In the last year or so, Hollywood has found a new way to brush up its on-going obsession with superhero fanfare. Right when fans were beginning to bemoan the industry’s lack of ingenuity, 20th Century Fox stood up and reintroduced a novel concept for comic book adaptations. The studio pushed both Deadpool and Logan to house R-ratings, and the grittier storylines proved to be successful judging by the films’ box office hauls. Still, not every superhero feature is eager to follow in the steps of the X-Men features. Now, the director of Wonder Woman is speaking out about such by stressing why she felt the DC movie didn’t need a restricted rating.
“I cared a lot about it never being an R-rating. And I totally support the movies that do have an R-rating, but in this case I was very aware that little girls were going to want to see the film, and I was very protective of that,” Jenkins said.
“So it had to not be Rated R to me. I would have been happy to go for PG, but it's World War I, so we couldn’t!”
Of course, Jenkins is right about her observations regarding WWI. The first World War was unlike anything ever seen before in modern warfare. The feud’s massive scale and use of deadly, emergent technology made WWI one of the most lethal conflicts of all time. By the war’s end, about 40 million people had lost their lives whilst many more were injured. The calamity was unprecedented, and the world was unsure how to recover from such a brutal conflict.
Still, Wonder Woman’s focus does not appear to be eyeing the brutality of war; Instead, the movie seems to be centered on how Diana reacts to mankind’s savagery and how she is meant to rise above it. The warfare sequences in Wonder Woman will no doubt do their best to depict the horrific nature of WWI, but fans should not expect to see over-the-top blood or dismemberments. If anything, they should be prepared to see Diana’s shocked reaction to the war which will be heart-breaking in its own way entirely.
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Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins, from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg & Geoff Johns, story by Heinberg & Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs, and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner and David Thewlis.
Wonder Woman opens in theaters June 2, 2017.
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