would’ve failed this test!

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  12. Janine Good

    I am excited to see this film as I loved the original. Most superhero movies are of no interest to me, but perhaps this one will impress me!

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  13. RonRon

    Gal Gadot is impressive. Love every bits of her with this new movie!

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  14. Mihaela Echols

    So excitee for this to come out! Its going to be awesome!

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  15. Kimberly c.

    I like that you refer to her as the woman who can beat batman and superman. Yes finally a female super hero. Hope this one becomes a hit.

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  16. Jacqui Odell

    I am a shame to say I don’t know what you mean by she can can wield Thor’s hammer.

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  17. Our Family World

    The last time I watch her in a movie it was in Batman vs Superman and she’s really keen. I’m amaze that she has her own movie.

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    • Acadia Einstein

      I am really really glad this is happening. Did you like BvS?

      Reply
  18. Kelly Reci

    I totally like the trailer, finally she has her own movie. I love the facts about Wonder Woman.

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  19. Sondra Barker

    Love seeing the breakdown of the upcoming film like this! Its about time a female superhero gets proper recognition!

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  20. canonicole

    Wonder Woman is such a powerful character is about damn time she got her own movie!

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  21. Blair Villanueva

    I’m excited to watch this movie, and relate to my inner Wonder Woman ????

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  22. Lisa Rios

    I am hearing about the The new Wonder Woman movie just now, but the trailer really looks promising and interesting enough to watch out. I am sure this movie could inspire many women all around globally!

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  23. Hey Sharonoox

    I watched wonder woman when I was young and it’s about time they finally give this character her own movie. It was so under-rated. Can’t wait to watch the movie!

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  24. Ari

    I can’t wait to see this! I’ve never heard of the Bechdel test but now it has me evaluatig every movie I can think of LOL

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  25. Cynthia Nicoletti

    I heard about the new Wonder Women Looking forward to seeing it.

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  26. uprunforlife

    Oh I bet this is an amazing movie. I will have to watch it when it comes out on DVD.

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  27. Tami Qualls

    It’s a super hero movie. We will definitely be seeing it! It’s a family thing!

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  28. erinconefrey

    I really can’t wait to see this movie! It looks like they did an amazing job! -Erin at http://www.stayathomeyogi.com

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  29. Nadine Cathleen

    Can’t wait to watch the movie. I’d always preferred her to superman 🙂

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  30. Rosey

    Ha, I love that she can pick up Thor’s hammer. I had no idea.

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  31. Miranda (Anosa)

    I have seen the trailer and omg I am so in love and can not wait to see the movie. Finally a superwoman movie that’s worth the wait

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  32. crystal

    The trailer was really good, Looking forward to watching the movie

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  33. Debbie-jean Lemonte

    I’ve been waiting so long for this movie. The trailer is only build my anxiety even more!

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  34. Christina Aliperti

    I always loved Wonder Woman so I am super excited for this! I haven’t seen a good movie in a while so it’s about that time.

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    • Acadia Einstein

      If there is going to be one, this is it. But it is a long wait until June!

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  35. allaboutbabysworld

    I never knew so much about wonder woman! I am excited to see the movie now!

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  36. Elizabeth O.

    I love that they decided to make a solo movie for Wonder Woman! This will help inspire a lot of young girls out there. She’s one awesome superhero!

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  37. Vera Sweeney

    I am so excited to see this movie!!! I am a huge super hero fan and it’s about time she got her own movie like this.

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  38. Marceline Dementori

    I like Gal Gadot and I think she’s awesome in Batman V Superman. It’s nice that they gave her a chance to star in a solo movie for Wonder Woman!

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  39. CourtneyLynne

    Ooooo this is going to be one incredible movie!!! Can’t wait to see it

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  40. Krystal

    We will SO go see this movie. We are all about the superheroes flicks.

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  41. geaninecilenti

    I love Gal Gadot and have always been a WW Fan! My daughter and I are so excited to see this movie.

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  42. Rika (@thedealmatch)

    Sounds pretty awesome.. I have to see this movie… So excited!

    Reply

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