Warner Brothers released the first trailer for 2017’s Wonder Woman at Comic-Con on July 23rd. As the first major superhero movie (that I can recall) to feature a woman as said hero, it’s worth taking a deep dive into what this movie is all about. (Photo Credit: independent.co.uk)
0:03 – Three seconds into the trailer, the first clear thing we see is a notable non-woman, Chris Pine.
0:12 – Gal Gadot tells us the aforementioned Chris Pine character is, indeed, a man, though says so in a questioning tone.
0:25 – Awesome temple, presumably run by women.
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0:34-0:44 – Quick cut clips of Gal Gadot, future or current wondrous woman, following Chris Pine and/or wearing beautiful dresses.
0:48 – The most conspicuous hidden sword ever. Note to self: don’t wear a partially backless dress when hiding sword between shoulder blades.
0:57-1:09 – Back-and-forth of Chris Pine delivering “witty” dialogue, while Gal Gadot monotones it through her lines forever.
1:10-1:18 – Amazons doing Amazon things with horses, bows and arrows and weird double-pointed stabby devices.
1:21 – More of women seeming vulnerable and subservient toward men.
1:26 – Oooh, that looks like something recognizable…
1:42 – OOOH, lasso of truth in action!
1:44 – “I can’t let you do this,” says former random stranger to freakin’ Wonder Woman.
1:54 – “What I do is not up to you.” Bam! So you’re saying Wonder Woman doesn’t have to listen to some random dude she found washed up on the shore?
2:04 – More lasso of truth.
2:08 – I have no idea what’s going on here. Is she self-combusting?
2:37 – “Well, where I’m from that’s called slavery..” Yeah, except she GETS PAID to be a secretary! And can presumably call out sick or go on vacation or receive a flower bouquet for her birthday. Get a clue Wonder Woman. You clearly don’t understand how the non-Amazon world works.
2:51 – It’s over and there was no sign of the invisible jet. Hmm, well played Warner Brothers.
Todd Salem is a Contributing Editor at BuzzChomp. He’s also a Staff Writer for NFL Spinzone, a Featured Columnist at College Sports Madness and an Analyst for Tipster Labs, among others. Follow him on Twitter.