How did Wonder Woman break the box office record?
Posted September 11, 2018 04:18:51When Warner Bros. released Wonder Woman last week, its opening weekend gross was a little under $250 million.
Thats a lot of people watching it in a theater, so Warner Bros., understandably, has been eager to promote the film.
Warner Bros also released a video promoting the film, featuring Wonder Woman talking about how she’s fighting to stop the evil villain Drax from destroying the world.
But Wonder Woman has also been a controversial movie, with critics decrying the film for glorifying the villain’s role in her comics, and calling for a boycott.
And Wonder Woman’s biggest critics aren’t the comic book community.
The film’s main critic, writer and director Patty Jenkins, says that Wonder Woman is a “super villain” in its portrayal of women, and that it perpetuates harmful stereotypes of women in pop culture.
“This is a movie that is so often associated with, if not perpetuated by, the sexist tropes of our culture,” Jenkins said in an interview with ABC News.
“I think it’s very, very unfortunate that this film perpetuates those harmful tropes.”
It’s not just Jenkins who’s made these comments.
In an interview on The View, director Patty Sanders said that the film perpetuated sexist stereotypes of Wonder Woman, as well.
“I think that the movie is a very clear example of the kinds of things that the creators are saying that are perpetuating a very, a very toxic and destructive culture in this country,” Sanders said.
“It is a message that we need to be talking about.”
For the record, I’m not calling Wonder Woman a sexist film.
The fact that she’s a super villain is part of the fun.
It’s the bad guys.
But the thing that makes Jenkins’ criticism even more troubling is that Jenkins herself is an artist.
Jenkins is a feminist, and Jenkins, an artist, has long been a feminist.
So while Jenkins may not think the movie perpetuates sexist stereotypes, she also believes that Wonder Women perpetuates them.
And Jenkins is certainly right.
In her book Wonder Woman: The Movie, Jenkins writes about how Wonder Woman came to be.
Jenkins writes that Warner Bros had initially planned on releasing the film as a standalone film, but when the studio was faced with a backlash from women who wanted to see a Wonder Woman film, they changed their mind.
Jenkins said that she believes that the negative reaction from women made Warner Bros rethink its plan, but also that the studio’s decision to release the film with the title Wonder Woman was a huge factor in its decision to not move forward with the standalone film.
The reason Warner Bros changed its mind, Jenkins wrote, was because Wonder Woman “is the first superhero film in which women are not just portrayed as the lead but also as a supporting character.”
Jenkins also wrote that Warner’s decision “reflects the larger zeitgeist in Hollywood, and the importance of women and the power that women hold in Hollywood.”
This is not the first time Wonder Woman fans have taken issue with the movie.
In 2017, a petition was created calling on Warner Bros to “ban Wonder Woman” from their movies, and in 2018, a protest was organized to stop Warner Bros from releasing the Wonder Woman animated film.
Wonder Woman has faced criticism for perpetuating harmful stereotypes, such as the villainous Drax being portrayed as a woman, but Jenkins is no fan of the film either.
In a blog post for the New York Times, Jenkins said that it is “completely false to say that the characters are not attractive and feminine, or that women are incapable of working in the superhero industry.”
In an interview for GQ, Jenkins also said that Wonder Man, who was originally a character created for DC Comics, was a “perfect example” of how female superheroes are portrayed in comics.
“The problem is that [Wonder Man] was a very specific, very limited character, and he was made for a specific purpose,” Jenkins wrote.
“If you’re going to make a hero that’s a character with a specific role, you can make one who’s a generic villain or a generic bad guy or an idealized hero, but if you’re making a superhero that’s an idealization of all of these things, then you’ve got a problem.
Wonder Woman isn’t the only one with that problem.”
In the same GQ interview, Jenkins added that she thinks that Wonder Men, who she wrote about in her book, are “pretty damn good looking, but that’s not what we’re looking for in a character.”
But not everyone agrees with Jenkins’ opinions about Wonder Woman.
In a tweet, comic book writer and artist Chris Samnee said that he believes that Jenkins is wrong.
“Wonder Woman is an awesome, powerful woman, and it is a real shame that Warner has chosen to perpetuate the very same kind of harmful gender stereotypes that they’re trying to