Thoughts on the Wonder woman film

Ok, yes, it has an insanely high rating on rotten tomatoes and rightly so. But I can’t help but be a picky critic perhaps because all the hype raised my expectations somewhat. Warning: some spoilers.

  1. David Thewlis cast as Ares, the god of war, felt odd. Maybe due to seeing him as soft-spoken/mild-mannered Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter films but he did a good job nonetheless.
  2. The fight scenes could have been a tad more realistic. Yes, it’s PG but some blood on the blade/sword is not going to upset anybody more than an almost stark naked Chris Pine.
  3. There was a small drop in continuity when Diana puts her beer glass down and in the next frame, the beer glass is still in her hand and she puts it down again. I could be wrong. She could have been putting down Steve Trevor’s glass which he passed to her but this bothered me the whole rest of the movie. lol.

In addition, I couldn’t help being reminded of some Christian themes. For example, when the war continues even when “Ares” is killed, Steve explains that the violence comes from humans themselves and not the influence of higher evils reminiscent of the depravity of Man/original Sin, a point which is also common to Islam (see point 4, https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/9-things-you-should-know-about-ramadan)
Also, the concept of “deserving” and how everybody gets more or less than they deserve but in the end, trying to be just and fair is leads to even more people treated unjustly so believing in doing what’s right and love is more important regardless of whether the other party deserves it or not.

What do we as fallible humans deserve? What does Jesus as the perfect Son of God deserve? What did Jesus get when He came to this earth? What do we get when we believe in Jesus?

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16