Wonder Woman

Wow.

One little word, but it really sums up how I feel about the new Wonder Woman movie, starring Gal Godot and Chris Pine and masterfully fucking directed by Patty Jenkins. Wow.

I’m bad at watching movies, both in the theater and at home. I see the new Star Wars movies when they come out, and occasionally I’ll agree to watch one at home with Chris, because movies are her favorite, but that’s about it. Nevertheless, I saw this one twice this weekend. And it gave me all of the feelings.

The first time I saw it — a Friday-morning 3D showing, because that’s the only way I’d make it to work on time — I stopped counting how many times I cried after six. I was a little more restrained the second time (meaning I wasn’t sobbing at the opening logo), but it still affected me. I have a lot to say about the movie as a whole, about how it made me feel, and about how this movie was needed right now, but I’m going to try to keep this brief and just talk about a couple of things that really, really hit me.

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