Wonder Woman Review: Does It Stand Up To the Hype?
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FEATURING STEPHANIE ABRAHAM – After decades of male-centered superhero movies, Hollywood has finally managed to release a female-centered one, and none other than the hero who has inspired countless girls and women for generations: Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman has returned to the big screen many decades after Lynda Carter first portrayed the feminist icon on film. Director by a woman – Patty Jenkins – this new Wonder Woman film features Israeli actress Gal Gadot in the lead.
It has already broken box office records raking in more than $100 million in its first weekend in North America alone, and earning the distinction of being the biggest opening for a film directed by a woman in history.
Does the new Wonder Woman film live up to the hype?
Read Stephanie’s review on Ms. Magazine HERE.
Stephanie Abraham is a writer and media critic, she helped found the feminist magazine make/shift and was the founding editor of the feminist magazine LOUDmouth. Her works have been published in McSweeney’s, Al Jazeera, Mizna and Bitch Magazine. She is the Pop Culture Correspondent and Film Critic for Rising Up With Sonali.