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The Wonder Woman, Epilogue: Change Their Minds And Change The World

by on Jun.11, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

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The Wonder Woman, Part 4: Stop A Bullet Cold

I started this series of Wonder Woman reviews having watched it four times. As of this writing, the last of the review series, I’ve watched it a fifth time (IMAX again, because obv) and still came out of it exhilarated. I watched it with my friends over at Pinoy DC Fans, a group we founded way back in the early 2000s when we met through the now-defunct DC Message Boards.

It’s been over a week since the movie was released worldwide, and it has broken some box office records. On its opening weekend, its gross earnings reached approximately $103M domestically (US), much higher than the original $65M-$70M projections. Moreover, worldwide, it hit $223M that same weekend – with some markets still not even open yet at the time, including France, Germany, Spain, and Japan.

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The Wonder Woman, Part 4: Stop A Bullet Cold

by on Jun.10, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

Continued From:

The Wonder Woman, Part 3: Get Us Out From Under

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Since I’ve talked about what I wasn’t too fond of in Wonder Woman, I decided to list some of the things I truly loved. Note that I loved so many things about the movie, so this quick list is really just to sample some of my fave highlights.

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The Wonder Woman, Part 2: Stop A War With Love

by on Jun.08, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

Continued From:

The Wonder Woman, Part 1: Now The World Is Ready For You

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The great thing about Wonder Woman is how well it still fits into the over-all atmosphere and themes of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) while creating its own niche. While I personally have enjoyed all of the DCEU films so far (Man of Steel, Batman V Superman, and Suicide Squad), they have largely been divisive primarily due to how dark and often depressing they can be. The appeal these movies have for me is how thought-provoking they can be – how much they delve much deeper into ethics, psychology, and similar mature themes rarely looked at in the genre.

Wonder Woman certainly still fits into that mold because – perhaps even more than its feminist stance – it is a film that questions the worth of humanity and provides us a good hard look at the what we are capable of across a moral spectrum. However, on top of these themes, it offers so much more than what we’ve seen so far in the DCEU: innocence, pure joy, fun, hope, and a better balance of humor and seriousness.

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Wonder Week: Driving Forces

by on May.27, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

Wonder Countdown: five days to go in the Philippines!

As we prepare for the arrival of the Wonder Woman film, let’s listen to the thoughts of the folks behind this movie that’s over seven decades overdue.

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Wonder Week: Glimpses!

by on May.26, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

Wonder Countdown: six days to go in the Philippines!

Several days ago, they released more clips from the upcoming Wonder Woman movie. They are all awesome and make me even more impatient to see the film. The great thing about the clips is that they give us nice bits here and there, but they’re not spoiler-y. Mostly, they’re extended scenes of those we’ve already seen in prior teaserspreviews, spots, or trailers (one is even just a further extended version of the alley clip).

Aunt Antiope surprises Diana but then gets her own surprise.

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Who Is This Woman?

by on May.18, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

“You will soon find out.”

Two weeks to go in the Philippines!

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Goddess. Warrior. Legend.

by on May.02, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, My Life, Queer

One month to go!

Looks like Warner Bros. is now overcompensating making up for the purported barebones marketing for Wonder Woman for which they were criticized by the internet last week.

Of course, it’s also true that perhaps, after the debacle regarding the over-saturation of Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad marketing last year which included the spoiler of Doomsday in BvS, they’re trying to practice some restraint. That’s good, but restraint doesn’t mean there should be a huge drop in Wonder Woman visibility so close to the release date.

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