YouTubers On Wonder Woman's Impression On Female Fans

Debuting as part of the Justice League in 1941, Princess Diana of Themyscira also known as Diana Prince also known as Wonder Woman is one of the most popular female superheroes to date. In the 2017 film directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, it dominated the box office and broke records as the highest opening film directed by a female. The superhero movie had feminists and fans praising the entertainment industry for finally showcasing the artistic abilities of women. How big of an impact and impression would this film make on the female perspective? We gathered female YouTubers Marianna Neal from the channel Impression Blend, Jasone from the channel Tinker Jaso, Perri Nemiroff and Grace Randolph from the channel Beyond the Trailer to share their opinions on the superhero flick.

It's everything that I wanted and more … DC finally gave me the movie that I wanted to see.

With a huge sigh of relief, the DC universe finally stepped up their superhero game and created a film with a great message and storyline, according to YouTuber Jasone. She loves every bit of the film, especially the casting of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, who she feels really brings the character to life. YouTuber Grace Randolph praises Gal Gadot in her ability to exceptionally embody the superhero:

She is as much Wonder Woman as Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones and Christopher Reeve is Superman.

Jasone adores the way the film portrayed the relationship between Diana and Steve, played by Chris Pine, as a true partnership. The chemistry between Diana, naïve and idealistic while Steve, skeptical and cynical, creates a great balance that sets a positive example for the type of relationships people aspire to.

Randolph agrees and feels the film sends a positive message that men and women should work together to achieve a goal because they both have something to offer and they are both corruptible with their own flaws. The YouTuber even went on to describe the amazing chemistry between Diana and Steve as “Titanic level romantic.”

Jasone also notes that Chris Pine did an excellent job in his role as Steve and though he was the “love interest” in the film who typically follows the lead of the main character, he seems to develop as a solid character in his own right.

He was a love interest … he was competent … there was a moment when he was fighting side by side…he’s there standing beside her fighting together.

Wonder Woman does a great job in presenting the different sides of Diana’s character, according to YouTuber Marianna Neal, who feels the balance between the two sides of Wonder Woman’s characteristics are accurately represented, crediting the actress and a well written script,

I really liked what they did with her character, she’s strong and beautiful, and kind and compassionate … she can kick your ass easily but she can also get emotional … I just couldn’t help rooting for her.

Every great movie isn’t without flaws. One big gripe about the film is the end battle scene between Aries and Diana. The first two major battle scenes, one that takes place on the majestic island of Themyscira and the other on the barren and desolate battlefield in Europe are epic, according to all of the YouTubers. But when it comes down to the final battle scene, two of the YouTubers feel it is a huge let down:

That final battle scene is just pretty generic and kind of cheesy … they made this one stand out like a sore thumb and it also had some surprisingly sub par CGI in it, this was easily the weakest part of the movie.

One aspect of the movie noted by all the YouTubers is the length of the film. Clocking in at just over two hours, Neal feels the time length was justified and gave enough time to cover the origins of Diana and the Amazonians and her journey into the outside world:

This is a long movie and I was a little worried about that aspect of it because if the pacing is off something like this could easily get tedious but I was never bored watching it.

On the contrary, YouTuber Perri Nemiroff feels the pacing of the movie is one of its biggest flaws where in the second half of the film after leaving the vibrant visuals of Themyscira and entering into a dull and grey Europe, it starts to drag.

While Wonder Woman has an excellent concept of the villainy, it just isn’t executed as well as it could have been.

Nemiroff wants more out of the villains and thought there could have been more depth to their characters. Neal echoes the same feelings that the villains are underdeveloped and make the ongoing tension between good and evil almost too one-sided:

I particularly wanted more from Doctor Poison … I thought her character had a lot of potential to be an interesting villain.

Probably the biggest element of the film that had critics and all of the YouTubers raving and rooting for, is the message of female empowerment in a world traditionally dominated by men. Both in the entertainment fictional world as well as the real world. The traditional comic book character of Wonder Woman has always given off a certain representation of what women can and should do, according to Randolph. She feels this film was a refreshing and realistic new take on the Wonder Woman ideology,

I finally see the beauty of that balance between kicking butt and strength and love and compassion and I not only see it as a benefit to the character but as a benefit to humanity.

Feminism entertainment has traditionally always been crafted by men, even the original DC comic book Wonder Woman, who was created in the 1940’s. All of the YouTubers feel this film, led by Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot, creates a story with a distinct female point of view and nails it. The film checks off all the boxes of a great superhero story in which they exclaim its about time someone put out a female lead superhero movie,

There’s always been two Wonder Womans, the Wonder Woman who is a complete warrior and the other Wonder Woman who has compassion…this Wonder Woman had everything.

YouTubers Grace Randolph from Beyond The Trailer, Perri Nemiroff, Jasone from Tinker Jaso and Marianna Neal from Impression Blend review and react to movies on their channels regularly.