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I enjoyed it a lot! I wish we had not been 10 minutes late and thus missed a chunk of Baby Diana On Themyscira. The dialogue & delivery were very funny and our audience was very willing to be entertained and as a result I did not hear a solid third of the lines because everyone was laughing too hard, which is not a bad thing.

A short list of things I found distracting, but hilarious:
- Wonder Woman's version of 'undercover operations.' Put on an enemy uniform, grab some Important Enemy Documents, and then RUN AWAY RUN AWAY RUN AWAAAAAY until you can march into the middle of Parliament and throw them at a politician's feet! It's adorable.
- the film's dedicated commitment to making it as hard as possible to tell the difference between Chris Evans|Steve Rogers and Chris Pine|Steve Trevor. I almost had to look that up to correctly match the Chrises and the Steves. I have had "Different Chris" stuck in my head all night. I cannot believe they literally had him go down in a plane carrying a superweapon. I mean, I can believe it, I'm just still laughing about it. ([personal profile] genarti: "Some say that Steve will end in fire, some say in ice.")
- THE TINY TOOTHBRUSH MOUSTACHE OF THE GREAT GOD ARES. Do you think that David Thewliss just flat-out refused to shave it? I think maybe he did. I think I would, if I were David Thewliss, because it would bring me great personal joy to know that the great god Ares would forever be immortalized with a tiny toothbrush moustache.

Diana goddessing her way through WWI battlefields was pretty amazing. I kept bracing myself for her to stumble or fail and have to be pulled up or rescued or overshadowed by Steve, and bless the film, she never was. Still, I wish she had talked to more women once she left Themyscira.

Overheard on the T on the way back: "I know you have all the Chris Pine feelings and you need to process those feelings but I need to process OTHER feelings right now."

Date: 2017-06-04 03:19 pm (UTC)
genarti: Mei from FMA yelling with knives out; Scar in the background looking attack-ready yet disconcerted. ([fma] a landslide taking the form of me)
From: [personal profile] genarti
And I will point out, from that discussion, that cross-dressing is optional -- we could also have had a woman from that village joining the band as a local guide/helper/whatever, or something!!

Anyway, I feel bad that whenever I start talking about it, I end up going "AND ANOTHER THING--" about minor nitpicks or the hilarity of the depictions of spying and David Thewlis's mustache. Because all of that is genuinely stuff that kept me from being fully immersed in the movie, but also I LOVED IT A LOT, I LOVED IT, IT DID SO MANY THINGS RIGHT THAT I GLUMLY EXPECT MOVIES TO NEVER DO RIGHT. Really my only actual major complaint is that Diana never really interacts post-Themyscira with any other women onscreen. All the rest is minor quibbling or minor detail, and THE MOVIE WAS SO GOOD IN SO MANY WAYS. DIANA.

...Also for the record a) thank you for immortalizing the post-movie quip I'm proudest of, and b) one can easily finish the poem:

Some say that Steve gets fridged in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire,
I hold with those who fridge with fire.
But if Steve had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of tropes
To say that for a fridging ice
Can raise vain hopes
And would suffice.
Edited Date: 2017-06-04 03:20 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-04 04:10 pm (UTC)
genarti: Marmalade cat looking in mirror, image of a lion staring back. ([misc] mirror mirror tell me true)
From: [personal profile] genarti
MY FINEST HOUR I THINK

Date: 2017-06-04 04:11 pm (UTC)
genarti: ([tutu] darkness comprehended it not)
From: [personal profile] genarti
Ooh, yes. Very well put, and I totally agree.

Date: 2017-06-06 06:07 pm (UTC)
dorothy1901: Gilda: Put the blame on Mame (Default)
From: [personal profile] dorothy1901
May I post your poem on [community profile] metaquotes, please?

Date: 2017-06-06 06:25 pm (UTC)
genarti: ([fma] ALL RIGHT!)
From: [personal profile] genarti
Sure thing!

Metaquoted!

Date: 2017-06-06 07:15 pm (UTC)
dorothy1901: Gilda: Put the blame on Mame (Default)
From: [personal profile] dorothy1901
Done! Thanks.

Date: 2017-06-09 06:39 am (UTC)
whimsyful: arang_1 (Default)
From: [personal profile] whimsyful
OMG *snorts* That is brilliant.

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