My first thoughts upon watching the Wonder Woman trailer:
Trying too hard.
Wonder Woman is trying to be empowering.
One way is with dialogue like this:
“I can’t let you do this.”
“What I do is not up to you.”
“What is a ‘secretary’?”
“I go where he tells me to go and do what he tells me to do.”
“Well where I’m from that’s called ‘slavery.'”
“I really like her.”
And I thought God’s Not Dead was preachy…
I think Woman Woman is trying too hard to be empowering, for two reasons:
I have nothing against empowered women, in fiction or in real life.
When the empowerment message is so in-my-face I feel insulted, because it’s like the filmmakers are treating me like a baby who can’t understand anything unless it’s spoon-fed to me.
“Open up the tunnel. Here comes the feminism.”
If this trailer is anything…
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