Alicia Silverstone Confused by Wonder Woman's Acclaim

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I totally respect where she's coming from, but I also don't think she understands the full picture. "Wonder Woman," as underwhelmed as I was by it, is an incredibly important picture in that it actually fully captured the zeitgeist. Literally, everybody in the industry was talking about it. Why? It's a superhero movie, and there hasn't been a female-driven superhero movie that has succeeded this much in capturing the cinematic conversation until now. 

It's made $330M domestically. That is insane. It will most likely surpass "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" as the second highest grossing movie of the year  "Beauty and the Beast" is far and away unreachable, at the very least, until "The Last Jedi" is released. The films she mentions ("Mean Girls," "Clueless") didn't even make $100M.

A movie like "Wonder Woman" will have teenage girls, hell even younger tweens, look up to a strong and powerful female hero. That is gigantic. All of the juggernaut superhero movies thus far have barely scraped female heroism. Thank God for Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot: because of them it is no longer a dream, it is a reality. Younger girls worldwide can look in the mirror and pretend they are Wonder Woman, Princess of the Amazon, Goddess of truth. 

Before ‘Wonder Woman’ … ‘Wonder Woman?’ Before ‘Wonder Woman’ there have been many movies with female leads, so I get a little confused,” Silverstone said. “We have made strides, of course. I think about, what about all those wonderful comedians who are females who have had massive hits? There’s ‘Bridesmaids.'”

I don’t know. I just feel like, over the years, there was ‘Mean Girls,’ there was ‘Clueless,’ over time we have had so many movies that have been female-driven.” 


[The Wrap]
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