You guys! I watched Wonder Woman this weekend, and holy cow! It’s so good! Back in high school, I used to be 100% in any time they made a movie about someone with superpowers (superhero movies were new and exciting then). But the last decade or so has so over-saturated the market with too many crappy superhero movies where overly-muscled dudes in spandex level cities in an attempt to show how they’re stronger/better/right-er than their arch nemesis.
Enter Wonder Woman!
I mean, look at her! She’s amazing! She fights her way across no man’s land between WWI trenches with a freaking sword! She speaks hundreds of languages! She fights to end war! Her whole thing is saving people! I’m pretty stoked about her.
And, there’s her aunt, Antiope, played by Robin Wright (Princess Buttercup! The Princess Bride was one of my favorite movies as a kid, and it’s awesome to see Princess Buttercup do some fighting). She’s a totally bad-ass general. At one point she flips off the back of a horse while shooting three Nazis simultaneously with the three arrows she had nocked in her bow. So good!
But it’s not just the good guys that are kick-butt women. The bad guy, Dr. Poison is a totally creepy mad scientist lady! She’s got a super icky mask (because she melted the bottom half of her face in a lab accident), and a penchant for inventing chemical weapons.
Of course, there are men in the movie, too, but it’s just amazing to see women headlining a superhero movie- and totally kicking butt!
So, let’s tie this to something knitting-related (this is a knitting blog after all).
This tiny Wonder Woman will save the day using her cuteness!
Wonder Woman Amigurumi by Clare Heesh
I love this classic Wonder Woman-style hat!
Great Hera! by Jensen Reyes
And this sweater would be perfect for days when you need to feel your most Wonder-full!
Wonder Woman Jumper by Kirsty Lothian
Have you seen Wonder Woman yet? If not, what are you waiting for! (Just be aware, you’re going to go around kicking things and sword fighting after you see it.)