This one is definitely going down in the books. Not only did my girls get to watch the new Wonder Woman weeks before it came out in the theater, they got to hang out and watch their Mom (me!) interview director Patty Jenkins and Wonder Woman herself Gal Gadot. I don't think I've ever been so excited or ready to rave about a movie before. This one. This one is a game changer.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment comes the epic action adventure starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright, directed by Patty Jenkins.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
I've shared with you the film's synopsis and you can check out the trailer below. What I would like to share with you though is my opinion, as a Mom to two little girls watching Wonder Woman for the very first time. Wonder Woman was a lot of firsts for my girls. It was their first action film, first PG-13 movie, and first time watching a powerful female lead a major motion picture.
The film is rated PG-13, my girls are 6 and 8, and of course as a Mom you use your best judgement. I figured the rating was mostly for the war scenes and thought my girls could handle that. What I wasn't prepared for was a beautiful scene featuring Chris Pine standing there in full nude Ken doll mode. My initial reaction was to cover their eyes, but they just giggled and moved on.
I asked Director Patty Jenkins if there was any hesitation in adding that particular scene, knowing little girls will be lining up to watch Wonder Woman.
Director Patty Jenkins said, "...I went to a screening where some younger kids went, and ...I was so touched because their ability to understand greater themes was so wonderful, and I realized, wow, we made a movie for adults, too, but little kids can understand the thematics of love and laying down your weapons and trying to do the right thing and what Diana learns by the end of the story. So, I wanted it to be something that they could see with their parents' comfort and support."
The more I thought about the Chris Pine scene in particular (and believe me, I thought about it), I thought, well he did cover himself, it was very brief and really, no different than seeing their Ken doll in between outfit changes. Again, as a parent, you use your best judgement.
Oh the merchandise! We were lucky enough to tour some of the sets and props and get a peek at all of the cool new merchandise you can look forward to. Get ready, Wonder Woman is taking over a store near you. My older daughter was most excited about the books, my younger daughter was most excited about the dolls. I was most excited about the jewelry and of course, we are were all kind of in awe of the costumes as we are already thinking ahead to Halloween.
Thank you to Warner Bros. for treating me and my girls to such a memorable experience. It was such a treat to look over and see my daughter's eyes just completely light up in awe while watching a strong powerful female kick major ass and save the world. This is exactly what our little girls need today- Wonder Woman to let them know that they too can make a difference. And for the little boys out there, it is just as equally important for them to see a powerful woman on the screen, not only fighting alongside other superheroes, but being a superhero.
Watch the trailer and get ready! Wonder Woman hits theaters this Friday, June 2nd! Click the button below to buy your tickets.