I finally watched Wonder Woman. I'm not a fan of big budget CGI nightmares in general but it was uniquely touching to see women at the center of battle scenes, doing cool martial arts moves and killing the bad guys.
As I watched it I felt profoundly different than when I watch men in those superhero roles and it made me choke up a bit. I could sense on a deep level that I was seeing something very different and very special, and that is why representation is so important.
The closing speech was also super Star-Wars esque, and also incredibly meaningful to me at this particular moment:
I used to want to save the world. To end war and bring peace to mankind; but then I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. I learnt that inside every one of them there will always be both. The choice each must make for themselves – something no hero will ever defeat. And now I know... that only Love can truly save the world. So now I stay, I fight, and I give – for the world I know can be. This is my mission now. Forever.
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