Just in time for the opening of the Wonder Woman live action feature later this week, this animated movie provides the background to Wonder Woman’s origins. “On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud warrior race of Amazon women thrives, shielded from the corrupt world of man. But a betrayal leads to the escape of Ares, the God of War, and Amazon Princess Diana must capture him before he unleashes global chaos and destruction. With the aid of cocky fighter pilot Steve Trevor, Diana tracks Ares to the United States for a battle unlike any humankind has ever faced in this epic tale.” That’s a little pompous, but it’s a fair description of what happens in this 113-minute animated adventure. First released in 2009, this edition was directed by Lauren Montgomery and stars the voices of Keri Russell (Diana), Nathan Fillion ((Steve Trevor), Alfred Molina (Ares), Rosario Dawson (Artemis), and Oliver Platt (Hades). If you need a little something extra to get you excited about the Wonder Woman movie, this little tidbit will fire you up! GRADE: B+


      1. Todd Mason

        The small controversy, from people who have Nothing better to worry about. The implication that men pose a potential threat in a cinema is probably overblown (though we don’t need any Men’s Rights loon proving them correct), but ultimately, as many have noted, why does anyone care all that much? Not really keeping any men from seeing the film.

  1. mary mason

    I’m looking forward to the movie.

    I hadn’t heard of the controversy. I have mixed feelings about the all women showings. I sort of understand it, but imagine how it would be if there were all male showings: major controversy. Kind of like sisters in crime. It did bring to the public the issue of the male dominance of mystery writers and lack of reviews in some places for female writers, and it helped level the field. Our local chapter, though, was threatening boycott of a store because there was an all male signing set. What they didn’t consider was the men had done all the leg work, contacted the store, etc. something they could have done but didn’t. I pointed it out to the woman who was making the biggest fuss and her response was that the store needed to be educated


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